Today in aviation history – 26th February

On 26th February 1911 a lieutenant Aleksander Wilczyński was born. He graduated from the Polish Air Force Academy in Dęblin. At first he was assigned to a division in Poznań, but in 1937 he was transferred to the 33rd escadrille. On 15th March 1938 he was promoted to a lieutenant. He took part in the September Campaign. After losing all the aircrafts along with the air force staff, he was trying to get to Warsaw. He died on 18th Septeber 1939, killed by a bomb in Kampinos Forrest. He was buried in Powązki Military Cementary.