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Josef Biel

Admitted to:

POW. German Military Hospital. Belgian Hospital. British Prisoner of War Hospital, Stalag 8.

Date of Injury:

08/08/1941

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

29

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down by flak in a Spitfire on ops over Belgium. Bailed out.

Transferred to QVH:

May 1945

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

9



IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

Josef

Surname:

Biel

Service No:

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Nationality:

Polish


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

RAF Dunholme

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

WO

Death:

08/01/1985

Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Biel was a pilot in the Polish Air Force and flew against the Luftwaffe when Poland was invaded. He made his way to Britain via Romania, Turkey and France, and was one of the first Polish pilots in the RAF.
He spent three and a half years in a POW camp not far from the Polish border.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

References:

'Joe Biel', Andre Brown, The Guinea Pig, July 1985, pp. 6-7.