Russian Pilots

  • Agaronoff, Alexander


     3rd Officer

    [Seconded from RAF]

    Alexander Sansonevitch Agaronoff 
      flag russia -> flag UK 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

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  • Hrynakowska, Maria (W.---)

     W.---  Cadet Maria Hrynakowska 
     flag russia -> flag poland  b. 22 Jul 1909, Smila Russia  18 Aug-43 to 9 Dec-43




    prev: Polish ATS

    [Contract Terminated by ATA]


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  • Majewski, Alexander

     M.1089 3rd Officer  Alexander Majewski
     flag russia -> flag poland  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."



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  • Turowicz, Wladyslaw Josef Marian

     M.861 2nd Officer  Wladyslaw Josef Marian Turowicz 
     flag russia -> flag poland  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."

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