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Monte Cassino cross

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  1. #5091

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    Hello Everyone,

    A few more faces of recipients of the Monte Cassino Cross all served in the 6th Armoured Regiment:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Podporucznik (2nd Lieutenant) Mieczysław Kromp in later life post war.

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

    Rank: Ppor.

    Surname: Kromp

    Christian Name: Mieczysław

    Date of Birth: 24th December 1914

    Fathers Name: Michał

    Place of Birth: Ostrówek

    Army Number: 1914-300-III

    Unit: P6Panc.

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 30355

    By the end of the war in Europe he had also been decorated with the following Awards and Medals:

    Polish:

    1) Wound Ribbon with 1 Star

    2) Virtuti Militari silver cross Legitymacja numbered: 10176

    3) Cross of Valour (KW)

    4) Army Medal

    5) Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 30355

    British

    6) 1939-1945 Star

    7) Italy Star

    8) 1939-1945 Defence Medal

    American

    9) Silver Star

    Mieczysław Kromp died on the 26th September 1999.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Plut.Pchor. (Lance Sergeant-Officer Cadet) Rudolf Józef Pach-Rudnicki photograph in his service book whilst in the soviet union

    Monte Cassino cross

    Driving Licence for Plut.Pchor. Rudolf Józef Pach-Rudnicki

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

    Rank: Ppor. (2nd Lieutenant)

    Surname: Pach-Rudnicki

    Christian Name: Rudolf Józef

    Date of Birth: 4th March 1913

    Fathers Name: Jan

    Place of Birth: Przemyśl

    Army Number: 1913-144-III

    Unit: P6Panc. (6th Armoured Regiment "Children of Lwów")

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 30370

    He survived the war in Europe and for his service he was awarded the following:

    Polish

    1) Army Medal

    2) Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 30370

    British

    3) 1939-1945 Star

    4) Italy Star

    5) 1939-1945 British War Medal

    Monte Cassino cross

    List of awards of Ppor. R J Pach-Rudnicki

    Monte Cassino cross

    Polish Army Medal Legitymacja awarded to Ppor. R J Pach-Rudnicki

    Rudolf Józef Pach-Rudnicki died on the 7th October 1993

    Monte Cassino cross

    Rudolf Józef Pach-Rudnicki and Irena Pach-Rudnicka grave.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Sierz. Władysław Romanowski

    Although already shown in Post's numbered: 624 & 910 this is a better photograph facing the Camera

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

    Rank: Sierz. (Sergeant)

    Surname: Romanowski

    Christian Name: Władysław

    Date of Birth: 28th November 1901

    Fathers Name: Michał

    Army Number: 1901-54-III

    Unit: P6Panc. (6th Armoured Regiment)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 30813

    He survived the war in Europe

    And for his service he was awarded the following:

    Polish

    1) Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords (BKZzM)

    2) Army Medal (MW)

    3) Bronze Cross of Merit

    4) Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 30813

    5) 10th Anniversary of Independence Medal

    6) 10 Years Long Service Medal

    British

    7) 1939-1945 Star

    8) Italy Star

    Władysław Romanowski died on the 20th October 1962

    Monte Cassino cross

    Władysław Romanowski and his wife Helena's grave.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  2. #5092

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    Hello Everyone,

    Another Monte Cassino Cross for sale this time on wcn.pl:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross obverse and reverse numbered: 9941

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Ulan (Lancer)

    Surname: Pazera

    Christian Name: Antoni

    Date of Birth: 4th April 1916

    Fathers Name: Antoni

    Place of Birth: Rogóźno

    Army Number: 1916-69-III

    Unit: 12PULP

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 9941

    He survived the war in Europe and ended serving in the 7 Pułk Ułanów Lubelskich im. gen. Kazimierza Sosnkowskiego.

    Link to the web page is below just click on the link:

    Krzyż Pamiątkowy Monte Cassino, od 1944, Polska - E-aukcja - Warszawskie Centrum Numizmatyczne

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  3. #5093

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    Hello there Dear Andrzej!

