FAR FROM FOLDING ON THE FIRST DAY OF WORLD WAR TWO, THE POLISH AIR FORCE PUT UP DOGGED OPPOSITION. ROBERT GRETZYNGIER DESCRIBES THEIR EXCEPTIONAL GALLANTRY
WORLD WAR TWO POLISH AIR FORCE
German propaganda maintained that the Polish Air Force was destroyed on the ground on September 1, 1939, the first day of World War Two. Some writers continue to repeat this assertion, but it’s far from the truth. When the Luftwaffe hit Polish air bases, only training aircraft, and others undergoing repairs, were destroyed. Combat units had moved to camouflaged forward airfields several days before.