Jastrzebski, Jerzy Jan

Date of birth:
July 29th, 1895 (Awizance, Poland)
Date of death:
April 24th, 1944 (Venafro, Italy)
Buried on:
Polish War Cemetery Cassino
Plot: II. Row: B. Grave: 7.
Nationality:
Polish

Biography

Jerzy Jastrzebski, a veteran from WW1, was captured by the Wehrmacht on 18 October 1939. He spend some time in a POW camp near Krakow, where he managed to escape from. In 1940, Jastrzebski fled via Hungary to France. On 23 April 1944, Colonel Jerzy Jastrzebski was seriously injured by a landmine on top of the Monte Trochio. He died in the hospital of Venafro the next day. Jastrzebski was posthumously promoted to Brigadier General.

1918: Captain
1925: Major
1931: Lieutenant Colonel
1936: Colonel
1944: Brigadier General (posthumously)

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
For service during the First World War.
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General Brygadi (Brigadier)
Unit:
3rd Carpathian Rifle Division, 2nd Polish Corps, 8th Army, British Army
Awarded on:
1944
For exemplary service during the Second World War.
Posthumously awarded. Promoted to Brigadier General.
Order Virtuti Militari Gold Cross

Sources

  • - R.Pers.2 Korpusu Nr. 164/46.
    - Kałdowski. J., Pułkownik Jerzy Jastrzębski 1895-1944, p. 10