Staff Picks

September 7, 2020

Our first offering is a memory/history album compiled by the famous WW2 Polish Flyer Wing Commander Kazimierz Rutkowski.  An amazing fighter pilot and ace, his pithy recollections of flying with the Poles, Brits and Americans and the political situation facing the Polish forces in the West is extremely candid.  He prepared two of these books, perhaps in hopes of publishing them and definitely to explain his perspective on the war to family and friends.  We are in possession of the second copy which is heavily illustrated with original and duplicate photos and photocopies of important documents from his service.  The work speaks for itself and as such is one of the favorites of our Director Gerald Kochan.  It is also one of the sources that he cites in a new book on the Polish Forces in the West which is scheduled for publication late Fall.