Hi Zbigniew Just came across this page this morning , should answer your questions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Armed_Forces_rank_insignia BTW Do youMessage 1 of 3 , May 30, 2007View SourceHi Zbigniew
Just came across this page this morning , should answer your questions
BTW Do you read/speak Polish?
From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Zbigniew Bob Styrna
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:31 PM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] 2'nd corp officers
Thank you Romuald and Richard,
I think you are correct. I found the “Armed Arm” on another picture. A patch on one of the officer’s left arm.
Richard this web site you pointed out states this was the 2’nd armored Division and ”:
The 2nd (Polish) Armoured Regiment was raised in France on 29 January 1940 as the 2nd Tank Battalion and fought under this title in the French campaign of 1940. Members of the regiment reformed in Scotland on 13 November 1942 after the fall of France adopting the designation of 2nd Armoured Regiment. The reconstituted unit returned to France in late July 1944 as a part of the 10th (Polish) Armoured Brigade, 1st (Polish) Armoured Division. Its most memorable action in Normandy being it first, one fought at St. Aignan on 8 August 1944; a battle which is still commemorated annually by the regiment.
But my uncle was never in France or Normandy unfortunately. But I know for sure, because I have pictures, that he was in Siberia, Palestine in 1943, Ricordi Catacombe Italy, and fought at Monte Cassino as he was awarded the Monte Cassino Medal.
I have a this picture of my uncle taken with this officer and few others. Any idea who this enclosed officer is, and what his rank is ? He has 3 stripes on his shoulder lapel, the “Armed Arm” on his left arm, a Polish eagle on his beret, and a single bar under the Orzel, and a star to his left of the Orzel. Also the patch “POLAND” on his top left arm as all the soldiers have.
In the same photo , is an officer with two stars on his shoulder lapel and similar two stars on his beret just underneath the Orzel. What do two stars mean ?
To the left of this officer seems to be Kirk Douglas? And to the right looks like Silvester Stalone with dark sunglasses. J ??
From: Kresy-Siberia@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:Kresy- Siberia@yahoogro ups.com]On Behalf Of romlipin@cox. net
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:31 AM
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Cc: Zbigniew Bob Styrna
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It looks to me as "Armed Arm" of the 2 Armor Brigade (Warszawska Brygada Pancerna) that was part of the 2 Polish Corps.
---- Zbigniew Bob Styrna <styrna@shaw. ca> wrote:
> I found this insignia on the front passenger fender of a Anders Army,
> British made, Truck he was driving in Italy during WWII. The other fender,
> drivers side, had the number 74 .
> Anyone know what it may mean ?