Hello from a cold England

Living History

Hi to all on this forum,
My apologies for not posting up here before I posted on the main forums..! I am the son of Witold `Lanny’ Lanowski who was a Polish fighter pilot during WW2. He escaped by walking out of Poland when the Germans invaded and via France, eventually made it to England by ship docking at Liverpool. He flew a huge variety of planes and was a member of 317 FS and the as deputy squadron leader of 302 FS at Northolt.
He was one of 6 Polish veteren pilots who transferred over to the 56th Fighter Group in April 1944 to fly with and teach the American pilots combat tactics in the famous P-47 Thunderbolt. This plane became my fathers favourite of all the piston engine planes he flew during his flying career.
I have been endeavoring to keep his memory alive and kicking and he now has a permenant exhibition at Halesworth 56th FG museum just north of Ipswich. This museum is the recognised official 56thFG museum outside of the US and I can seriously recommend a visit to all air enthusiasts.
I have also been in contact with a publisher and am in the process of getting my fathers manuscript of his life story put into print for publishing next year (2014) so keep an eye out on the book shelves.

Krys Lanowski

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