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Sikorski, Wladyslaw Eugeniusz

    Date of birth:
    May 20th, 1881 (Tuszów Narodowy/Galicia, Austro-Hungarian monarchy)
    Date of death:
    July 4th, 1943 (Gibraltar)
    Buried on:
    Crypt Wawel Cathedral
    Nationality:
    Polish (1918-1945, IInd Republic)

    Biography

    Wladyslaw Sikorski, a veteran of the First World War, Polish-Ukrainian War and the Polish-Soviet War, was the Prime Minister of the Polish government in exile in London and Commander in Chief of the Polish Armed Forces in the West between September 1939 and July 1943. He rebuild the Polish army, which layed in tatters after September 1939, and he has also made ​​efforts to strengthen. Poland's position within the Allied Powers. Wladyslaw Sikorski was killed in a plane crash at Gibraltar on July 4, 1943.

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    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Awarded on:
    March 15th, 1921
    Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Awarded on:
    May 28th, 1921
    Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Awarded on:
    1921
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Awarded on:
    1921
    Third KW received as second bar
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Awarded on:
    1921
    Second KW received as bar
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    December 29th, 1921
    Order Odrodzenia Polski Komandorski
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    June 12th, 1922
    Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun 1. lk:n komentajamerkki (SVR K1)
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Awarded on:
    1922
    Fourth KW received as third bar
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    1922
    Krzyz Zaslugi Wojsk Litwy Srodkowej
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Awarded on:
    1922
    Ceskoslovenský válecný kríž 1914-1918
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    May 2nd, 1923
    Order Odrodzenia Polski Wielki
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    1923
    Order Virtuti Militari Commander
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    August 12th, 1924
    Order of St. Sava 1st Class
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    February 6th, 1925
    Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    September 21st, 1928
    Medal Pamiatkowy za Wojne 1918-1921
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    September 27th, 1928
    Medal 10-lecia Odzyskania Niepodleglosci
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    November 11th, 1928
    Viesturs Orden, I. Class/Grand Cross
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Broni (General)
    Awarded on:
    1942
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Broni (General)
    Awarded on:
    July 14th, 1943
    Posthumously awarded by the Polish president Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz.
    Order Orla Bialego
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Broni (General)
    Unit:
    Polish Armed Forces in the West
    Awarded on:
    August 1943
    Poshumously awarded by the Norwegian government in exile.
    Krigskorset
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Broni (General)
    Awarded on:
    1943
    Ceskoslovenský válecný kríž 1939
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Broni (General)
    Unit:
    Polish Armed Forces in the West
    Awarded on:
    June 2nd, 1946
    Posthumously awarded by the KRN (Krajowa Rada Narodowa).
    Order Krzyza Grunwaldu 1st Class
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Krzyz Zaslugi in Gold
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Grootofficier in de Leopoldsorde / Grand officier de l'Ordre de Léopold
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Ceskoslovenský vojenský rád Bilého lva
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Cavaliere della Croce Grande
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Ordinul Corona Romaneii Grand Cross
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Ordinul Steaua Romaniei Officer
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Kyuokujitsu sho Guddokōdon Kiri no hana
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun suurristi ketjuineen (SVR SR ketj)

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