During the battle of Kock, Polish pilots flew for SGO “Polesie’s” air reconaissance platoon. Polish airmen dropped hand grenades upon the German troops. On October 4th, the PWS-26 plane was damaged and became unsuitable for further operations.
Janina Lewandowska born on 1908 in Kharkiv. She graduated from the Higher School of Pilotage and radio telegraphy in Lviv and Dęblin. She was the first woman in Europe to make a parachute jump from above. 5 km. She took part in the September campaign. Joined the team of Air Base No. 3. she was captured by Sowiets, around September 20, in the Husiatyn district. She detained in camps Ostaszkow and Kozielsk. Murdered by the NKVD by the decision of the Political Bureau of the KK VKP (b) on March 5, 1940. Probably on his 32nd birthday, on April 22, 1940, he was buried in the General Cemetery of the Polish Army. A few days earlier, her sister Agnieszka Dowbor-Muśnicka was shot by a Germans in Palmiry.