[Seconded from RAF]
Alexander Sansonevitch Agaronoff -> b. 27 Oct 1913, Samara, Russia 4 Jul 1944 to 15 Apr 1945
Ed. Denstone College, Uttoxeter, Staffs
Arrived from India in 1926 to attend school; 1931-32 in Egypt; naturalised British, 1935
Next of kin (Mother): Mrs R Martin, of Denvale, Old Wokingham Rd, Crowthorne, Bucks
prev: Estate Agent; RAF 1942-44
Also known as "Alexander Sterling"
Address in 1944: 21 Pembridge Sq, London W2
Postings: 5FPP, 3FPP
One accident, his fault:
- 21 Mar 1945, he ran off the track whilst taxying Martinet RG994 in windy conditions; when he tried to get back on the runway one wheel fell into a concealed drain, and the aircraft nosed over.
"He showed signs of overconfidence, but otherwise his work was carried out satisfactorily"
[Contract Terminated by ATA]
Applied to be discharged from bankrupcy in April 1945: "lately carrying on business as Sterling & Co, 177, Regent St, and Piccadilly House, Piccadilly Circus". His hearing was on 17 April.
d. Aug 1994 - Chelsea, London
W.--- Cadet Maria Hrynakowska -> b. 22 Jul 1909, Smila Russia 18 Aug-43 to 9 Dec-43
prev: Polish ATS
[Contract Terminated by ATA]
M.1089 3rd Officer Alexander Majewski -> b. 6 May 1901, Russia 17 Jul 1944 to 30 Sep 1945
Married, 1 son (also Alexander)
prev. pilot, Polish Air Force; French Air Force; RAF Flt-Lt from 1 Jul 1940 to 10 Sep 1943
Awarded Order of St George
prev. exp. 3,500 hrs in Hurricane, Henley, Battle, Master, Lysander, Blenheim, Bisley, Oxford, Anson (685.30 hrs solo in England)
Postings: 5TFPP, 6FPP
Two accidents, one his fault:
- 16 Mar 1945 - a forced landing in Hurricane IV KX878, after he ran out of fuel but neglected to use the reserve tank
- 31 May 1945 - a wheels-up landing in Spitfire XVI JB357, after the selector lever jammed.
"A willing pilot and an excellent officer"... "difficult to instruct as he has flown for a long time and has set habits, also the language question is a bit difficult."
M.861 2nd Officer Wladyslaw Josef Marian Turowicz -> b. 23 Apr 1908, Zudyra, Siberia, Russia 17 Oct 1942 to 15 Oct 1944
Ed. Warsaw Technical University (Diploma in Engineering)
m. to Zofja
prev. Polish Air Force from 1933; RAF Aug 1940-1942 (F/O, based at Boscombe Down)
RAF Serial No P0881
prev. exp. 200hrs on RHD 8, RWD 5, RWD 13, PZL 5, RWD 17, RWD 1D
Address in 1942: Gunville, Ratfyn Rd, Amesbury, Wilts
later 'The Willows', London Rd, Twyford, Berks
Postings: 5TFPP, 16FPP, 1FPP
via Krzysztof Kubala
"Intelligent and keen and although not a polished pilot is steady and safe"
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) post-WWII, based in Karachi
Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, Headquarters No. 2; Group PAF; Group Captain, PAF from Jan 1958
Visited USA in 1959
From 1960, Air Commodore, PAF
d. 8 Jan 1980 in a car accident - Karachi, Pakistan
"Turowicz made significant contributions to Pakistan's missile/rocket program as a chief aeronautical engineer. In Pakistan, he remains highly respected as a scientist and noted aeronautical engineer."