Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
He returned to Poland in June 1947 and rejoined the Polish army where he worked in intelligence and aerial photography and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In May 1951 he was arrested and accused of spying for England. He spent six months in a dungeon where he was subjected to torture and held in a cell measuring 2 metres by 90 centimetres (about 6 feet 7 inches by 3 feet). After a hearing lasting twenty hours per day, he was convicted on 13th May 1952 and sentenced to death. He was executed, by firing squad, on 7th August 1952 in the prison at Rackowiecka Street, Warsaw – the trial judge was powerless to commute the sentence because of the nature of the alleged crime. He was vindicated and received a state pardon on 7th May 1956. He is buried in the Military Cemetery at Warsaw but the exact location is unknown.
When France’s defences were breached by the Germans, the Poles moved into Spain and attempted to take ship for Algiers. He was held by the Spanish authorities but escaped immediately and concealed himself amongst some crates; in this way he got on board the vessel and stowed away until the vessel docked in Algiers where he rejoined his unit.
He was a navigator, born on 28th November 1910 (one source gives his birth date as 28th February 1912) and known to be in service on 8th July 1943 and killed on a mission over the Bay of Biscay on H576 on 22nd August 1943, shot down by a night fighter crewed by Oberleutnant Kurt Necesany and Lt. Lothar Wolff of 14/KG 40 130Km west of Cape Ortegal, Spain.
Photo courtesy of ARS Group
He was a navigator, born on 11th March 1913 in Elizawetgradzie (now known as Kirowograd) near Odessa.The Jego rodzice (Artur - agrotechnik - i Zofia z domu Gruszecka) wyjechali do Rosji, gdyż ojciec otrzymał tam posadę.Tfamily left for Russia, because his father received a job there. Później rodzina powróciła do Polski, gdzie Jerzy Majewski uczęszczał do szkół - w Zakopanem, Białymstoku iw końcu we Lwowie. Later the family returned to Poland, where he was educated and graduated with an engineering degree in 1938. After graduation he was conscripted and served in the Reserve Officers School of Communication at Zegrze close to Warsaw.
He was a pilot and was born on 24th May 1915. He was posted in to the Squadron on 20th June 1941 from RAF Bramcote. He survived the crash landing of R1413 on 1st October 1941 at Micklefield, West Yorkshire and the crash landing of DV437 at March, Cambridgeshire on 12th April 1942. The latter was following an abortive attack on the Krupps works at Essen. En route, Sergeant Lozowicki and his crew fought off an attack by two Messerschmidt Me110 fighters and were unable to hit the primary target. In spite of engine trouble, he still managed to bomb a Luftwaffe aerodrome at Dinant, France before limping home. He was posted out to the Polish Depot at Squires Gate on 8th August 1942 pending a medical board following his injuries in the crash landing at March. He was awarded the Krzyz Walechznych (Cross of Valour) by Air Vice Marshal Ujejski on 21st November 1941.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Tadeusz Krzystek lists him as a pilot with 304 Squadron but it is unclear whether this was before or after his stint flying special operations with 1586 Flight. He was born on 27th July 1913 and prior to the war he was a navigator with 217 Bomber Squadron, flying on the PZL37 Moose mainly .