M.1006 First Officer   Ludwik Tokarczyk
 poland flag  b. 4 Oct 1899 or 2 Aug 1901, Warsaw 6 Sep 1943 to 31 Oct 1945 

 ata ludwik tokarczyk c1934 c1934




Ed. Technical School, Warsaw

Home Address: Warsaw-ul Grojecke, Poland

Address in 1943: Bron Affa, Adaway, Cordpoeth, Nr Wrexham

One of 6 former pilots of (Polish airline) PLL LOT who joined the ATA - see also Leonard Satel, Klemens Dlulagewski (Joined 1940), Mieczyslaw Witkowski, Feliks Pecho (M.1115), and Antoni Switalski.

He escaped from Poland piloting Lockheed Electra SP-BGG, supposedly with 7 million zloty in coins [but apparently that would weigh more than the maximum payload of the Electra].

His brother Zygmunt Tokarczyk, was a Flt-Lt at RAF Halton.

prev. RAF from 28 Jun 1940 (Flt-Sgt, No 3 Delivery Flight, High Ercall, nr Wellington)

prev. exp. 9,000 hrs

Postings: 14FPP, 3FPP

"With thousands of hours flying before joining ATA he was found to be somewhat erratic on Class I, and his flying on Class II was only just average but it is apparent that the language question must have been the main cause of this,"

"An average pilot. He adapted himself quickly to new types but his reactions were rather slow in cases of emergency when flying single engine aircraft."

m. 1944 in Lancashire, Lorraine Verdun [Williams, b. 1916 in Conwy, Wales]

d. 1994 - Warsaw

buried Cmentarz Powazkowski, Warsaw, with Zygmunt and his wife.


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