Władysław Turowicz
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Władysław Turowicz

Scientist + Pilot + Engineer
Male
Born Apr 23, 1908
Hometown Silesian Voivodeship
Died Nov 8, 1980
Death Place Karachi
Nationality Poland
Ethnicity Poles

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CHILDHOOD

1908 Birth Turowicz was born in Zubir, Siberia, in 1908, where he graduated from High School. … Read More

TEENAGE

1920 12 Years Old Due to this passion, he moved to Warsaw where he attended the most prestigious engineering institute, Warsaw University of Technology (WTU) in 1920, majoring in aeronautical engineering; upon graduation, he received his PhD with honors in 1926. … Read More
1927 19 Years Old In addition, he completed an MSc in astrodynamics in 1927 from the same institution.

TWENTIES

1930 22 Years Old He joined the Polish Air Force as an aeronautical engineer and fighter pilot, but later emigrated to United Kingdom where he joined the Royal Air Force in 1930 as a reservist Polish pilot. … Read More

FORTIES

1948 40 Years Old Turowicz, together with a group of thirty Polish officers, scientists, engineers, and aviators arrived in Karachi by the end of 1948. … Read More

FIFTIES

1960 52 Years Old In 1960, he, along with other Polish Air Force general, became an Air Commodore and a Deputy Chief of Air Staff, in charge of Pakistan Air Force Training Department.
1965 57 Years Old During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Turowicz flew the American-built F-86 Sabre and defended Lahore from the Indian Air Force. … Read More
1966 58 Years Old In 1966, the Government of Pakistan transferred him to SUPARCO, Pakistan's national space agency, where he worked there as a chief scientist and an aeronautical engineer. He, along with noted Pakistani theoretical physicist, Dr. Abdus Salam, who later won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979, met with President Khan where he successfully convinced him of the importance of a space program for a developing country like Pakistan after Russia's launch of Sputnik. … Read More
1967 59 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In recognition of his honest and effective effort, he was conferred with high-civilian/military award Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Military) and Sitara-i-Pakistan in 1967 in a grand public ceremony.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1970 62 Years Old In 1970, Turowicz began to established the administrative offices and directorates to led the development of rockets and missile technology.
1977 69 Years Old In 1977, he founded the Hatf Missile Program, a program under his guidance, become a leading source of Pakistan's rocket and missile program in 1980s. … Read More
1978 70 Years Old In 1978, he quickly set up the missile and rocket facility near Lahore. … Read More
1980 72 Years Old 1 More Event
Air. Com. Turowicz was involved in a car accident on January 8, 1980 along with his driver. … Read More
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