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Photo ID: 966583
Title:

LAC Ewald ( Edward ) Wawrzyniak

Description:

He was in the Polish Airforce in Poznan, then was captured by the Russians and sent to Riowne camp, were he spent 2 years, He joined Anders Army in Totskoye , then to Persia and finally to England He landed in Blackpool in July 1942 his service number was703650 Polish Airforce in England . He was Electrician with ground crew in 304 Squadron then 302 with whom he stayed with in Europe till the end of the war

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Photo ID: 966573
Title:

Rowne camp

Description:

workers at Rowne camp

Time Period:

During WWII

City/Town/Village:

Równe

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Photo ID: 966402
Title:

Adam Zak 1919-1941

Description:

Adam Zak 1919-1941
(son of Jan Zak) Perished in Siberia

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Photo ID: 966391
Title:

Ipn File - Maria Zak 1924 - Exile to Siencybino Archangel

Description:

Maria Zak 1924 - Exile to Siencybino Archangel

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Photo ID: 966267
Title:

Aniela Zak 1899-1942

Description:

Aniela Zak nee Dziedziec was the 2nd wife of Jan Zak, the first being Anna Machniak 1886-1925/6? She was my mothers step mother, she had 6 children, the last (Wladyslaw) being born in Siberia 1940 and died in the same year. Only two children Helena & Jozefa survived, but Antoni Jozef & Leon died along with the mother in Siberia in 1942.

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Leszinów

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Photo ID: 966133
Title:

Czeslaw Dawid

Description:

Czeslaw Dawid on right with a "friend".

Source:

Private

Time Period:

Before WWII

Country:

Poland

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Photo ID: 966132
Title:

Czeslaw Dawid

Description:

Czeslaw Dawid In Polish Uniform

Source:

Private

Time Period:

Before WWII

Country:

Poland

Related Military Service:

September 1939 Campaign

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Photo ID: 962261
Title:

odpis KA . zgonów wojsowych w Rosji, poz. 475

Description:

odpis KA . zgonów wojsowych w Rosji, poz. 475

Information regarding the death details of Stanisław Łojewski in Guzar, Russia. Letter from the local authority of Grajowa in Poland taken from army records.

Source:

Private

Time Period:

After WWII

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Grajewo

Related Military Service:

September 1939 Campaign

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Photo ID: 960816
Title:

Pepa Bekier

Description:

A Jewish lady and her child, who were hidden at the Franczyk home for a time in 1939/1940.

Source:

Genowefa Matkowski

Country:

Poland

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Photo ID: 957757
Title:

Position of Polish submarines 1939

Description:

Polish submarines ORP Zbik, ORP Sep and ORP Rys were interned in Sweden in September 1939. Sub Lieutenant Kazimierz Sadowski, Andrzej Sadowski's father, served as Torpedo Officer aboard ORP Zbik. This shows the Worek Plan, the positioning of the Polish submarines in the Baltic in 1939.

Source:

Andrzej Sadowski

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Baltic

Related Military Service:

Polish navy

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Photo ID: 957757
Title:

Position of Polish submarines 1939

Description:

Polish submarines ORP Zbik, ORP Sep and ORP Rys were interned in Sweden in September 1939. Sub Lieutenant Kazimierz Sadowski, Andrzej Sadowski's father, served as Torpedo Officer aboard ORP Zbik. This shows the Worek Plan, the positioning of the Polish submarines in the Baltic in 1939.

Source:

Andrzej Sadowski

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Baltic

Related Military Service:

Polish navy

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Photo ID: 957734
Title:

German ships sunk by ORP Zbik

Description:

Three Polish submarines ORP Zbik, ORP Sep and ORP Rys interned in Sweden from 25th September 1939 - Marielund, Sweden until 1945. Andrzej Sadowski's father, Kazimierz Sadowski, was the Torpedo Officer aboard ORP Zbik. This article shows the German ships that ORP Zbik sank in the Baltic during the September campaign, before her internment in Sweden.

Source:

Andrzej Sadowski

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Gdynia

Related Military Service:

Polish navy

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Photo ID: 957507
Title:

Polish Navy cadets Casablanca 1939

Description:

From the album of Captain Mieczysław Wozniak (1918-1972) who was a a Polish cadet of the class of 1938 and was on the sail training ship Iskra in the Mediterranean when war broke out. He became the youngest recipient of the French Legion D'Honneur for heroism at Casablanca in 1939 when the French mine-laying cruiser blew up whilst unloading mines killing 186 and causing much port damage.

