GERMAN INVASION OF POLAND DURING WW2

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A sampling of Polish Airmen who died or where murdered under the German Occupation 
















Bialy, Albert On the 2nd of September, 1939, he took part in a ground reconnaissance patrol in the region of Swarzedza, which came upon a group of German diversionists setting up a heavy machine gun in a barn. One of the Germans was shot. After his return from the September Campaign, he was recognized by a Volksdeutsche from the Swarzedza area and arrested by the Gestapo. He was executed on April 26, 1941 together with the remaining members of that patrol: Boleslaw Golik, Maksymilian Kowalewski, Jan Wardenski and Euzebiusz Zdechlik.
 
Blaszczynski, Kazimierz Arrested and murdered by the Gestapo in 1942 for his role in the underground.
 
Bohuszewicz, Jerzy, Wounded during the defense of Warsaw in September, 1939, he was sent to Oflag VI B in Doessel. He escaped 19/IX/43 and returned to Poland. Recognized by an informer at the Kutno railway station, he was executed by the Gestapo 23/IX/43.
 
Brama, Witalis Wounded 7/IX/39, he remained in Poland and served in the underground until 1943 when he was arrested and executed by the Gestapo.
 
Brodziak, Edward Arrested by the Gestapo in 1941 for taking part in the underground, and shot.
 
Bryndal, Jan Following his return to Torun after the September Campaign, he was arrested by the Gestapo and murdered in 1941.
 
Budzynski, Wit Following the capitulation of Warsaw in September, 1939, he became a prisoner of the Germans and perished in January, 1945, during the evacuation of Oflag VI B Doessel.
 
Burghardt, Franciszek Following the September Campaign he remained in Poland and joined the underground. He perished during his Home Army unit's battle with the Germans in January, 1945, in the area of Limanowa.
 
Chlebek, Adolf Taken prisoner by the Germans 20/IX/39 at Dolina, he was later imprisoned in Przemysl. He managed to escape and return to his family in Cieszyn where he joined the underground. Arrested by the Germans in 1942, he was hung in public in the town square.
 
Ciarkowski, Kazimierz Became a POW in September, 1939 and was placed in Oflag II C Woldenberg. On the night of 5/6 August, 1942, he was shot during an escape attempt and buried in the Woldenberg camp cemetery (Dobiegniew).
















From the book Ksiega Lotnikow Polskich Poleglych, Zmarlych i Zaginionych, 1939 - 1946 (Book of Polish Airmen Killed in Action, Died and Missing, 1939 - 1946), Ministry of Defense, Warsaw, 1989. At the time of the book's  compilation, the Soviets were still blaming the Germans for all atrocities committed against Polish soldiers and civilians, therefore there is no list of losses or murders blamed on the Soviet Army in this book.