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 20 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 1 Feb 1944: Polish AK resistance fighters assassinated German SS commander Franz Kutschera at the intersection of Aleje Ujazdowskie and Piusa XI Street in Warsaw, Poland.

» 8 Jul 1951: Francis Gabreski, flying an F-86 fighter, scored his first aerial victory in a jet fighter in Korea, shooting down a North Korean MiG-15 fighter.

» 4 Jan 1943: Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz was executed by a Nazi firing squad near Athens, Greece.

» 25 Aug 1919: Matthew Urbanowicz was born in Buffalo, New York, United States.

» 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.

» 1 May 1908: Krystyna Skarbek was born in Warsaw, Warsaw Governorate, Russia.





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