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Grudzinski, Jan

    Date of birth:
    December 3rd, 1907 (Kiev, Russian Empire)
    Date of death:
    June 8th, 1940 (North Sea)
    Nationality:
    Polish (1918-1939, IInd Republic)

    Biography

    Rank: Lieutenant Commander (posthumously). Captain of the Polish submarine ORP Orzel. He is the only officer in the history of the Polish Navy to receive the Order of Virtuti Militari twice.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Unit:
    O.R.P. Orzel, Marynarka Wojenna
    Awarded on:
    November 16th, 1939
    Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Srebrny
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Lieutenant Commander
    Unit:
    O.R.P. Orzel, Polish Navy, Polish Armed Forces in the West
    Awarded on:
    1940
    Order Virtuti Militari Gold Cross
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Lieutenant Commander
    Medal Morski za Wojne 1939-1945

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