Out in Front

A Polish Fighter Pilot's Dramatic Air War

Witold Lanowski

Date Published :
September 2014
Publisher :
Fighting High Publishing
Illustration :
b/w picture section
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9780992620745
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Decorated Polish fighter pilot Witold ‘Lanny’ Lanowski tells his remarkable Second World War story beginning with his dramatic escape from Nazi aggression in Poland, fighting with the reformed Polish Air Force in France, and eventually arriving in England to combat the Luftwaffe.

On completion of his tour he joins the United States Army Air Forces and the 56th Fighter Group, ‘Zemke’s Wolfpack’, flying the P47 Thunderbolt, the ‘Jug’, escorting the heavy bombers over hostile territory and hunting down enemy pilots. In addition to flying as wingman to two of the top scoring aces he also commands the Polish Flight, formed of fellow countrymen who utilize their hard won experience to teach new pilots combat skills.

Lanny Lanowski’s exploits have become legendary, as has his rebellious nature. His memoir, supported by previously unpublished photographs, recounts an extraordinary personal journey within the life or death context of the European air war – a gripping and revealing insight in to what it was like to be ‘Out in Front’.

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