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Beginning in the 1980s he tried with little success to enter politics, joining several left-wing parties.

„Samoobrona” in fact isn’t left wing party but populist party. This don’t change fact that Skalski has poor political views, probably he hates left and right side both for their incompetence in some cases.

My tribute for this brave veteran!
1 posted on 11/12/2004 1:53:46 PM PST by Lukasz
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2 posted on 11/12/2004 1:59:12 PM PST by PRSOrlando
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I had an uncle who was a Polish fighter pilot in the RAF; he liked vodka a lot and died quite a while ago.


3 posted on 11/12/2004 1:59:47 PM PST by expatpat
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Godspeed to one of the few.


4 posted on 11/12/2004 2:01:00 PM PST by CWOJackson
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Poland is a tremendous ally.


6 posted on 11/12/2004 2:01:51 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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bump


7 posted on 11/12/2004 2:04:24 PM PST by VOA
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Not perfectly on point, but Battle of Britain is a great movie. It has some fantastic flying scenes and the DVD can be purchased in the discount stores (Wal-Mart; Target; Fred Myers; etc.) for under $10.
8 posted on 11/12/2004 2:04:53 PM PST by bushisdamanin04
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Lukasz:
Thank you for posting this. It was a really nice addition to our homeschool history lesson today!

I send my heartfelt condolences to this brave man's family - and our family's thanks to him...

- Michelle Konieczny


9 posted on 11/12/2004 2:10:26 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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Odwazny Polska!

Did I get it right...???

And Skalski himself would be "Odwazny Polski"?

10 posted on 11/12/2004 2:13:49 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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ping


11 posted on 11/12/2004 2:16:36 PM PST by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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BTTT for a WW2 hero's story.

After the war, Skalski returned to Poland, where he was jailed and sentenced to death by the communist authorities on allegations he was a Western spy. He spent eight years on death row

Hell of a reward for him and many other Polish soldiers. He earned several Distinguished Flying Crosses for his service with the RAF. Rest In Peace.

13 posted on 11/12/2004 2:22:03 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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Prayers for another hero in the alliance between the Poles and the Anglo-Saxons that spans centuries.

Kochamy Polske

15 posted on 11/12/2004 2:25:02 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("We are in the process of allowing them to self-actualise" LtC. Rainey, Fallujah, 11/04)
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At first, the British would not let the experienced Poles, Czecks and others fly. It was only when they were running out of pilots that they let the other nationalities into the air.


22 posted on 11/12/2004 2:43:28 PM PST by PAR35
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God bless our friends, the Poles.

Unlike our other European 'allies', they get It.


24 posted on 11/12/2004 2:50:09 PM PST by Kommodor (Is it just me or has the Fourth Estate become the Fifth Column?)
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I'll take one Pole over ten Frenchmen at my side any day.

One of my most treasured pieces of memorablilia is a Sosabowski Brigade emblem, given to me by a Polish veteran who couldn't believe an American had even heard of his beloved General.


26 posted on 11/12/2004 3:14:09 PM PST by Snake65 (Osama Bin Decomposing -- NOT! Boy was I wrong)
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AS a reward for their fighting against the Nazis and flying for the allies the Polish fighters had to witness their country being abandonned to the Ruskies

Ironically WWII started when Britain/France went to war against Germany because she invaded POland ( course the Ruskies invaded from the other side )


27 posted on 11/12/2004 3:14:57 PM PST by uncbob
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ping


29 posted on 11/12/2004 3:59:56 PM PST by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Violations of Florida Statutes ongoing!)
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Of the Battle of Brittan, Winston Churchill said,

"Never have so few done so much for so many".

Skalski was one of the few.

(Hope I got that quote right)


32 posted on 11/12/2004 4:24:56 PM PST by tjg
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"jailed and sentenced to death by the communist authorities on allegations he was a Western spy"

Could happen anywhere, si?

33 posted on 11/12/2004 4:33:09 PM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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Skalski was born on October 27, 1915, in the village of Kodyma, Poland, and graduated from Polish pilot training school in 1938.

Interesting, Paul Tibbets, commander of the ENOLA GAY, the aircraft (and the unit) that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, also was born in 1915 and won his wings in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1938. Tibbets was the squadron commander of the 8th Army Air Force unit, the first U.S. unit, to bomb a target over Nazi occupied Europe in August 1942 ... a bombing raid on Rouen, France. Paul W. Tibbets, went on to become a general in the U.S. Air Force, retired, is still alive and resides in Columbus, OH.

36 posted on 11/12/2004 5:20:21 PM PST by BluH2o
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3 cheers for the Greatest Generation!


37 posted on 11/12/2004 5:45:09 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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