Władysław Turowicz

Władysław Turowicz

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Syberia
Death Place
Karachi

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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 71
    Air. Cdre. Turowicz was involved in a car accident on 8 January 1980 along with his driver.
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  • 1979
    Age 70
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1950
    Age 41
    Between 1950 and 1954, Zofia taught gliding to the Shaheen Air Cadets in Karachi and Rawalpindi.
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  • 1949
    Age 40
    Zofia, Turowicz's wife, and his two daughters joined him in Karachi in 1949, where a third daughter was born.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1948
    Age 39
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1930
    Age 21
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1927
    Age 18
    In addition, he completed an MSc in astrodynamics in 1927 from the same institution.
  • 1920
    Age 11
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Turowicz was born in Zubir, Siberia, in 1908, where he graduated from High School.
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