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Monte Cassino cross

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  1. #2321

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    Hello Kosa,

    Many thanks for your post Pancerny (Tankman) Edward Grądkowski served in the 3rd Squadron and was awarded the KW, he was also wounded in action. Born in 1915, His Army Number : (also found on His ID Tags) : 1915-63-III.


    Best wishes


    Andrzej

  2. #2322

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    Hello Kosa,

    This is where it gets interesting the Regimental History lists him as surviving the war, although there is a Pancerny Edward Grądkowski, listed as being born on the 26th April 1915 in Skuły in the provence of Błonie, being killed on the 4th September 1944 and buried at the Polish War Cemetery at Casamassima in grave : 12-B-8.

    Interesting indeed

    Best wishes

    Andrzej
    Last edited by andrzejku98; 06-09-2018 at 07:29 AM.

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    Quote by andrzejku98 View Post
    Hello Kosa,

    ... Edward Grądkowski served in the 3rd Squadron and was awarded the KW, he was also wounded in action....
    Hello Andrzej,

    Many thanks for your comments. As a matter of fact he was wounded twice. See the legitymacja below. I think he wasn't KIA but might have died of wounds. A mystery indeed as his documents don't say they were issued posthumously.

    Best regards,
    Piotr

    Monte Cassino cross
    Last edited by kosa; 06-09-2018 at 10:50 AM. Reason: typo

  4. #2324

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    Hello Andrzej,
    Сan you have information about rewarding MCC Kasperowicz Wasyl (Bazyli) s. Antoniego. 1905 ?
    Thanks.
    Best regards.

  5. #2325

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    Hello Submariner,

    Many thanks for your post, is this one you now own, it would be nice to see some photographs :

    When awarded the Monte Cassino Cross his details were as follows :

    Rank : Saper (Engineer)

    Surname : Kasperowicz

    Christian Name : Bazyli

    Date of Birth : 1905

    Army Number : (also found on His ID Tags) : 1905-254-III

    Unit : 301 Kompania Saperow (301st Engineering Company)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered : 40145

    I did glean the following information from the internet :

    Bazyli Kasperowicz Born 1st January 1905, died in Chicago 11th February 2000

    I hope that the above information is of some use and help to you Submariner.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  6. #2326

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    Hello Piotr,

    Many thanks for your post, unfortunately the Regimental History just lists R for Ranny with no number if wounded more than once, it is interesting that he is not listed in the Regimental History as being killed or died of wounds.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  7. #2327

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    Hello Everyone,

    Whilst surfing yesterday I came across the following graves in the Polish War Cemetery at Casamassima which I thought I would share with you all.

    Monte Cassino cross


    St Szer. (Lance Corporal) Andrzej Dolecki Born 12th November 1903 in Wólka Niedźwiedzka, Army Number : 1903-3-III, Unit 24th Transport Company, Awarded the Monte Cassino Cross Nr 44831, Killed or Died on the 2nd January 1945 and was buried in grave Number : 12-C-6.


    Monte Cassino cross

    Kapral Jan Nalepka, Born 4th July 1906 in Poręba Spytkowska, Army Number : 1906-17-III, Unit : Carpathian Lancers Regiment, awarded the Monte Cassino Cross Numbered : 38520. Killed or Died on the 9th May 1945 and was buried in grave Number : 3-B-6.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Ulan Edward Piech, Born on the 24th February 1922 in Wojciechów, Lublin, Army Number : 1922-91-III, Unit : Carpathian Lancers Regiment, awarded the Monte Cassino Cross Numbered : 38561, he was killed or died on the 31st October 1944 and was buried in Grave Number : 11-D-10.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Plut. (Lance Sergeant) Jan Matczak, Born 1st January 1894 in Czekanów, Sokołów, Army Number : 1894-?-III, Unit : 11 Signals Battalion, awarded the Monte Cassino Cross Numbered : 40788, he was killed or died on the 20th December 1944 and was buried in grave Number : 4-A-12.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

    p.s. click to enlarge the photographs in a new window.

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    Quote by andrzejku98 View Post
    Hello Kosa,

    This is where it gets interesting the Regimental History lists him as surviving the war, although there is a Pancerny Edward Grądkowski, listed as being born on the 26th April 1915 in Skuły in the provence of Błonie, being killed on the 4th September 1944 and buried at the Polish War Cemetery at Casamassima in grave : 12-B-8.

    Interesting indeed

    Best wishes

    Andrzej
    Hello again Andrzej,

    Honestly I doubt there were two Edward GRĄDKOWSKI soldiers born in 1905 but who knows The casualty lists of a regiment are always stated in killed, wounded, and missing. Perhaps he was mortally wounded but included with the wounded instead of with the killed and that’s why he is listed as surviving the war although he's buried at Casamassima. His wound award certificate shows he received two stars. A star idicates a single wound. It looks like the other wound was mortal.

    Best regards,
    Piotr

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    Hello Andrzej,

    Many thanks for the info. Unfortunately I do not own photos.

    Best regards.

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    Hello Everyone,

    Another Face of a recipient of the Monte Cassino Cross :

    Monte Cassino cross


    Rotmistrz (Captain of Horse) Witold Ponikiewski, Born in 1914, Army Number : (also found on His ID Tags) : 1914-270-III, Unit : 15 Pułk Ułanów Poznańskich (15th Poznań Cavalry Regiment). Commanding Officer of the 4th Squadron by the end of the war. Awarded the Monte Cassino Cross Numbered : 23610.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

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