Today in aviation history – 24th August

On 24th August 1940 Polish pilot Antoni Głowacki (Nr. 501 Fighting Division RAF) managed to down 5 German aircrafts (three ME-109 aircraft and two Ju-88). At the end of World War II he managed to down 8 and one-third of aircrafts officially, allegedly three more and damaged another 4 aircrafts. He died on 27th April 1980 in Wellington in New Zeland.