|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1908, Poland|
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1996|
New York, USA
Polish fighter Ace also served with the Flying tigers
During the Battle of Britain, he claimed 15 confirmed kills and 1 probable, which made him one of the top Polish aces (second only to Stanisław Skalski) and in the top ten Allied aces of the battle.
Between 15 April 1941 and 1 June 1941 he commanded the 1st Polish Fighter Wing based at RAF Northolt, before being posted to staff work at No. 11 Group RAF HQ. In June 1941 he was assigned as the 2nd Air Attaché in the Polish Embassy in the United States.
In September 1943 Urbanowicz joined the USAAF 14th Air Force on attachment in China. On 23 October he joined the 75th Fighter Squadron of the 23rd Fighter Group(Flying Tigers). Flying a P-40 Warhawk he took part in several combat missions. On 11 December he fought against six Japanese Mitsubishi Zeros and claimed two shot down (these were probably Nakajima Ki-43 "Oscars" ).
According to his reports he also shot other airplanes over China, and destroyed some on the ground but those victories were not officially confirmed. According to Kenneth K. Koskodian, he downed 11 Japanese aircraft while being Claire Lee Chennault's guest. He was later awarded the US Air Medal and a Chinese Flying Cross.
Born 30 March 1908
Olszanka, Augustów County, Poland
Died 17 August 1996 (aged 88)
New York, United States
Rank: Major General
Jadwiga Gluchowska Urbanowicz (1915 - 1998)
Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery
Created by: Loren Bender
Record added: Sep 10, 2011
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