POW. German Military Hospital. Belgian Hospital. British Prisoner of War Hospital, Stalag 8.
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Enemy Action. Shot down by flak in a Spitfire on ops over Belgium. Bailed out.
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Burns to face and hands.
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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.