Snap - and a picture was taken.
Just another day in 303 Squadron at Northolt during that hot summer of 1940. Beginning of September.
3 Polish pilots:L to R: Sgt Michal BRZEZOWSKI, Sgt Stefan WOJTOWICZ and Sgt Eugeniusz SZAPOSZNIKOW
Smiling rather awkward to the camera or starring at the ground.
Within two weeks after this picture was taken both Brzezowski and Wojtowich were dead. KIA.
Only Szaposznikow survived the war.
It makes me very sad, just to look at this - but also very, very grateful.