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.

» 15 Aug 1944: Matthew Urban was wounded in combat in France. 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.
» 18 Dec 1941: Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was betrayed by an associate and arrested by the Gestapo in Greece. 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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Famous WW2 Quote
"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935