During the invasion of Poland Andrusko flew as fighter pilot with Eskadra 151. After the defeat of the Polish Army, he escaped to Romania and from there on to France, Lyon where he joined the Armée de l'Air. He was restationed to Toulouse and drafted as a Navigator. This was not for long as the German Army invaded France and he evacuated to Oran, Algeria by boat. From Oran the Polish Airmen went to Casablanca and from there in spite of torpedo and air attacks the convoy reached Britain. After retraining he was posted out to the Middle East, July 1942, ferrying aircraft from Takoradi on the Ivory Coast of West Africa to airfields near Cairo during which he flew Beaufighters, Hudsons, Falcons and Spitfires. In April 1944 he was posted to posted to No. 318 (Gdansk) Fighter Reconnaissance Squadron, spent some time at 225 Fighter Reconnaissance Squadron, Lago after which he was transferred back to 318 Sqn., flying Artillery Reconnaissance and Photo/Tactical Reconnaissance sorties.
At the end of 1945 he spent some time flying in India after which he returned to the UK.
Tragically in 1987, a year after the death of his wife, Michal Stanislaw Andruszko was found drowned in a river near his home in Bungay, Suffolk
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