13 results found for: Poland

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ROEFLER, Irmina (#177)

…still in her teens, was an AK COURIER and represents all POLISH WOMEN, the triumphs and tragedies of POLAND, the POLISH HOME ARMY (ARMII KRAJOWEJ) and the AK’s RESISTANCE, specifically for her 80,000 comrades-in-arms during the heroic but doomed WARSAW UPRISING & the BATTLE OF WARSAW 1 Aug – 3…

DROBINSKI, Boleslaw H (#19)

“you came here without permission to land” “Boleslaw Drobinski was born at Ostrog in Poland on 23rd October 1918 and educated at Dubno High School. He joined the Polish Air Force on 1st January 1938 and finished training on 31st August 1939. The following day Drobinski and other pilots went…

KAGAN, Jack (#311)

…was 14 years old when in September 1943 he found himself in a labour camp in Nowogrodek, Poland. Jack decided to join a group of Jews who planned to escape from the camp through a dug-out tunnel and meet up with local partisans. On the day of the escape Jack…

ZURAKOWSKI, Stanislaw (#169)

…(identified and revealed only on13Apr43 by German forces) near Smolensk by Stalin’s Soviet forces in the Spring of 1940, after 15,000 were taken prisoner or deported. The compounded and literal dismemberment which befell POLAND during and after WW2 must be one of its abiding tragedies, exacerbated by the efforts of…

DAW, John (#195)

…blue, green and dark blue of the ARMY’s RQYAL CORPS of SIGNALS, by 1945 165.000 strong (9% ATS); war service from POLAND (his group was met by Gen. Carton de Wiart VC DS0, Belgian born, twice wounded in the Boer War, eye lost WW1 East Africa in 1914, then 8…

OKOLOW-ZUBKOWSKI, Konstanty (#178)

…NAVY: for POLAND’s gallant fighting servicemen and their 37 MAJOR POLISH NAVY WARSHIPS and 10 Motor Torpedo & Gun Boats at SEA, as in the AIR & on LAND, also recalling POLISH service men and women in all three of their fighting services. Captain ZUBKOWSKI’s unbroken WW2 PN & RN…

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…escaped through Poland, from where he travelled to France. There, he spent some time with the French Foreign Legion, serving in both North Africa and France itself. Again, he had to flee the Nazis, when they invaded France. He escaped to England in a Polish coal ship with 500 others,…

KELLETT, Ronald G (#29)

…in occupied Poland, smuggled to Britain, and a coded message relayed back to let the women who had made the Battle Colours that they had been awarded. ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-1941. (C 439) Wing Commander Richard Kellett, Commanding Officer of No. 149 Squadron RAF, seated at his desk…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…only lady in LUTON’s Laboratory, testing metallurgically CHURCHILL TANK production, with his family, further back, coming from Eastern POLAND, which was then to become SOVIET UNION territory. A WW2 example of the scale of LOGISTIC SUPPORT is shown here, in abbreviated layout from the NORMANDY MEMORIAL to Ben’s UNITED STATES…

CASEMORE, Jack (#226)

…returned weighing five and half stone from POW Camp in POLAND. Jack trained on CUMBERLAND, began war service on FORFAR, ARMED MERCHANT CRUISER on CONTRABAND CONTROL; remembering well the RAWALPINDI Incident to the north of them & going to “Action Stations”, getting good advice from a Gunlayer next to him…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…Q’s Own ROYAL WEST KENT Reg’t’1940 FRANCE& DUNKIRK W.DESERT & BURMA key role at KOHIMA. #195 John DAW Major John DAW BEM ROYAL CORPS of SIGNALS, by 1945 165.000 strong (9% ATS); war service POLAND Sep39 (+ Gen. Carton de Wiart VC DS0 as German invasion), FRANCE, 9th LANCERS N…

Civilians and War Production

…invented chaff, worked on proximity fuse and ATOMIC BOMB. Married 1940 [No. 182: Sir Samuel Curran, q.v.]. Many talented WOMEN att TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN, AIRBORNE RADAR + ‘WINDOW’ COUNTERMEASURES – admired POLAND’s contribution. #182 Samuel CURRAN Sir Samuel CURRAN FRS FRSE DSc MA BSc PhD Worked in the war…

Naval & Naval Air

…WARSHIPS, 10 MTBs & MGBs. Was at NARVIK, GUNNERY on HMS ‘KING GEORGE V’ & SINKING OF BISMARCK 27/28May41; MGBs, DESTROYER & ANZIO. Later represented all Polish war veterans in Britain. Representing POLAND (UK’s staunch ally lost almost 6 million, one sixth of her population – second only to Belarus’s…

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