Pilots from No. 303 (“Kościuszko”) Polish Fighter Squadron with one of their Mk II Spitfires, resting from the strain of heavy fighting during the ‘Battle of Britain’ in the late summer of 1940 (from left): Sgt Kustrzynski, Sgt Popek, Sgt Szlagowski, F/O Feric, P/O Daszewski and F/O Zumbach.   Kustrzynski, Szlagowski and Zumbach

"Lions all" KB Pilots from No. 303 (“Kościuszko”) Polish Fighter Squadron with one of their Mk II Spitfires, resting from the strain of heavy fighting during the ‘Battle of Britain’ in the late summer of 1940

Pilots of RAF Polish Squadron 303 pose with their Squadron Leader, Jan Zumbach, in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England (October 1942)

Pilots of the famous No 303 Polish Squadron RAF, pose with their Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England - October 1942

A group of pilots of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron RAF stand by the tail elevator of one of their Hawker Hurricane Mark Is at Northolt, Middlesex. They are (left to right): Pilot Officer Mirosław Ferić, Flying Officers Bogdan Grzeszczak, Pilot Officer Jan Zumbach, Flying Officer Zdzisław Henneberg and Flight-Lieutenant John Kent, who commanded 'A' Flight of the Squadron at this time. October 1940.

CH A group of pilots of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron RAF standing by the tail elevator of one of their Hawker Hurricane Mark Is at RAF Leconfield 24 October 1940

ilots of 303. Sqn and Spitfire Mk Vb s/n BL670 RF*K "Vojtek" - RAF Northolt early May 1942.  Standing L to R: F/Sgt Waclaw GIERMER, F/Sgt SZNAPKA, P/O Marian SZELESTOWSKI, F/O Jerzy SCHMIDT, F/O Janusz KOBYLINSKI, unknown, F/O Eugeniusz "Horba" HORBACZEWSKI, F/O Janusz MARCINIAK, Sq/ldr Jan "Johnny" ZUMBACH, Fl/lt Zygmunt BIENKOWSKI.  On the Spitfire L to R: Sgt Jozef STASIK, Sgt Ryszard GORECKI, F/Sgt Mieczyslaw ADAMEK. Below of Sgt Gorecki is F/O Longin MAJEWSKI.

ilots of 303. Sqn and Spitfire Mk Vb s/n BL670 RF*K "Vojtek" - RAF Northolt early May 1942. Standing L to R: F/Sgt Waclaw GIERMER, F/Sgt SZNAPKA, P/O Marian SZELESTOWSKI, F/O Jerzy SCHMIDT, F/O Janusz KOBYLINSKI, unknown, F/O Eugeniusz "Horba" HORBACZEWSKI, F/O Janusz MARCINIAK, Sq/ldr Jan "Johnny" ZUMBACH, Fl/lt Zygmunt BIENKOWSKI. On the Spitfire L to R: Sgt Jozef STASIK, Sgt Ryszard GORECKI, F/Sgt Mieczyslaw ADAMEK. Below of Sgt Gorecki is F/O Longin MAJEWSKI.

ilots of 303. Sqn and Spitfire Mk Vb s/n BL670 RF*K "Vojtek" - RAF Northolt early May 1942.  Standing L to R: F/Sgt Waclaw GIERMER, F/Sgt SZNAPKA, P/O Marian SZELESTOWSKI, F/O Jerzy SCHMIDT, F/O Janusz KOBYLINSKI, unknown, F/O Eugeniusz "Horba" HORBACZEWSKI, F/O Janusz MARCINIAK, Sq/ldr Jan "Johnny" ZUMBACH, Fl/lt Zygmunt BIENKOWSKI.  On the Spitfire L to R: Sgt Jozef STASIK, Sgt Ryszard GORECKI, F/Sgt Mieczyslaw ADAMEK. Below of Sgt Gorecki is F/O Longin MAJEWSKI.

ilots of 303. Sqn and Spitfire Mk Vb s/n BL670 RF*K "Vojtek" - RAF Northolt early May 1942. Standing L to R: F/Sgt Waclaw GIERMER, F/Sgt SZNAPKA, P/O Marian SZELESTOWSKI, F/O Jerzy SCHMIDT, F/O Janusz KOBYLINSKI, unknown, F/O Eugeniusz "Horba" HORBACZEWSKI, F/O Janusz MARCINIAK, Sq/ldr Jan "Johnny" ZUMBACH, Fl/lt Zygmunt BIENKOWSKI. On the Spitfire L to R: Sgt Jozef STASIK, Sgt Ryszard GORECKI, F/Sgt Mieczyslaw ADAMEK. Below of Sgt Gorecki is F/O Longin MAJEWSKI.

303 ("Kościuszko") Polish Fighter Squadron /  by Arkady Fiedler

303 ("Kościuszko") Polish Fighter Squadron / by Arkady Fiedler. Battle of Britain, WW II

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