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Last Polish WWII Squadron 304 pilot laid to rest

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Roberto Galea 09.01.2017 15:54
  • Polish WWII hero dies
Monday saw the funeral of one of the last legendary Polish pilots of World War 2, Ludwik Krempa.
Photo: PAP/Darek DelmanowiczPhoto: PAP/Darek Delmanowicz

One of the pilots of the legendary Squadron 304 in the Battle of Britain, Ludwik Krempa, would have turned 101 on 22 January.

Born in Sanok in 1916, he was a graduate of the air force academy in Dęblin. When World War 2 erupted, he fought in the September campaign of 1939.

He then went to England, where the Polish Air Force was being formed. He was assigned to Bomber Squadron 304.

For his bravery, Ludwik Krempa received the highest Polish military distinction – the Virtuti Militari cross.

In November 2016, Ludwik Kempa was promoted to general by Polish President Andrzej Duda at a ceremony at the 8th Airlift Base in Kraków.

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