John Radzilowski

ww2dbaseA professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, John is the author or co-author of many books including Community of Strangers, A Traveller's History of Poland, and The Eagle and the Cross. In 1998, he received the Cavalier's Cross of the Order of Merit from the President of the Republic of Poland.

Timeline Contributions

John Radzilowski has also contributed 14 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions are shown below.

» 18 Dec 1941: Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was betrayed by an associate and arrested by the Gestapo in Greece. Read More
» 4 Jan 1943: Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was executed by a Nazi firing squad near Athens, Greece. Read More
» 28 Jan 1944: Polish AK resistance fighters planned an assassination of German SS commander Franz Kutschera in Warsaw, Poland, but the operation was called off when the target failed to appear as expected.
» 24 Jul 1944: Matthew Urban arrived at his former unit at the front in Normandie, France after having left the hospital, where he had been convalescing, without authorization. On the same day, finding that a US tank was temporarily halted with the crew did not know what to do after the loss of the tank commander, he took command of the tank and led it forward to attack German positions. Read More
» 13 Mar 1942: After sundown and into the next date, Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz swam across a Greek harbor to the German submarine U-133 and placed explosives on the ship which was preparing to leave on a combat mission. U-133 destroyed on 14 Mar 1942, killing 45 crew members. Read More




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