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ANYONE KNOW WHAT POLISH REGIMENT OR AIR FORCE WAS MY STEP FATHER in WW2, HE WAS IN SCOTLAND


BAGPIPESMAD 1 | 1
2 Jun 2016 #1
Anyone know what service my step father served in he lived in Coventry after the war and stationed in Scotland 1943-194??? his name was EUGENE BURKACKI,, HOPING TO FIND OUT IF IN ARMY OR AIR FORCE.. HE ORIGINALLY CAME FROM KRAKOW. SADLY HE DIED IN 1950s..



Trevek 26 | 1,702
12 Jun 2016 #2
Maybe try these guys: pism.co.uk/home_en.htm
R1268
2 Jan 2017 #3
The only man of that name in the Polish Air Force survived the War and returned to his birthplace in the USA> He died in the 1980s in Florida. So I think your best bet is the Polish Army
Jamie Burkacki
5 Apr 2021 #4
Scotland
The Polish Army was located in Scotland in the summer of 1940 and this was to remain its base in the UK until the end of the war. Organized Into the 1st Corps, its units were earmarked for the defense of Fife in the event of an expected German invasion from Norway The Corps became the base on which the 1st Armored Division, the 1st Independent Parachute Brigade, the 4th Infantry Division and 16th Independent Armored Brigade were formed.

Additionally many of the military training, educational and research institutions were located in Scotland. Between 1940 and 1943 the Poles manned 12 armoured trains as part of the defence of the British Isles, stationed in Scotland as well as North East England, East Anglia and Cornwall.


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