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 is shown below.

» 3 Sep 1944: Matthew Urban led his battalion across the Meuse River in Belgium. He was shot in the neck in combat, damaging his vocal cords. 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
» 4 Jan 1943: Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was executed by a Nazi firing squad near Athens, Greece. 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
» 18 Dec 1941: Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was betrayed by an associate and arrested by the Gestapo in Greece. Read More




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