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Air Bombardment and Shooting School in Grudziądz – place for honing avation aces in the Second Polish Republic
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The article discusses the topic of one of many aviation academies. The one in Grudziądz operated between 1928 and 1937. Its activity was focused on educating aviators on various courses, inter alia the most known Higher Pilotage Course. After the school was dissolved, this course was separated and the training in military pilotage was continued. The school played huge role in the aerial education in the Second Polish Republic, and the evidence of its significance may be the fact that it organized i.a. army championship in aerial shooting. The teaching staff reflected the level of education: among them there were famous aviators such as Jerzy Brajan, the winner of Challenge of 1934, and Tadeusz Rolski, the leader of the No. 306 (City of Toruń) Polish Fighter Squadron during the WW2. Depite the fact that the school was one of many aviation schools in the city of Grudziądz, due to which many experienced aviators joined the ranks of the Polish aviation, its contribution was rarely mentioned. Thus, this article is supposed to outline the school and city of Grudziądz’s impact on feeding the ranks of Polish aviation with conscious and experienced aviators, the greatest treasure that the Polish aviation had on the eve of the WW2.
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