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The Bomber Brigade (Polish: Brygada Bombowa) was a World War II unit of the Polish Air Force commanded by płk obs. Władysław Heller. It resisted the Invasion of Poland in 1939 as the main aerial reserve of the commander in chief and was used for bombing enemy units in central Poland. It was created just before the war and did not have time to reach full operational readiness. Its equipment consisted of 36 modern PZL.37 Łoś medium bombers and 50 older PZL.23 Karaś light bombers, plus 21 support planes. It was organised into four squadrons, each in turn composed of two escadrilles. It was similar in make-up to the Pursuit Brigade.
- Polish 2nd Bomber Squadron (II Dywizjon Bombowy), commanded by mjr pil. Jan Biały
- Polish 6th Bomber Squadron (VI Dywizjon Bombowy), commanded by mjr obs. Alfred Bartłomiej Peszke
10th Bomber Squadron was previously called: "210 Dywizjon".
15th Bomber Squadron was previously called: "215 Dywizjon".
Some reports mention another Bomber Squadron called:
- Polish 20th Bomber Squadron (XX Dywizjon Bombowy)
20th Bomber Squadron was previously called: "220 Dywizjon".
- Polish 55th Independent Bomber Escadrille (55. Samodzielna Eskadra Bombowa), commanded by kpt. obs. Józef Skibiński
- Communications platoon No. 4 (Pluton łącznikowy nr 4)
- Communications platoon No. 12 (Pluton łącznikowy nr 12)
Another small Bomber unit was the Flight based at Dęblin, the Polish Air Force Training Academy. During the Invasion of Poland, their unit flew many operations using PZL.23 Karaś light bombers. A picture shows two armed PZL.23 Karaś with the Dęblin emblem badge, flying in formation, the aircraft are numbered "1" and "11".
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