Museum on 303 Squadron Opens In Poland

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Museum on 303 Squadron Opens In Poland

Post by henryk » 16 Apr 2018 19:10

Muzeum 303 im. ppłk pil. Jana Zumbacha ... ain-pilots
Museums pays tribute to Polish Battle of Britain pilots

Polish Radio16.04.2018 11:38

A museum highlighting the role of Polish pilots in the Battle of Britain during World War II has opened near Częstochowa, southern Poland.

The museum is named after the British Royal Air Force’s 303 fighter squadron, whose Polish pilots gained a reputation for courage and effectiveness.

The exhibition includes antique aeroplanes and numerous memorabilia from World War II, mainly equipment used by pilots from 303 Squadron.

The museum was set up by Tomasz Kajkowski, a private collector and aviation enthusiast.

The Battle of Britain is the name given to the World War II air campaign waged to defend Britain from the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) during the summer and autumn of 1940. It has been described as the first major military campaign to be fought entirely by air forces.

After the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939, many young Polish Air Force fighters made their way to England. In the Battle of Britain they gained a reputation for aggressive aerial combat.

(pk) Source: IAR ... 790/[quote]
Google translation:
The 303 Museum devoted to Polish pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain was opened for one day for visitors in Napoleon (40 km northwest ofCzęstochowa) in the Powiśle district on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Napoleon in the Lipie municipality probably never experienced such a siege. On the Open Day private aviation museum "303 Museum of Lt. Col. Jan Zumbach" arrived crowds of guests and visitors. This is an initiative of a local businessman Tomasz Kajkowski, who created this place and wants to show and collect memorabilia from Polish squadrons that defended England during World War II. The official opening is planned for September 1 this year
[/MUZEUM 303
Napoleon 35A, 42-165 Lipie
Tickets & reservations:
e-mail: biuro@muzeum303
Tel: 795-303-303

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