Antoni Glowackl was born in Warsaw, Poland back in 1910. He attended a local school, later graduating from the Radio Engineering School. He continued his education graduating from the Wawelberg and Rotwand Advanced Constructing and Electronics School.
He enrolled in basic military training entering air training at the Lublinek airfield. He became an officer with the 1st Air Wing in Warsaw. He served as flying instructor with the Polish Air Force. with the fall of Poland, he fled to England in 1940. He served with the Royal Air Force flying Hawker Hurricanes. He was posted to the Fighter Squadron in Gloucester, England. He was involved in the Battle of Britain.
After the war, he served as a liaison officer to the 13 RAF Fighter Group, becoming commanding officer of No. 32 “City of Pozan” Polish Fighter Squadron in Poznanski. He later moved to New Zealand where he joined the Royall New Zealand Air Force, as a Flight Lieutenant and an instructor at the Ohakea Air Base. He retired in 1960, he died in 1980, he was 70.
What you may not know about Antoni is that he was the first “One-day Ace” during the Battle of Britain, shooting down 5 aircraft on August, 24th, 1940.
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