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Berling, Zygmunt Henryk

    Date of birth:
    June 27th, 1896 (Limanowa, Poland)
    Date of death:
    July 11th, 1980 (Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland)
    Buried on:
    Cmentarz Wojskowy
    Plot: 4A. Row: 1. Grave: 29.
    Nationality:
    Polish (1918-1939, IInd Republic)

    Biography

    Lieutenant General Zygmunt Berling was the commander of the First Polish Army during the Second World War. He played an important role in post-war Poland.

    1915: Standard-bearer
    1916: Second Lieutenant
    1918: First Lieutenant
    1920: Captain
    31 march 1924: Major
    1 january 1931: Lieutenant Colonel
    1 May 1943: Colonel
    10 august 1943: Brigadier General
    22 July 1944: Major General
    1963: Lieutenant General

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    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
    Rank:
    Kapitan (Captain)
    Awarded on:
    July 9th, 1922

    No. 6040
    Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
    Rank:
    Podpulkownik (Lieutenant-colonel)
    Awarded on:
    1931
    Krzyz Niepodleglosci z Mieczami
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    1944
    Order Krzyza Grunwaldu 1st Class
    Rank:
    General Dywizji (Major General)
    Awarded on:
    1956
    Order Sztandaru Pracy I klasy
    Rank:
    General Broni (General)
    Awarded on:
    1964
    Order Sztandaru Pracy I klasy
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Broni (General)
    Awarded on:
    1966
    Order Odrodzenia Polski - Krzyz Wielki
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Broni (General)
    Awarded on:
    1974
    Order Budowniczych Polski Ludowej
    Rank:
    General Broni (General)
    Awarded on:
    1974
    Orden Druzhby Narodov
    Zloty Krzyz Zaslugi
    Period:
    Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)

    Received as bar on the ribbon of the first medal.
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)

    Received as second bar on the ribbon of the first medal
    Krzyz Walecznych

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