Władysław Turowicz

Władysław Turowicz

Scientist + Pilot + Engineer
Born Apr 23, 1908

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


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


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


1948 40 Years Old As the political situation in Poland got worse, many Polish Air Force officers began to move to United States, Australia, Norway and Canada. Turowicz and forty five of his colleagues opted to move to Pakistan in 1948 on a three-year contract. … Read More
1949 41 Years Old Zofia, Turowicz's wife, and his two daughters joined him in Karachi in 1949, where a third daughter was born.
1950 42 Years Old Between 1950 and 1954, Zofia taught gliding to the Shaheen Air Cadets in Karachi and Rawalpindi. … Read More


1979 71 Years Old 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 Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik. … Read More
1980 72 Years Old 1 More Event
Air. Cdre. Turowicz was involved in a car accident on 8 January 1980 along with his driver. … Read More
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