#53192
Martin
Participant

Gentlemen,
I am a resident of the historic Polish City of Przemysl, which I am sure you are aware was famous during WW1 for the famous siege in 1915. It was also home to an airfield at Hureczo which came into it’s own during the Polish/Ukrainian war in 1918/19 and also the Polish/Soviet War of 1919 to 1921.
Many types of Aircraft were operated by the new Polish Air Force including Austro-Hungarian, German,Italian and of course British types. The famous 7th Kosciuszko squadron made up of American volunteers also operated from the Airfield (see attached photo of memorial) in August 1920.
My request is this: Did any ex RFC/RAF pilots or ground crew operate from the airfield? Also does anybody have any photo’s of the ex British Aircraft at Przemysl during this time or any other information on them. I know that Bristol Fighters and possibly SE5’s were operated here.
One clue I have is from local legend that a British Pilot was killed in a crash in 1919 not far from the Airfield, who was he?
Thanking you all in advance
Martin Foley