Stanisław Karubin

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Stanisław Karubin Born (1915-10-29)29 October 1915 Woźniki, German Empire (present-day Poland) Died August 12, 1941(1941-08-12) (aged 25) Horn Crag Eksdale, Cumbria Allegiance  Poland  France  United Kingdom Service/branch  Polish Air Force  France Armée de l'Air  Royal Air Force Rank sergeant Unit 111th Fighter Escadrille (Poland) No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron Battles/wars Polish Defensive War, World War II Awards Virtuti Militari; Cross of Valour; Distinguished Flying Medal Stanisław Karubin was a Polish fighter ace of the Polish Air Force in World War II with 7 confirmed kills. Contents 1 Biography 2 Aerial victory credits 3 Awards 4 References 5 Further reading Biography[edit] Karubin after graduating from Non-Commissioned Officer's School for minors was assigned to the 111th Fighter Escadrille. On 3 September 1939 he shot down his first plane, a Bf 110. On 23 January 1940 he arrived in France via Romania and Greece. He served in the Krasnodębski section of the Groupe de Chasse et de Défense I/55, on 3 June he downed a Do 17 or a Do 215. After the capitulation of France he came to the UK. He took part in the Battle of Britain in the No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron and destroyed 5 German aircraft. On 6 September 1940 he was hit and jumped with a parachute. On 18 September he received the Virtuti Militari. He was sent to No. 55 Operational Training Unit RAF. On 12 August 1941, flying in the clouds, Karubin struck a mountainside, at the same way also died another Polish pilot, Zygmunt Höhne. Aerial victory credits[edit] Bf 110 - 3 September 1939 Do 17 or Do-215 - 3 June 1940 Bf 109 - 31 August 1940 [1] 2 Bf 109 - 5 September 1940[2] He-111 - 6 September 1940 Bf 109 - 5 October 1940 Awards[edit] Virtuti Militari, Silver Cross Cross of Valour (Poland), three times Distinguished Flying Medal References[edit] ^ R. King, Dywizjon 303, p.79 ^ Arkady Fiedler described this fight in the book Squadron 303 Further reading[edit] Olgierd Cumft i Hubert Kazimierz Kujawa, Księga lotników polskich poległych, zmarłych i zaginionych 1939-1946, editor Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, Warsaw 1989, wyd. I, p. 316-317. Jerzy Pawlak, Polskie eskadry w latach 1918-1939, Wydawnictwa Komunikacji i Łączności, Warsaw 1989, ISBN 83-206-0760-4. Wacław Król, Polskie skrzydła nad Francją, Wydawnictwo "Książka i Wiedza", Warsaw 1986, ISBN 83-05-11473-2, s. 221-222. Arkady Fiedler, Squadro 방앗간