Finding Records Stefan Kuchta Polish Forces

Discussion in 'Poland' started by squad546, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. squad546

    squad546 Junior Member

    I only have a handful of records from one of my grandfathers records. He was part of the Polish Armoured Division. I recall he talked about landing at D-Day then going onto Germany later on. Unfortunately all I have is his paybook/ID. He was about 13 when the Germans invaded and he escaped to England. Is there anywhere to go for more records?

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    Stefan Kuchta by columind99, on Flickr
     
  2. Owen

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  3. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    The 1st Polish Armoured Division landed in France on 1st August 1944 and your Grandfather's name is not in the book that Owen mentioned. A lot of names are not, so I would not worry about that. The copy of the record you posted is evidence enough.

    The book mentioned is worth getting though.

    Cheers - Rob

    PS - This guy I met in 2009 was not in the book either (Stanislaw Jeziorni)

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/image.php?u=10101&dateline=1339484771&type=profile
     
  4. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

  5. squad546

    squad546 Junior Member

    Thanks to all of you. As a usual veteran he didn't talk much about the war so I don't have much to go on unfortunately. I have a few more photos, unfortunately one of my cousins took the photo album he had and "donated" it. What I have is what she didn't find. We suspect she probably threw it out. We do know when he died, his sister was still alive in Poland, as we sent her what money he had left.
     
  6. squad546

    squad546 Junior Member

    Here are some of the old photos I have. I cant tell much from them, no dates or anything on them. I can spot him in most of the photos though. If there is a better place for photos, let me know.
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  7. squad546

    squad546 Junior Member

    I almost forgot to add the last page of his ID book. The other pages are blank or just not very useful.
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  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Some lovely photos there, thnaks for posting.
    I have edited the thread title as it was a bit vague before, hopefully the retitling may attratc the attention of those that know more.
     
  9. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

  10. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I only have a handful of records from one of my grandfathers records. He was part of the Polish Armoured Division. I recall he talked about landing at D-Day then going onto Germany later on. Unfortunately all I have is his paybook/ID. He was about 13 when the Germans invaded and he escaped to England. Is there anywhere to go for more records?

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    Stefan Kuchta by columind99, on Flickr

    Do the tabs on Stefan Kuchta's shoulders signify a specific rank?
     
  11. squad546

    squad546 Junior Member

    Do the tabs on Stefan Kuchta's shoulders signify a specific rank?
    Good question and I don't know. I don't have anything that tells me what his rank was when he was discharged.
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    2 strips is Kapral , Corporal isnt it?

    RANKS
    RANK EPAULETTES OF THE POLISH ARMY
    15. Corporal
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