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    Default Seeking a Potted History of Wg Cdr Kazimierz Zacharewicz (P-0174)

    Hello All,
    Does anyone know what Wg Cdr Kazimierz Zacharewicz (P-0174 17 Jun 1896-Q3 1974 (Paddington 5d 1357)) did in UK in WW2 and after? He appears to have been OIC all Polish Met staff. If he died in London it would seem he elected not to return to Poland after the war?
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    Peter,

    Have you seen http://www.bequickorbedead.cba.pl/za...kazimierz.html ? Unfortunately it only takes you to 1945, but it does confirm that in November 1940 he became Head of the Meteorological Service at the Polish Air Force Inspectorate. The link also includes a photo.

    Brian

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    Hello Peter,

    From Krzystek's List:

    W/Cdr Kazimierz Zacharewicz
    Service No P-0174
    Born 17th June 1896
    At Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania)
    Died 7th February 1974 in London; cremated at Mortlake, Richmond, Surrey
    British Rank: W/Cdr
    Polish Rank: Podpułkownik
    Meteorological Observer

    Sorry, that's all they have.

    Neville
    Last edited by archivist; 1st June 2017 at 22:15. Reason: Correction of spelling error

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    Thanks to all who responded.
    The reason for the query was that I was checking Krzystek's list(s) of Polish uniformed meteorologists. I had been a junior assistant on a number of Bomber Command airfields in the early 50's. I had actually met, and worked with, a significant number of these Polish meteorologists. I had never (and in the rest of my Met career!) even heard of Wg Cdr Zacharewicz! I could understand what he did during WW2. But what did he do between the end of WW2 and his death in 1974?
    Tks again
    Peter Davies
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