Zygmunt Marcin GOLEBIOWSKI : member of Reseau F2

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  1. dbateson

    dbateson Junior Member

    Does anyone have a any more information about my friend's father, who worked with the French/Polish Resistance group (Reseau F2) in Paris 1940-1942. Lucky for the family he wrote down some of what he did. Here's an outline:

    Zygmunt Marcin GOLEBIOWSKI
    born in Strzemieszyce, Poland, May 24, 1909
    died, in Canada, January 7, 1999

    - fought with Polish forces during 1939 (Battle of Stryj) & with the French in 1940, as a Polish Liaison Officer (54 Infantry Regiment) and fought in the battles of Kappelkinger, Steinbach & Moussey.

    His intelligence work was:
    - Secretary and Code Officer in the detachment Reseau F2, of the Polish Intelligence Service, Polish General Staff in London, area France.
    - His pseudonym was: Zygmunt
    - Agent number: 1142

    His duties while a member of Reseau F2 included:
    - supervision of radio installations, security, removal of radio sets to new sites
    - personal contact with agents bringing information about such things as industry, ports and troop movements
    - organising reception committees for 'paratroops' from London
    - interception of ciphered information on Paris-Marseille train
    - ciphering and coding for Major General KLEBERG, then Chief of Polish Forces in France, charged with the task of evacuation of Poles, French and other nationalities to Great Britain.

    In 1942, following mass arrests of agents, Zygmunt decided to escape to Spain. He was accompanied by Lieutenant Czeslaw BLASZCZYK, who had recently escaped from a prison in Marseilles. Both men were held by the Spanish, until helped by the British Military Attache to leave Spain via Gibraltar on the destroyer HMS Eskimo that landed at Greenock on 7th September 1942.

    Zygmunt, worked with the Special Detachment of the Polish General Staff in Scotland and later the Polish General Staff in London, as a Liaison Officer.

    Zygmunt Golebiowski was awarded the following:
    - two Polish Crosses for bravery
    - French Croix de Guerre (for actions at Kappelkinger, June 1, 1940)
    - French Underground/Resistance medal

    ===== Current Findings =====

    A quick search of the French national defense (SHD) archives held at Vincennes, show entries for both Zygmunt Golebiowski and Czeslaw Blaszczyk. This archive also has files related to Reseau F2.

    If anyone has access to them, we would be very interested to have copies.

    Zygmunt Golebiowski
    GR 16 P 261929 GOLEBIOWSKI, Zygmunt 24.05.1909 Strzemieszyce POLOGNE

    Czeslaw Blaszczyk
    GR 16 P 64237 BLASZCZYK, Czeslaw 18.00.1907 Brooklyn ETATS-UNIS

    Two other names that appear in his writings are PACZKOWSKI & CZAPLEWSKI

    Any help would be great. Thanks
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Zygmunt Golebiowski
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1952
    Registration district: Staincross
    Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
    Spouse: Dorothy Jackson
    Volume Number: 2d
    Page Number: 1071


    edited to add:
    There are other references for him but I do not have the required access - there is also a private family tree
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    a couple of addresses below which you can enquire further (unless you have done so already)

    The Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum
    20 Princes gate
    SW7 1PT

    Just in case they were involved with British Forces
    Building 1 (Ops), RAF Northolt
    West End Road
    Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 6NG
    Tel: 0208 8338603
    Fax: 0208 8338866
    Email: NOR-PolishDiscOfficeATmod.uk

    note: AT substitute for @
  4. dbateson

    dbateson Junior Member

    Thanks TD

    I don't think that our man, I'm pretty sure he was married in Poland and moved them over to France after the war. I'll take a look at Ancestry again. db
  5. dbateson

    dbateson Junior Member

    Thank you for both of those, I'll suggest them to the family. I do believe that he had a military number while in the UK. db

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