Walcalw Michal Sobanski was born in Warsaw on the 29th of July 1919. After being wounded while fighting in the infantry, Sobanski managed to obtain an American passport through family connections. Arriving in the USA in the summer of 1940, Sobanski went to Canada in an effort to join the RAF but failed his English exam. Sobanski transferred to the American Eighth Air Force and flew with the 4th Fighter Group. Sobanski was killed on D-Day while flying his second mission of the day. Michal Sobanski finished the War with 5 victories.