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.

Photographs/Maps Contributions

20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun mount, ORP Blyskawica, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 201940mm twin Bofors anti-aircraft gun mount, ORP Blyskawica, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019A list of action which Blyskawica participated, on display at ORP Blyskawica, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019Battle flag of the destroyer ORP Piorun (Thunderer), famous for engaging the battleship Bismarck, on display at ORP Blyskawica, Gdynia, Poland, 15 Jun 2019
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Timeline Contributions

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

» 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.
» 25 Aug 1919: Matthew Urbanowicz was born in Buffalo, New York, United States. Read More
» 15 Aug 1944: Matthew Urban was wounded in combat in France. Read More
» 14 Jun 1944: Company commander Matthew Urban found his men pinned down by Germans in Normandie, France. With a bazooka, exposing himself to enemy fire, he destroyed two German tanks, allowing his men to counterattack and eventually overtake the Germans. He was wounded twice later on the same days and was forced to evacuate. Read More
» 6 Aug 1944: Matt Urban was made the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion of US 60th Regiment while in France. Read More




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Famous WW2 Quote
"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945