The resolution recalled that “2022 will be the 90th anniversary of the great victory of Poles in the largest interwar aviation event – the International Tourist Aircraft Competition Challenge in Berlin”. The pilot Franciszek Żwirko came from the Vilnius Region, and the designer Stanisław Wigura from Żytomierz. Both fought against the Bolsheviks in their youth. Then they became involved in the development of Polish aviation.
“Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura on August 28, 1932, flying a plane of the Polish design RWD-6, won against the favorites of the Germans. The Poles completed the loop, the beginning and end of which were in Berlin, leading through Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Yugoslavia, and Italy , Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. This victory not only had a sports dimension, but also raised the prestige of the Polish aviation industry and made our homeland famous “- stated in the resolution.
“Several days after the Berlin success, on September 11, 1932, Żwirko and Wigura flew from Warsaw to meet their Czech colleagues. In the Cieszyn region, Polish pilots died surprised by a violent storm, as a result of which their plane crashed in Zaolzie near Cierlicek Górny” – reminded.
The resolution stated that “the duo of Żwirko and Wigura took twice, in 1929 and 1930, the first place in the South-Western Polish Flight, and also triumphed in the 3rd National Avionette Competition and the 4th National Tourist Aircraft Competition”. For their achievements in the Polish aviation, Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura were awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
“In memory of their victory in the Challenge in Berlin, on August 28, we celebrate the Polish Aviation Day, common to civil and military aviation and the aviation industry” – emphasized.
As indicated in the resolution, “Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura are figures who for us are examples of courage and friendship, and role models”. “Their successes were the result of persistent work and fortitude, and the will to fight and faith in their own strength allowed them to achieve global success.”
The Seym of the Republic of Poland “expresses its thanks to the Poles of Zaolzie for taking care of the place from which Żwirko i Wigura took off to eternity”.
“The Seym of the Republic of Poland on the 90th anniversary of victory in the Challenge aviation competition and the 90th anniversary of death expresses its utmost respect to the Great Polish Aviators – Franciszek Żwirka and Stanisław Wigura” – summarized.
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