Mieczylslaw 'Michael' Gorzula

PAF   &   RAF   P/O


Mieczylaw Stanislaw Wladyslaw Gorzula
Born in Cracow, Poland 1 August 1919
The son of Wladislaw and Apollonia Gorzula
While attending The University of Warsaw, he began flying lessons which led to him being asked to join the Polish Air Force.
Fled to England and flew with 607 Squadron during the BoB
Later in 1940 transferring to 229, 607 & 615 Squadrons.
In 1941 he was posted to 303 (Polish) Squadron
He went briefly to 87 Sqn. flying Night-Fighter Hurricanes
(late 1941- early '42) then returned to 303 Squadron
He remained with that unit until 1943
He then instructed at 58 OTU Grangemouth & 61 OTU Heston
Late in 1943 he was posted to command A Flight of 315 Sqn.
Late in 1944 he was posted to 309 Squadron
It was with this unit that he destroyed his Me262
In 1949 he was an Elementary Flying Instructor at The Royal Pakistani Air Force College, finally emigrating to Australia in 1950, he passed away 6 December 2005 in Canberra

Mike Gorzula with his Spitfire


315 (Polish) "City of Deblin" Squadron, 26 March 1944

front row

1) F/O B. Smidowicz
2) F/L A. Sworniowski
3) F/L H. Stefankiewicz
4) F/L M. Gorzula
5) S/L E. Horbaczewski
6) F/L J. Marciniak
7) F/L J. Polak
8) F/S T. Jankowski


1) F/O P. Kirste
2) F/O P. Kliman
3) F/L M. Cwynar
4) W/O J. Derma
5) F/S T. Ston (Slon?)
6) F/S S. Bedkowski
7) F/S ? Lurzynski (Kurzynski?)
8) F/S T. Berka
9) F/S R. Idrian


1) F/S J. Bargietowski
2) F/O B. Nowosielski
3) F/S K. Siwek
4) F/S B. Czerwinski
5) F/S J. Gozdzielewski
6) F/S A. Ciundziewicki
7) F/S J. Adamiak


Mike & Mascot
Mike & Mascot

Mike & friends with one of their Hurricanes



Victories Include :

9 April 1945

one Me262 destroyed

1 / 0 / 0


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Thanks go out to

Grandnephew Krzysiek (Christopher) Gorzula for the photos & infos !

Also, I was contacted by a young polish lady who told me she had never seen her grandfather [Mike] before.

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