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Tadeusz ANDERS

Polish 2nd Corps  - Artillery

Tadeusz was the youngest of the Anders brothers, born to Albert and Elzbieta (nee Tauchert), and brother of the famous General Wladyslaw Anders.  He became an Artillery officer of the Polish Army. From September 1919 he served in the Cadet Corps No. 2 in Modlin. As a cadet, he took part in the Polish-Bolshevik war of 1920 as part of of the 15th Ulan Regiment, and in May 1921 he served in the Third Silesian Uprising. Graduating from Modlin in 1922, he continued his studies at the Artillery Officer’s School in Toruń. Promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant on 1 July 11923, he was sent to the 29th Light Artillery Regiment.

On 1 July 1925, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and was transferred to the 11th Division of Horse Artillery. In the years 1931-1934 he was an instructor at the Reserve Artillery School in Włodzimierz Wołyński. Promoted to the rank of Artillery Captain on 1 January 1934. he then served as an adjutant in the 4th Horse Artillery Division in Suwałki.

With the 4th Division of the Horse Artillery, he took part in the September 1939 Campaign, on the battle route leading from Suwałki to Lublin. After the September Campaign, he avoided captivity and escaped Poland. He got to France and served there in the Polish Army that was reformed there.

Tadeusz was transferred to the Polish 2nd Corps and served in the entire battle route of the Italian Campaign, including the battles for Monte Cassino, Ancona, the Battles of the Apennines and the capture of Bologna. In the 2nd Corps, he was promoted to Major and then Lieutenant Colonel. He was the Deputy Commander of the 7th Regiment of Horse Artillery.

After the war, together with the Polish 2nd Corps, he found himself in Great Britain, from where he demobilized and then emigrated to the United States. He died on 7 July 1995 in New York and is buried at Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.

He was awarded the Virtuti Militari Cross, the Cross of Monte Cassino (no 32362), as well as Polish and British medals from World War II.

Source: Aneta Hoffmann, Warsaw, Poland

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