SPITFIRE: THE ALEX HERBST STORY – ABOUT THE FILM
Spitfire: The Alex Herbst Story is a documentary about Alex Herbst,
95, currently the oldest Polish born pilot, member of the famous WWII RAF’s
Polish 303 Squadron based in London.
Alex Herbst lives in the Seattle area. For a long time absolutely forgotten even
by historians. Many have wrongly believed he is dead, because of a mistaken
annotation in his files. Now he discloses all of his past in a film.
After the end of WWII Alex Herbst worked for the aircraft industry, initially
in the UK, where he met his wife Doreen, then moved to New York to travel
internationally on business. His war achievements are displayed on an exhibition
prepared for the Polish Home in Seattle. Alex Herbst likes to take part in
historical events organized by Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle and Flying
Heritage Collection in Everett, WA. His book containing WWII memories of an
“everyday pilot” was released in Poland in early 2013. The book includes
detailed descriptions of many dangerous missions and accidents as well as the
entertaining part of life following pilot’s duties in London.
Alex Herbst tells his story for a documentary which is about the will of
flying that never dies. This is also a sentimental and partly virtual trip to
the most important places of Alex Herbst’s life in Poland, Romania, Turkey, and
France, UK and the USA including his visit to the present aviation industry.
Alex Herbst – full story
During the last period we had a lot of publicity in the U.S. Polish and
international film industry media.
Podniebna Kawaleria by Alex Herbst now available in Seattle