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- Date of production 1917
- Dimensions height: 10 cm, width: 8 cm
- ID no. (87) WOJTY/1/DOK
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- Object copyright Polish Aviation Museum
- Digital images copyright public domain
- Digitalisation RDW MIC, Małopolska's Virtual Museums project
The Polish Aviation Society was founded on 11 December 1916 in Warsaw, the day the society's statute was submitted to the Provisional Council of State in Warsaw. The first meeting (organizational) took place on 1 February 1917 in Warsaw. From 26 February to 15 May 1917, the society ran flight courses, which were completed by 73 students.more
The Polish Aviation Society was founded on 11 December 1916 in Warsaw, the day the society's statute was submitted to the Provisional Council of State in Warsaw. The first meeting (organizational) took place on 1 February 1917 in Warsaw. From 26 February to 15 May 1917, the society ran flight courses, which were completed by 73 students.
The ID card belonged to one of the greatest aviation activists, Adam Wojtyga. In 1924, he became the commander of the squadron and then the school division. In 1927, he was transferred to the 2nd Air Regiment. He held positions of commander of both the squadron and line division. After promotion, he was directed to Warsaw, where he took the position of the head of the Mobilization Department.
He belonged to the co-organizers of many national aviation events; he represented the Polish Aeroclub both in Poland and abroad; he cooperated in organizing the Challenge Competition in 1932. Once delegated to Berlin, he became the head of the national team. When the civil war broke out in Spain, he participated in it as an air observer of the Spanish government. He included his observations in reports, which he forwarded to the Interior Ministry.
He translated German literature; he published several books and held various positions in the League of Air and Anti-gas Defence, in which he served as the secretary-general. After returning from Spain, he graduated from the Aviation University. At the outbreak of World War II, Adam Wojtyga was an officer of the General Command of the Air Force; he served in the Polish Armed Forces in the West; he accompanied Polish pilots in France. After it's fall, he managed to get to Great Britain. He was also present on the dark continent , in the African sun; as the commander, he was responsible for the aviation of the Carpathian Rifle Brigade. In Palestine, he took command of the 318th Fighter and Reconnaissance Squadron. He returned to the liberated Poland in 1947 and worked in the Ministry of Transport, from which he was delegated to the automotive publishing house of Communication Publishing Houses. He died in Warsaw on 3 February 1956.
The ID card confirms his participation in the first aviation courses, which were organized in 1917 in Warsaw. This is the only known identity card of this type preserved in museum collections.
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