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Polish Air Force Museum donations

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28 April 2023

Polish Air Force Museum donations


Several items of war time memorabilia, originally owned by 303 Sqn pilot F/Lt Bronisław Kłosin, who was seriously wounded in combat in June 1941, have been donated to the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee's Polish Air Force Museum at the Battle of Britain Bunker, Uxbridge.


The items include an engraved 20mm canon shell cigarette lighter, an inscribed copy of Arkady Fiedler’s book 303 Squadron, a photo of F/Lt Bronisław Kłosin taken in 1942 and a cutting from the Manchester Guardian describing in his own words the occasion when he was shot down.


Ann Holland has donated the items, which were given to her mother by her close friend F/Lt Bronisław Kłosin. Due to his wounds he was unfit for further operational flying and following prolonged convalescence, he was posted as 303 Sqn Adjutant in December 1941 until July 1942. Subsequently, he was an Operations Room controller for 303 Sqn until January 1943, and then for a number of Polish fighter squadrons until the end of the war.


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