Lance-Corporal Stanislaw Rychlinski


Unit : 3rd Parachute Battalion, 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group

Service No. : 28367

Awards : Distinguished Conduct Medal


This Lance-Corporal was with the part of the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade Group which crossed the Neder Rijn to join the 1st British Airborne Division in the Arnhem area in Holland during the period 20th - 24th September. Throughout the period this Lance-Corporal fought in the Arnhem he area he displayed outstanding courage. On one occasion he advanced to within two yards of a German tank which he severely crippled before it could withdraw. During the ensuing period he volunteered repeatedly for every mission of danger and was an outstanding example to the rest of the troops throughout this period.


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