Photo taken in Iraq 1943. First on left my father Lucian Aksnowicz along with his friends Henryk Kwiatkowski and Edward Metelica.


  • I have exactly the same photograph from my mother, Irena (the "J" is an old fashioned "I") Nuckowska, back row, far right. She would be about 17 yrs and 6 months old (having lied about her age.) The signatures on the back of my copy include Julia's and Joanna's. My mother's Service number was 2792742, and Julia and Joanna's were 2792840 and 2792841 respectively (taken from WAAF records.) I think they were part of the 594 recruits who started training March 3rd 1944. Training was 2 months (plus language training for 5 weeks?) My mother was born in Stolpin, near Toporow, Tarnopol, deported in the first February wave to Piermogorje, north of Kotlas, south of Arkhangel to a logging camp. Travelled back through Kazakhstan, Almaty, Tashkent, Krasnoborsk, Caspian Sea, Teheran, Isfahan orphanage, Karachi, Africa to England.

    2018-01-02 13:56:04 Andrew Treder
  • I have the same certificate for my Dad, dated 16 November 1943

    2017-04-27 12:46:44 Carolyn Chodecka
  • My sisters and I, believe that the two girls on the right are Jadwiga (Kabza) Zemanek (my aunt who still lives in Chelsea) and we're not absolutely sure but the girl next to her may well be our mother Zofia Zemanek.I have a photo closer up and I really think it is them!

    2017-04-19 22:40:12 Marta Morton

Leave a Reply

Item ID: 0
Author: ronaksnowicz
Creation date: 2011-12-05
Last modified: 2012-06-29
Item format: Photo
Item size: 65.38 KB
Item details