Tadeusz Sawicz died on October 19, 2011. Born in 1914 in Warsaw, he joined the Polish air force in 1934 and fought the German invaders in 1939, flying P.11c fighters. After the fall of Poland, he joined France and began flying with Groupe de Chasse III/10 but had to flee to North Africa after the defeat.
He reached Great-Britain in time to take part in the Battle of Britain and flew with the RAF for the rest of the war. He was credited with 3 confirmed aerial victories and 3.5 damaged aircraft. He was commander of all three Polish Fighter Wings in the RAF.
After the war, Sawicz stayed in England before moving to Canada in 1957.