Tributes to 'phenomenal' Second World War fighter pilot who settled in the North East

Tributes to 'phenomenal' Second World War fighter pilot who settled in the North East
 

A Jewish pilot who fled Poland in 1939 before signing up to fly for the RAF in the Second World War has died aged 94.
Willy Kaczan enlisted after escaping to Britain, having been captured by Russian forces who invaded his country in 1939.
He settled in Britain after the war, studying in London and working in Scotland before planting his roots in Newcastle.
He lived in Killingworth until his death on September 25.
His daughter, Vanda Badminton, said her father rarely spoke about his war time exploits.
This was probably because he had some truly awful experiences, but he was also a modest... read more

 
2 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 53
Source: Sunday Sun
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