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Andersz, Tadeusz

Date of birth:
October 27th, 1918 (Hoensbroek/Limburg, The Netherlands)
Date of death:
October 29th, 2007 (City of London, United Kingdom)
Buried on:
Powazki Cemetery Warsaw
Service number:
P-0374
Nationality:
Polish (1918-1945, IInd Republic)

Biography

Tadeusz Andersz was born in Hoensbroek, the Netherlands, and is from Polish origin. After graduating from high school in Poznan in 1937, he enrolled in the Aviation Cadet School in Deblin, interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. He and many collegues fled to France to join the ranks of the Allied forces and served as pilot and eventually as Squadron Commander from the summer of 1941 to November 1943 in the 315 Fighter Squadron "Deblinskiego". After a short break he returned on the battlefield while serving the 61 Squadron, 56 Fighter Fighter Group, 8th Air Army USAAF from March 1944 and was appointed Commander of the 315 Squadron in August 1944. In the last war months, Andersz served as staff member of the 12th Fighter Group. In May 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and died two years later.

He downed two German planes with the possibility of a third one.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1943
Second KW received as claps.
Krzyz Walecznych
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1943
Third KW received as clasp.
Krzyz Walecznych
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Squadron Leader
Unit:
61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Forces
Awarded on:
1945
No. 11082
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pulkownik (Colonel)
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1985
"For long-term independence and social activity"
Order Odrodzenia Polski Oficerski
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Pulkownik (Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 11th, 1990
Order Odrodzenia Polski Komandorski
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Forces
Second AM received as bronze oak leaf cluster.
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Forces
Third AM received as Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.
Air Medal (AM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Forces
Fourth AM received as Oak Leaf Cluster.
Air Medal (AM)

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