    Kindly ask you to provide some information about:
    Pietkiewicz Antoni
    army #: most of all 1925/362/III
    from the family story have been awarded by "Virtuti Militari".
    Is it possible to check this information via list of recipients?
    After WW2 over, stay in Nottingham and married Fey Shipstone on Dec 1950.
    Monte Cassino cross
    Monte Cassino cross

    Regards, Walerij

  4. #5094

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    Hello Valerii,

    Unfortunately, nothing found in the Register for both the Monte Cassino Cross or the Virtuti Militari Register, he served in the 8th Battalion of 3DSK and died 4th September 2013 in Nottingham.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  5. #5095

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    Dear Andrzej!

    Kindly ask you check one more soldier inside MCC recipients:
    Orlowski Mikolaj born 1910
    On July 1947 emigrated to Argentina from Port of Hull

    Regards, Valerii

  6. #5096

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    Hello Valerii,

    Many thanks for your post, I have looked through the Register and found the following information on Mikołaj Orłowski

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

    Rank: Strz. (Rifleman)

    Surname: Orłowski

    Christian Name: Mikołaj

    Date of Birth: 1910

    Place of Birth: Wilno

    Army Number: 1910-59-III

    Unit: 2BSK

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 9782

    By the end of the war in Europe he had been promoted to St.Strz. (Lance Corporal) and awarded the Cross of Valour (KW)

    Hope this helps

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  7. #5097

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    Hello Everyone,

    Another face of a recipient of the Monte Cassino Cross:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Bomb. Zdzisław Gołąb

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross awarded to Kan. Zdzisław Gołąb

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

    Rank: Kanonier (Artilleryman)

    Surname: Gołąb

    Christian Name: Zdzisław

    Date of Birth: 30th May 1925

    Army Number: 1925-59-III

    Unit: 8PAPLotCie.

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 36812

    He ended the war as a Bomb. (Lance Corporal of Artillery) and for his service in WW2 he was awarded the following:

    Poland

    1) Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords

    2) Army Medal Legitymacja Numbered: 8955

    3) Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 36812

    British

    4) 1939-1945 Star Legitymacja Numbered: 270

    5) Italy Star Legitymacja Numbered: 270

    6) 1939-1945 Defence Medal

    Also awarded the 2nd Corps Badge numbered: 1082 (The Regimental History only lists 3 or 4 Digits of the Badge)

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  8. #5098

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    Hello Everyone,

    Another Monte Cassino Cross for sale this time on Allegro.pl

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse numbered: 10539

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross reverse Numbered: 10539 close up

    When awarded the Recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Strz. (Rifleman)

    Surname: Paluszkiewicz

    Christian Name: Józef

    Date of Birth: 1908

    Fathers Name: Wojciech

    Army Number: 1908-101-III

    Unit: 3BSK

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 10539

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  9. #5099

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    Hello Everyone,

    Another Face of a Recipient of the Monte Cassino Cross taken in later life:

    Monte Cassino cross

    Antoni Wasilewski

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

    Rank: St.Strz. (Lance Corporal)

    Surname: Wasilewski

    Christian Name: Antoni

    Date of Birth: 1st November 1904

    Fathers Name: Maciej

    Army Number: 1904-104-III

    Unit: 9 Lekka Kompania Sanitarna (9th Light Medical Company) 2nd Armoured Brigade

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 31376

    He survived the war and returned to Poland where he died on the 4th February 1992

    Monte Cassino cross

    Antoni Wasilewski grave

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

  10. #5100

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    Hello Everyone,

    I found the following whilst surfing the other day

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross and Legitymacja both numbered: 25397

    Monte Cassino cross

    Monte Cassino Cross Legitymacja numbered: 25397

    When awarded the recipients details were as follows:

    Rank: Plut. (Lance Sergeant)

    Surname: Greń

    Christian Name: Jan

    Date of Birth: 16th December 1908

    Fathers Name: Paweł

    Place of Birth: Brenna

    Army Number: 1908-80-III

    Unit: DS5KDP (Divisional Engineers 5KDP)

    Monte Cassino Cross Numbered: 25397

    For his Bravery in Battle he was awarded the Silver Cross Virtuti Militari, Legitymacja Numbered: 11338.

    Monte Cassino cross

    Virtuti Militari silver cross obverse

    Monte Cassino cross

    Recipients of the Virtuti Militari from the Divisional Engineers of the 5th Kresowa Infantry Division

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

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