Antoni Glowackl

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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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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Antoni had a clear view and once in his sights you were taost! Enjoy your day!

Mar 28, 2020 04:00 AM #1
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning James Dray - all the pilots during the Battle of Britian were over achievers.  He was extra special.

Mar 28, 2020 04:54 AM #2
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

An extraordinary feat for one day.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 28, 2020 05:25 AM #3
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Brian England
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These types of things are neat to watch on tv but wouldn't be a lot of fun to be involved in for real.

Mar 28, 2020 05:49 AM #4
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Donald Urschalitz
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He sure was a good pilot and must of love the thrill of flying. Stay safe out there.

Mar 28, 2020 05:50 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - definitely a man with a mission.  

Mar 28, 2020 06:00 AM #6
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Nina Hollander
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HI James... the bravery of these figher pilots is just beyond comprehension.

Mar 28, 2020 06:12 AM #7
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Good morning again James. This was one really accomplished man and pilot. Bewell.

Mar 28, 2020 06:28 AM #8
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Just think how many lives he saved that day by knocking down those killings platforms...

Happy Saturday my friend James Dray 

Mar 28, 2020 07:51 AM #9
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Joe Pryor
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That sounds like a full retreat in the air was warranted that day by the Germans.

Mar 28, 2020 10:19 AM #10
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James- this is one I'm going to show Larry!!!! 

Mar 28, 2020 10:32 AM #11
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James,

I had no idea about being a one day ace as a result of shooting down 5 aircraft.  You are always enlightening us...James.  A

Mar 28, 2020 11:14 AM #12
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Dogfighting back then was much more difficult than they are today. Shooting down five aircraft was quite a feat.

Mar 28, 2020 03:52 PM #14
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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The Battle of Britain was such a historic moment in WWII and a student of that part of history I still was not aware, Endre

Mar 28, 2020 11:27 PM #15
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Lise Howe
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that was quite an accomplishment - I have a high school classmate whose father, RObin Olds, was an ace in Vietnam - he was on the cover of one of the major weekly magazines like Time.  Just being an ace is a huge deal - being an ace in a day is incredible.  Plus the Polish pilots were a huge contribution to the Battle of Britain. 

Mar 29, 2020 04:54 AM #16
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Good evening James Dray ,

another fabulous history lesson. Who knew? What an accomplishment!

Mar 29, 2020 04:23 PM #17
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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The man sure loved to fight in the air didn't he James Dray . Funny how he was a hero to many nations yet most of us had never heard of him.

Mar 30, 2020 06:05 AM #18
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Hi James:

He was certainly an accomplished pilot and leader! Thanks for another intriguing read.

Jeff

Mar 30, 2020 05:20 PM #19
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It was Antoni Glowackl and other heroic pilots like him who fought and won the Battle of Britain against the Luftwaffe and forestalled the planned invasion of England by German forces.

May 04, 2020 07:40 PM #20
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