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THE GREAT WAR

Notable Polish pilots of WW1



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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.




Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Victories Sources Detail Air Service Units Death Note Other Sources
Kapt Donatus Adamovich MAKIENOK (MAKIJONEK) 8 Franks et al. (+ 1 unoff.) IRAS & Pol.AF 3KAO, 7AOI; 1.Pol.Det, 3.Pol.Esk 18/06/1941 Nieuport ace, 1917. 9; 4+5 unconf(Kulikov)
Ltn Sylvester Mieczyslaw GARSZTKA 6 N.Franks et al. German AS & PoAF Jasta 31 10/06/1919 KIFA
Tadeusz GROCHOWALSKI 5 Franks et al. IRAS 7KAO 1+4 unconf (Franks)
Viktor KOMOROVSKI 5 Franks et al. IRAS 6
Antoni E. MROSZKOWSKI 5 Franks et al. IRAS & PAF 24KAO; 19Sq Polish-Soviet War. 9; 1+4 unconf
Stephan PETER 5 Armée Austro-Hongroi
Wiktor LANG 4 J.Safarik kukLFT (observer)
Uffz Stanislaw ROZMIAREK 4 German AS Jasta28, Jasta62 1 (Franks) 3 unconf.
Kasimir SCHMIDT 4 J.Safarik kukLFT Flik14 (observer)
Stefan PAWLIKOWSKI 3 AMF & PAF Spa96; 121'Kosciuszko'Sq Ww1, Polish-Soviet War and ww2. 3 unconf. France
Lt Stefan Stanislaw STEC 3 J.Safarik (+6 unconf) kukLFT & PAF Flik3, Flik3J, Flik9J; 7'Kosciuszko'Sq Albatros 1918;Polish-Russian War, 1919. 7 ww1
Maryan GAWEL 2 J.Safarik kukLFT Flik36, Flik41J
Johann PARENSKI 2 J.Safarik kukLFT Flik10 (observer)
Stefan BASTYR 1 J. Safarik KukLFT Flik 10, Flik 12R, Flik 37P (observer) Observer/technical officer
Eduard CZERNY 1 J.Safarik kukLFT Flik3 (observer)
Ofstv Jakob LEDERMANN 1 N.Franks et al Fliegertruppe Jasta 13
Heinrich SZELIGA 1 J.Safarik kukLFT Flik7 (observer)
Johann WIERZEJSKI 1 J.Safarik kukLFT Flik15 (observer)
Table: Notable Polish pilots of WW1


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