Squadron Leader Władysław Rogalski was born on 25th June 1911 in Alwernia, near Chrzanów in Poland.
After joining the Polish Air Force in the UK, Rogalski undertook pilot training after which he was sent to join Polish No. 300 Bomber Squadron. Rogalski took part in the first ever operational sortie over Berlin, flying with Polish No. 300 Bombing Squadron on 23rd March 1941. On 17th April 1941, Lieutenant Rogalski was wounded in the thigh by shrapnel of an artillery missile. He survived the war and was nominated to join the Royal Air Force at the rank of Squadron Leader. On retirement he settled with his wife in Armagh, Northern Ireland, where he died on 30th August 1985.