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Born in Poznan, Poland on April 4, 1918, Stanislaw joined the Polish Army in 1937, fought in WWII in the September Campaign in Poland, later joining the underground Home Army (AK) and eventually leading his Home Army company in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.


All is described in his memoirs, "Diary of Lieutenant Gryf 1939-1945". The heroic exploits of these brave men and women fill the pages as a testament to resistance to oppression and occupation.

Wounded, captured, and tortured by The Gestapo, Stanislaw's bravery was recognized with many awards including the Virtuti Militari, 3 times the Polish Cross of Valour, Gold Cross of Merit, Silver Cross of Merit with Swords, the 1939 medal, and the 1939-1945 War medal.

After release from the German POW camp, Stanislaw was an Officer in the Polish Second Corps in Italy, between 1945 and 1946.


After the war, Stanislaw settled in England and, in 1953, immigrated with his young family to Canada to begin a new life working in woodworking and interior design.

Stanislaw passed away on January 26, 2016 in his 98th year.

Copyright: Milczynski family

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