Ppor (Lieutenant) Czeslaw Smulczynski.
Thank you !! that was quick ! ;-)
do you or anyone else have any info on him ,did he jump during market Garden operations ??
Any idea how i could get hold of his service papers ??
HQ Company. of 2nd Battalion
Jumped at Driel (Arnhem) from Aircraft chalk no. 44. 21st September 1944.
(A very nice grouping Steve )
Very nice indeed.
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And welcome to the Forum, I just thought that you might like to know that Ppor Czeslaw Smulczynski was awarded the KW for the Battle of Arnhem, you should write a Letter to the Polish Institute and General Sikorski Museum in London asking if they have a copy of his award Citation or any information pertaining to him. Be patient it could take upto 6 months to recieve a reply and because the Institutes Archives are run on a Voluntary Basis they might ask for a donation.
Also would I be correct in thinking that he might have lived in Leicester, Because I have found 2 Marriages for a Czeslaw W Smulczynski the 1st to a Danuta Z Zasucha in the 2nd Quarter of 1950, Danuta Smulczynska died in the 4th Quarter of 1980 aged 56 (Date of Birth: 11th May 1924), the 2nd Marriage was to a Anna Wieczorek in July 1984.
Also Czeslaw W Smulczynski died in the Leicester Royal Infirmary of the 25th May 2009.
I hope that the above information helps a little
Unfortunately, I believe that Smulczynski's KW citation is one of the missing ones at the PISM..
Thank you all ,very happy to have this grouping ,it appears he was also awarded the croix de guerre ??? not sure of the date oif award yet !! very pleased its an Arnhem group !! and to an Officer !!! Thank you for all the advice and i will post anything that i find on him .
Yes he was from Leicester ,and i believe now lays at peace at Coventry Cemetry.
Best wishes all
I have contacted an officer I know from the 2nd Battalion .. who is 92 !!! .. to see if he remembers anything about Smulczynski.
This might take a few days ..
That Amazing Garry !!!!! this is certainly turning out to be a lovely and fascinating find !!