Source:

Martin Hazell

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Morocco

City/Town/Village:

Casablanca

Related Military Service:

Polish navy

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Photo ID: 957326
Title:

Destroyer ORP Wicher – sunk in the Polish naval port of Hel

Description:

The German colours are fluttering on the floating crane.

Source:

Mateusz Prociak

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Hel

Related Military Service:

Polish navy

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Photo ID: 957310
Title:

Allied pirsoners of war at Colditz Castle in 1941

Description:

Admiral Józef Unrug, Polish Navy 3rd from left; General Tadeusz Piskor, Polish Army 4th from left

Source:

Mateusz Prociak

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Germany

City/Town/Village:

Colditz Castle

Related Military Service:

Polish navy

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Photo ID: 957296
Title:

ORP Gryf

Description:

She was one of two large Polish ships that were not evacuated to Great Britain during Operation Peking. Sunk during the 1939 German invasion of Poland.

Source:

Mateusz Prociak

Time Period:

Before WWII

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Hel

Related Military Service:

Polish navy

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Photo ID: 955622
Title:

korespondencja

Description:

korespondencja

Source:

Stowarzyszenie Rodzina Katyńska, Wrocław

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Lwów, lwowski, Lwowskie

Related Military Service:

Polish navy

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Photo ID: 955621
Title:

korespondencja

Description:

korespondencja

Source:

Stowarzyszenie Rodzina Katyńska, Wrocław

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Lwów, lwowski, Lwowskie

Related Military Service:

Polish navy

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Photo ID: 955039
Title:

Hungarian Camp for Polish Soldiers

Description:

The photo is dated 7/11/1939 at which time Adolf Smolnicki was detained in a Hungarian camp with other Polish Soldiers who had escaped both the German and Soviet Invasion of the Lwowskie province and fled to Hungary . The place is written on back of photo as Risbolock?? . Is this where the camp was in Hungary??

Source:

Irena Lowe

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Hungary

City/Town/Village:

Risbolock

Related Military Service:

September 1939 Campaign

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Photo ID: 950762
Title:

Poster about Warsaw, 1939

Description:

Warsaw under attack by the Germans

Source:

Wiktoria Bielicka

Time Period:

During WWII

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Photo ID: 950003
Title:

In Soviet captivity

Description:

In Soviet captivity, Krywoj - Rog 2.12.1939: Stefan Mustafa Abramowicz collection. Copyright by Xenia Jacoby, Martin Jones & Zofia Wierzbicka

Source:

Xenia Jacoby

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Poland

City/Town/Village:

Wilno

Related Military Service:

September 1939 Campaign

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Photo ID: 949046
Title:

Polish Driver’s License (inside)

Description:

Polish Driver’s License (inside)

Source:

Vanessa Tomecki

Country:

Poland

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Photo ID: 946975
Title:

Soviet document – sentence to hard labour

Description:

Soviet document – sentence to hard labour

Source:

Jan Grudnicki

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Russia

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Photo ID: 946974
Title:

Soviet indictment – part 2

Description:

Soviet indictment – part 2

Source:

Jan Grudnicki

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Russia

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Photo ID: 946973
Title:

Soviet indictment – part 2

Description:

Soviet indictment – part 2

Source:

Jan Grudnicki

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Russia

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Photo ID: 946972
Title:

Soviet indictment – part 1

Description:

Soviet indictment – part 1

Source:

Jan Grudnicki

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Russia

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Photo ID: 946971
Title:

Soviet indictment – part 1

Description:

Soviet indictment – part 1

Source:

Jan Grudnicki

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Russia

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Photo ID: 946970
Title:

Soviet criminal case

Description:

Soviet criminal case

Source:

Jan Grudnicki

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Russia

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Photo ID: 946969
Title:

Soviet criminal case

Description:

Soviet criminal case

Source:

Jan Grudnicki

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Russia

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Photo ID: 946968
Title:

Soviet camp certificate

Description:

Soviet camp certificate

Source:

Jan Grudnicki

Time Period:

During WWII

Country:

Russia

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