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Waszkiewicz, Aleksander

Date of birth:
August 15th, 1901 (Bialowieza, Russian Empire)
Date of death:
April 22nd, 1945 (Bautzen/Saxony, Germany)
Buried on:
Polish War Graves Powazki Cemetery
Nationality:
Polish (1918-1939, IInd Republic)

Biography

Hero of the Soviet Union Major General Aleksander Waszkiewicz was killed during the Battle of Bautzen in April 1945. Waszkiewicz was tortured and executed after he was taken prisoner of war.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Podpolkovnik (Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit:
797 polk, 232 strelkovoy divizii (797th Regiment, 232nd Rifle Division)
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1943
For merit during the Dnieper river crossing in 1943.
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 28th, 1943

Goes with the Gold Star.
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1943
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1944
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Jubilee Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 3rd, 1945
Order Odrodzenia Polski - Krzyz Oficerski
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1945
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General Major (Major General)
Awarded on:
1945

Posthumously awarded
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Zloty
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General Major (Major General)
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1945

Posthumously awarded
Orden Otechestvennoi voiny 1

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