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.
|Person: Krystyna Skarbek||22 Mar 2017|
|Event: Operation Kutschera||24 Dec 2016|
|Book Review: At War on the Gothic Line: Fighting in Italy, 1944-45||12 Oct 2016|
|Other: Wojtek the Soldier Bear||15 Apr 2016|
|Person: Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz||11 Apr 2016|
|Person: Matthew Urban||6 Apr 2016|
|Book Review: No Greater Ally||17 Apr 2012|
|Event: Invasion of Poland||23 Jul 2006|
|Person: Stanislaw Maczek||4 Feb 2006|
|Event: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising||1 Feb 2006|
|Event: Warsaw Uprising||31 Jan 2006|
|Event: Katyn Massacre and Related Atrocities||29 Jan 2006|
|Person: Władysław Sikorski||21 Dec 2005|
|Ship: Orzel||11 Nov 2005|
Timeline ContributionsJohn Radzilowski has also contributed 14 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 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.
» 15 Aug 1944: Matthew Urban was wounded in combat in France.
» 15 Jun 1952: Christine Granville was killed by Dennis Muldowney in London, England, United Kingdom.
» 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.
» 6 Aug 1944: Matt Urban was made the commanding officer of 2nd Battalion of US 60th Regiment while in France.
» 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.
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Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939