Date of death
KOLANOWSKI Włodzimierz Adam
Old Garrison Cemetery, Poznań, Poland
Grave Ref. Plot IX, Row A,
[About this Cemetery]
[His name is mentioned on the Polish Air Force memorial at Northolt, U.K.]
Por. Kolanowski crashed on 8.11.1942 with Wellington Z 1277 and escaped.
He was recaptured near Żagan, Poland and murdered at Liegnitz, Germany
now Legnica Poland, on 31.3.1944 by Lux and Scharpwinkel.
Cremated at Liegnitz.
Six Airmen buried in the Poznań Garrison Cemetery have been killed after the
"Great Escape" from Stalag Luft III at Żagan, Poland.
They were killed by German Gestapo and later on cremated.
The urns containing the ashes were placed in a special mausoleum in the camp.
In 1994 all the ashes were transferred to Poznań.
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