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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 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.

» 15 Aug 1944: Matthew Urban was wounded in combat in France.

» 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.

» 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.

» 15 Jun 1952: Christine Granville was killed by Dennis Muldowney in London, England, United Kingdom.

» 4 Mar 1995: Matthew Urban passed away following complications from his war wounds.

» 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.





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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945