The 302nd was the first Polish squadron to be declared operational and entered battle on 15 August. Meanwhile, the pilots of the 303 Squadron were awaiting action with growing desperation. Finally given the chance to fight, the Poles were devastatingly effective. Indeed, according to historian Andy Saunders, "Poles and their unbelievable contribution to the RAF's air operations saved Europe.”
Within days of debuting, the company reported that it had already covered its production costs.
EXCLUSIVE: TFN’s Stuart Dowell gets exclusive access to long-forgotten photos of Warsaw in the early days of World War II. The scenes that are revealed are fascinating and grotesque in equal measure.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will likely meet on September 1 in Wieluń, the first Polish city to be bombed on September 1, 1939, when WWII started, Duda's aide Wojciech Kolarski has said.