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Publications

2022

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Chris Ward and Grzegorz Korcz have followed up their immensely popular 300 Squadron Profile with a combined volume covering the three other Polish bomber units. As ever the book contains many photographs and full statistics.

Hardback, 11 in x 8 1/4 in, 466 pages, £25 

2021

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A new 96 page book about the Lancasters flown by Polish and Commonwealth crews in 300 Squadron during 1944-1946 by Grzegorz Korcz.

 

Polish Wings No. 31 Avro Lancaster I/III. Author Grzegorz Korcz. ISBN 9788366549456. Publisher MMP Books, Zeromskiego 4, Sandomierz 27-600, Poland.

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A Polish edition of the illustrated biography of Polish pilot Władysław Gnyś, who shot down the first two German aircraft of World War II on 1 September 1939,  It is also  available from bookstores. 

 

Pierwsze Zwycięstwa: Podniebne walki i wojenne losy polskiego myśliwca Władysława Gnysia.  Author Stefan Gnyś,

ISBN 978-83-66790-97-1. Publisher Replika.

2020

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A new edition of Group Captain Johnny Kent's autobiography ‘One of the Few’ , augmented with an introduction and epilogue by his youngest daughter Alexandra Kent. These additions present new material that sheds light on Johnny Kent's story in the broader context of his life as a son, husband and father. This edition will also include previously unpublished photographs from the family archive.  Facebook link

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A new book about the Polish Air Force in the defence of Britain is now available from Sabrestorm Publishing. 

 

Truly of the Few -The Polish Air Force in the Defence of Britain. Author Dr Penny Starns. ISBN-978-1-78122-019-1. Publisher Sabrestorm Publishing.

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In this superb collection of photographs, the story of the Polish Few is told from their hazardous journey from Poland to the UK and in the great struggle for control of the skies above Britain during that memorable summer of 1940.

Poles in the Battle of Britain: A Photographic Album of the Polish 'Few' (Hardback). Author Peter Sikora. ISBN: 9781526782410. Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd,  Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

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A Polish language edition of Blood on their Wing Tips: A Second World War Timeline of the No. 303 Kościuszko Polish Squadron at RAF Northolt, by Nina Britton Boyle and translated by Łukasz Golowanow, is now available.

 

SKRZY­DŁA WE KRWI: Dy­wi­zjon 303 w ba­zie RAF Nor­tholt. ISBN. 978-83-66217-51-5. Publisher Replika, Poland.

2018

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A biography about Polish Air Force physical training instructor Sgt Gerard Wodarz . This is a story of a pre-war Polish national team football player who participated in the Olympics in 1936 and World Cup in 1938 and was one of the top Polish players in pre-war Poland. He was a physical training instructor at RAF Newton in 1945. 

Z boiska na wojnę (From the pitch to the war). Author Wojtek Zymslony.

ISBN 978-83-64424-46-5. Publisher Wydawnictwo Gretza, Poland.

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A new illustrated book about the Polish airmen who flew during the Battle of Britain is now available to pre-order from the bookshop Pen & Sword. Details are available by clicking this link.

 

The Polish ‘Few’. Author Peter Sikora. ISBN: 9781526714855. Publisher Frontline Books.

2017

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An illustrated biography of Polish pilot Władysław Gnyś, who shot down the first two German aircraft of World War II on 1 September 1939, is now available from the online book shop Wordery. Details are available by clicking the link.

 

First Kills: The Illustrated Biography of Fighter Pilot Władysław Gnyś. Author Stefan Gnys  ISBN-13: 9781612005560. Publisher Casemate Books

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The supersonic fighter in the Polish Air Force of the MiG-21MF are described in the unparalleled details. Many unpublished photos from the private collections.

Colour schemes and markings are described and illustrated in a series of specially commissioned colour profiles.

Authors Adam Gołąbek
Illustrator Artur Juszczak
ISBN978836654969

MMPBooks

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A new book about 300 Polish Bomber Squadron is now available through Amazon. Details are available by clicking the link.

 

300 Squadron: Volume 4 (RAF Bomber Command Squadron Profiles) Paperback. Authors Chris Ward and Grzegorz Korcz. ISBN-10: 1911255142, ISBN-13: 978-1911255147. Publisher Mention the War Ltd, UK

2016

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A new book about 303 Polish Kościuszko Squadron at RAF Northolt.

