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Franciszek Kornicki
Franciszek Kornicki, 1943
Born18 December 1916(1916-12-18)
Vereshin, Lublin Governorate, Vistula Land, Russian Empire
(now Wereszyn, Poland)
Died16 November 2017(2017-11-16) (aged 100)
Worthing, England
AllegianceTemplate:Country data Second Polish Republic
 United Kingdom
Years of service1939–1972
RankPułkownik (Polish Air Force)
Squadron Leader (RAF)
Commands held308 Squadron (1943) 317 Squadron (1943)

Franciszek Kornicki (18 December 1916 – 16 November 2017) was a Polish fighter pilot. He served in the Polish Air Force in Poland, France and Britain during the Second World War and later served in the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Kornicki died just a few weeks short of his 101st birthday in Worthing, England of a heart attack.[1] He was the last surviving Polish fighter squadron commander from the Second World War.


Other websites

  • Biographical sketch (this contains some inaccuracies) [1]
  • Kornicki at Goraska air show 2010 [2]
  • Press coverage of Korean edition of Kornicki's book [3]
  • Video of Kornicki reunited with a Spitfire he flew during the war [4]
  • Kornicki reunited with a Spitfire he flew during the war [5] [6]