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Okulicki, Leopold "Niedzwiadek"

    Date of birth:
    November 12th, 1898 (Bratucice, Austro-Hungary)
    Date of death:
    December 24th, 1946 (Moscow, Soviet Union)
    Buried on:
    Mass Graves Victims Communism New Cemetery Donskoye
    Nationality:
    Polish (1918-1945, IInd Republic)

    Biography

    Brigadier General Leopold Okulicki was a Polish officer, "Cichociemni" and the last commander of the Armia Krajowa (AK). He was murdered by the NKVD in 1946 and secretly buried.

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    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Awarded on:
    1917
    Silberne Tapferkeitsmedaille (Silberne Tapferkeitsmedaille II. Klasse)
    Awarded on:
    1932
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1939
    Order Virtuti Militari Gold Cross
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Brygadi (Brigadier)
    Unit:
    x, Armia Krajowa
    Awarded on:
    1944
    Krzyz Walecznych
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Brygadi (Brigadier)
    Awarded on:
    August 17th, 1984
    Posthumously awarded
    Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Brygadi (Brigadier)
    Awarded on:
    1985
    Posthumously awarded
    Gwiazda Wytrwalosci
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General Brygadi (Brigadier)
    Awarded on:
    1995
    Posthumously awarded
    Order Orla Bialego (1990)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    With swords
    Krzyz Zaslugi in Gold
    Medal Pamiatkowy za Wojne 1918-1921
    Medal Niepodleglosci

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