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Stanisław Karubin

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Rank  Sergeant
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Born  29 October 1915 Woźniki, German Empire (present-day Poland) (1915-10-29)
Allegiance  Poland  France  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Polish Air Force  France Armée de l'Air  Royal Air Force
Battles/wars  Polish Defensive War, World War II
Died  12 August 1941, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Awards  Virtuti Militari, Cross of Valour, Distinguished Flying Medal
Battles and wars  Invasion of Poland, World War II
Units  111th Fighter Escadrille, No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron

Stanisław Karubin was a Polish fighter ace of the Polish Air Force in World War II with 7 confirmed kills.



Karubin after graduating from Non-Commissioned Officer's School for minors was assigned to the 111th Fighter Escadrille. On 3 September 1939 he shot down his first plane, a Bf 110. On 23 January 1940 he arrived in France via Romania and Greece. He served in the Krasnodębski section of the Groupe de Chasse et de Défense I/55, on 3 June he downed a Do 17 or a Do 215. After the capitulation of France he came to the UK. He took part in the Battle of Britain in the No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron and destroyed 5 German aircraft. On 6 September 1940 he was hit and jumped with a parachute. On 18 September he received the Virtuti Militari. He was sent to No. 55 Operational Training Unit RAF. On 12 August 1941, flying in the clouds, Karubin struck a mountainside, at the same way also died another Polish pilot, Zygmunt Höhne.

Aerial victory credits

  • Bf 110 - 3 September 1939
  • Do 17 or Do-215 - 3 June 1940
  • Bf 109 - 31 August 1940
  • 2 Bf 109 - 5 September 1940
  • He-111 - 6 September 1940
  • Bf 109 - 5 October 1940
  • Awards

    Virtuti Militari, Silver Cross
    Cross of Valour (Poland), three times
    Distinguished Flying Medal


    Stanisław Karubin Wikipedia

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