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Monte Cassino cross

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  1. #391


    Dear Lee ,

    With regards to Kapral Jan Matyjasik, Thomas the Tank Engine has been able to find the following information for you, Jan did see service with the Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade in Tobruk his service number in the Brigade was 2899 he was awarded the Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade Badge numbered : 1359.

    Best wishes


  2. #392


    Dear Mark,

    In answer to your question the answers are as follows:

    MCC Nr: 46013 - 46026 - Szefostwo Sluzby Mat. Korpusu

    MCC Nr: 46027 - 46045 - Szefostwo Sluzby Mat. Jedn. Pozadyw.

    MCC Nr: 46046 - 46207 - Dowodztwo Parkow Mat. 2 Korpusu

    MCC Nr 46208 - 46251 - Pluton Dostawy Parkow Materialowych

    MCC Nr: 46252 - 46257 - Polowy Sklep Oficerski

    MCC Nr: 46258 - 46269 - Polowie Laboatorium Amunio.

    MCC Nr: 46270 - 46377 - 350 Kompania Mat. Stacji Zaopatrywania

    MCC Nr: 46378 - 46480 - 375 Pralnia Polowa

    MCC Nr: 46481 - 46496 - 377 Laznia Polowa

    MCC Nr: 46497 - 46515 - 378 Laznia Polowa

    Best wishes

    Last edited by andrzejku98; 05-21-2014 at 05:07 PM.

  3. #393


    Dear Andrzej, As ever... thank you. Very complete and thorough work... can I just confirm:
    46258 - 42659 - Polowie Laboatorium Amunio - should that be 42669?

    Pretty much done now. I'll put this all together and put it up in the morning. Thank you again.

    Best regards, Mark

  4. #394


    Another face to Monte Cassino Cross. This one comes courtesy of Kuba3DSK whose great-grandfather served with my grandfather in 5 (Polish) Casualty Clearing Station.

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    Lance Corporal (St.szer.) Wisnicki, Pawel 1902/113/III MCC#41755

    Wiśnicki Paweł son of Tomasz POW in 1939 imprisoned by the NKVD in SevZhelDorLag [Northern Railway Corrective Labour Camp] in Komi before being sent to Juża Prison Camp. After the amnesty, he joined the Polish army in Tatiszczewo, September 1941. Apparently he returned to Poland after the war.

    5 (Polish) Casualty Clearing Station was, as far as I have been able to establish, stationed here:

    This is a KMZ file that will open in GoogleEarth. It has the location and known dates of stay. The ones in the USSR and Iran you can ignore as they are specific to MY grandfather. 5 CCS starts from Kirkuk in 1943. are the Polish Institute/Sikorski Museum photographs of 5CCS taken in 1946. are my family photographs of 5CCS

    Final point; whereas in Polish the name of the facility changes in 1945 to become a Szpital Polowy [Field Hospital], in English it did not change until it arrived in the UK where it became 5 (Polish) General Hospital in Italy it remained a Casualty Clearing Station.

    Best regards, Mark Ostrowski

  5. #395


    Thank you very much for all the info Mark.
    Very Grateful


  6. #396


    Hello Everyone,

    A few more faces of recipients of the Monte Cassino cross:

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    Kanonier Ignacy Barwasny MCC 21446

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    Siostra Wladyslawa Wroblewska MCC 41782

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    Kapral pch. Stefan Maczka MCC 8638

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    Plutowny Jozef Sosna MCC 19783

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    Poster 1a

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    Polish & British Victory Poster

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    Polish & British flags flying above Monte Cassino

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    Polish Medics

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    A Long climb up to the Abbey.

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    Best wishes


  7. #397


    Andrzejku thank you so much for all your help and an additional thank you to Thomas the Tank Engine - this is brilliant news although getting hold of a replacement badge for the set we have is igoing to be very difficult indeed. Does anyone out there know where to get a replica SBSK badge for framing while were trying to get the real thing?

    Once again thanks to eveyone for all there help

  8. #398


    Here's a graphic I made back in 2005 for another forum. It shows why the hill the Abbey stood on was considered important. It's a Google earth view.

    Best regards, OSTRO

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  9. #399


    Hello Lee,

    ebay or the Polish auction site Allegro have copies for sale from time to time, but you never know you might just find the real one somewhere.

    Best wishes


  10. #400


    If you are interested in how the Monte Cassino Cross Unit Recipient List is going, you can check it out here:

    We are now on 5 pages landscape... but I think it is less cluttered like that. Nearly finished!!!

    Best regards, Mark Ostrowski

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