Obelisk commemorating Fedorońko family

Solidarności avenue, near the crossing of Jagiellońska street and Solidarności
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Praga-Północ

Solidarności avenue, near the crossing of Jagiellońska street and Solidarności

Aleksander Fedorońko (1918–1944). He was the oldest son of lieutenant-colonel Szymon Fedorońko, who served the function of the chief orthodox chaplain of the Polish Army.

Aleksander started his military service in the Officer Cadets’ School of Aviation in Warsaw. During the German invasion in 1939 he served as second lieutenant in Brześć nad Bugiem. However, in this period he didn’t participate in any combat flight. At the end of September he evacuated through Romania to France and after the capitulation of France, in June 1940 he managed to get to Great Britain. In Great Britain he served in the “Mazovian Land” Bomber Sqadron 300. he carried out numerous combat flights in this unit. On April 25, 1944 during the return from another combat flight his airplane was shot down in the area of Mannheim in Germany by a German fighter. The whole crew of the bomber died in the disaster. After his death he was awarded the Cross of Valour.

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