M.263 First Officer  Jerzy Drzewiecki MBE 
flag poland b. 7 Aug 1902, Warsaw Poland  25 Feb 1941 to 30 Nov 1945 




 ata jerzy drzewiecki MAMM Manx Aviation & Military Museum    

 Educated at Warsaw University of Technology 

An Aircraft Designer - one of the three founders (with fellow students Stanisław Rogalski and Stanisław Wigura) of RWD, which was a Polish aircraft construction bureau active between 1925 and 1939.

In 1933, Rogalski, Drzewiecki and Wędrychowski founded the company Doświadczalne Warsztaty Lotnicze (DWL, Experimental Aeronautical Works) in Warsaw, which became a manufacturer of further RWD aircraft. 

He fled the German-Soviet occupation of Poland in September 1939 and found work as a draughtsman at Westland Aircraft from Feb 1940, but was frustrated that they would not allow him to do "creative work."

prev. exp: over 1500 hrs in about 60 land and seaplanes

Address in 1941: 4 West Park, Yeovil, Somerset

Postings: 2FPP, 6FPP, 9FPP, 14FPP

Off sick from 24 Nov 1941 to 19 Jan 42 following a forced landing in a Beaufort after both engines failed.

"A most reliable and experienced pilot. Discipline excellent."


  Getting his MBE from the Parlaimentary Secretary to the MAP, 21 Feb 1945

Post-WWII, after working for Bristol Aircraft for a while (and again getting frustrated by what he saw as a lack of opportunity) he emigrated to Canada in Dec 1947.

d. 15 May 1990 - Ottawa

 Download ATA Pilot Personal Record (.zip file):download grey


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