Today in aviation history – 11th May

On 11th May 1911 in Warsaw Zdzisław Henneberg was born. After USSR attacked Poland, Hennenberg got to France through Romania. On 5th July 1940 along with lieutenant Arsen Cieszyński he down a first aircraft (He-111). After that he fought in the Battle of Britain. On 12th April 1941 on his way back, he was forced to water landing. His subordinate – lieutenant Zbigniew Kustrzyński saw Hennenberg in life jacket drifting on waters of the English Channel, but he has never been found. Hennenberg is officially responsible for downing 8 and a half aircrafts.