Żwirko and Wigura
Fischer 259 | Michel 280 | Scott C10 | Year of issue 1933 | Pre-war Poland
On 29 August 1932, Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura won the Berlin Challenge. They used an aircraft of Polish design, the RWD6.
Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura
with their RWD6 airplane
Franciszek Żwirko (1895-1932), Polish pilot.
Stanisław Wigura (1901-1932), Polish airplane engineer.
Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura won the Challenge Cup in 1932 in their RWD6 airplane. Less then a month after the Challenge Cup, Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura died in an accident in Terlicko, Czechoslovakia on 11 September 1932.
RWD are the initial letters of Stanisław Rogalski, Stanisław Wigura and Jerzy Drzewiecki, the designers of the airplane.
Fischer 268-269 (overprints)
Fischer Sheet 73