This unique book is the culmination of Nina’s extensive and meticulous research over the past 30 years. It is a true life timeline of 303 Sqn and combines the personal memories and photographs from surviving pilots, the families of those who gave their lives, and official combat records and war diaries. 

Blood on their Wing Tips: A Second World War Timeline of the No. 303 Kościuszko Polish Squadron at RAF Northolt. Author Nina Britton Boyle ISBN 978-0-9934924-0-2 (paperback); Publisher BookTower Publishing, Redditch, UK

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A new book relating to the Polish Air Force is now available in Polish book shops and online.

 

Battles of the Polish Air Force 1939-1945  (Bitwy polskiego lotnictwa 1939-1945). Author Piotr Sikora. ISBN: 978-83-7020-626-0. Publisher Alma-Press, Warsaw, Poland.

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A booklet 303 Kościuszko Squadron is now available from the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee. It was compiled and researched by Louise Pemberton, a daughter of Wing Commander Ronald G Kellett DSO DFC VM AE, the British Commanding Officer of 303 Polish Kościuszko Squadron, when it was formed in July 1940 during the Battle of Britain.

2015

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Grzegorz Sologub, six days of Polish ace (Grzegorz Sologub. Szesc dni polskiego asa). Author Piotr Sikora. ISBN 978-83-89450-56-2. Publisher: Stratus, Sandomierz, Poland

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One of the Few. Pawel Niemiec, fighter pilot from Cieszyn (Jeden z niewielu. Pawel Niemiec mysliwiec z Cieszyna). Author Piotr Sikora.  ISBN 978-83-62913-81-7. Publisher: Finna, Gdansk, Poland.

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Aces of the Polish Air Force (Asy polskiego lotnictwa). Author Piotr Sikora. ISBN 978-83-7020-560-7. Pubisher: Alma-Press, Warsaw, Poland.

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Polish wings over Ireland (Polskie skrzydla nad Irlandia). Authors Piotr Sikora and Lukasz Gredys.  ISBN 978-83-7020-607-9. Publisher: Alma-Press, Warsaw, Poland.

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A new series of three ‘photo album’ books covering the history of one of the most famous flying units in history. Tracing its journey from the roots that formed in the Polish-Russian war, through the invasions of Poland and France, to England and ultimate victory.

303 Squadron. The Complete Illustrated History. Author Wojtek Matusiak.

vol. 1 ISBN 978-1-906592-22-6

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A new series of three ‘photo album’ books covering the history of one of the most famous flying units in history. Tracing its journey from the roots that formed in the Polish-Russian war, through the invasions of Poland and France, to England and ultimate victory.

303 Squadron. The Complete Illustrated History. Author Wojtek Matusiak.

vol. 2 ISBN 978-1-906592-23-3

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A new series of three ‘photo album’ books covering the history of one of the most famous flying units in history. Tracing its journey from the roots that formed in the Polish-Russian war, through the invasions of Poland and France, to England and ultimate victory.

303 Squadron. The Complete Illustrated History. Author Wojtek Matusiak.

vol. 3 ISBN 978-1-906592-24-0

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Polish Spitfire Aces. Authors Wojtek Matusiak with Robert Grudzień.

ISBN 978-1-4728-0837-0. Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK

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80. rocznicę powietrznej Bitwy o Anglię, która odwróciła bieg wydarzeń drugiej wojny światowej, znani historycy lotnictwa Robert Gretzyngier i Wojtek Matusiak uczcili nową książką „Wyspy Brytyjskie 1940”, wydaną w ramach popularnej serii Bellony "Historyczne Bitwy

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Dzięki pracy Józefa Zielińskiego, Wojtka Matusiaka i Roberta Gretzyngiera możemy poznać biogramy tych polskich pilotów, którzy przyczynili się do odparcia niemieckiej inwazji na Wielką Brytanię. 

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There is a new film available which tells the story of 303 Polish squadron, the most successful fighter unit during the Battle of Britain, through the eyes of two former 303Sqn pilots Franciszek Kornicki and Stanislaw Socha, as well as children of  three 303Sqn pilots Witold Urbanowicz, John Kent and Miroslaw Feric.