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    Hello there,
    Can anyone please help on this Polish pilot. What was his service number while with 114 ESK.
    Also by what means did he arrived in England and date please.
    With thanks,
    Roy

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    Miksa Włodzimierz Janusz (Pilkington)
    Service No P-0286
    Born 26.09.1915
    At Łódź
    Poland
    Died 20.08.1999
    At London
    British rank F/Lt
    Polish rank Kapitan
    Pilot
    303 Sqdn (Fighters)
    Decorations: Virtuti Militari (Poland's highest award), Cross of Valour and 2 bars, DFC
    Commander of 317 Squadron from 1st January 1944

    Hope that helps
    Neville
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    I can't answer the question, but the June 1941 Polish Air Force List gives his RAF rank as Pilot Officer, Polish AF rank also as Pilot Officer and Polish seniority as 1-8-1939.
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    He came to England after the fall of France - late June 1940 possibly from the Northern Channel Ports but most likely from St Jean de Luz near the Spanish border (Atlantic Coast). To get his French service number you would have to find his French ID documents. To get his Polish service number you will be best served trying the Polish sites. He started as a cadet in 114 Eskadra but very quickly became a Lieutenant. In the Polish Air Force in Britain becoming an Officer involved changing from a 6 digit number to a 4 digit number so there might be two numbers listed for him during the September Campaign.

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    Thanks Neville, we got there eventually.
    Roy

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    Polish officers did not have service numbers.

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    Good morning Franek,
    My question is what was his service number while in the PAF 1936-39.
    Thank you.

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    Roy, this is the answer - none.

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    Franek,
    You learn something every day, thanks.
    Roy

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