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Oral history interview with Jerzy Glówczewski

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.82.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0699

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Jerzy Glówczewski, born in 1922 to a gentry family, describes escaping Poland as a teenager soon after the Nazi and Soviet invasion; fleeing to Romania with his stepfather, and eventually making his way to Palestine via Turkey; graduating from the Polish high school in Tel Aviv; being accepted into the Polish Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade; volunteering to serve in the air force in 1942; undergoing flight training in Britain; being posted to fly Spitfires in the No. 308 "City of Krakow" Polish Fighter Squadron in 1944; shooting down a Focke-Wulf 190 in January 1945 at his unit’s base in Ghent, Belgium; flying over 100 missions against the Germans during the latter half of the war; and writing his memoirs, The Accidental Immigrant.

Interviewee
Jerzy Glówczewski
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
2013 May 07  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
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