Plaque commemorating Bernard Antoni Adamecki

at the crossing of Radiowa and Kaliskiego streets


at the crossing of Radiowa and Kaliskiego streets

Bernard Antoni Adamecki nicknames: Bocian, Dyrektor Gozdawa, Doktor, Grabiec, Parasol (1897–1952), colonel pilot of the Polish Army. Graduate of the Officers’ School of Air Observers in Toruń and the Lower School of Pilots in Bydgoszcz. He was a lecturer of bomber aviation tactics at the Polish Air Force Academy in Dęblin.

In October 1950 together with a group of other air force officers he was arrested by the communist security service. He was accused of spying and plotting against the communist authorities. Following tortures he admitted to the alleged crimes. In May 1952 he was sentenced to death by the Supreme Military Court, despite the fact that the prosecutor demanded a long imprisonment sentence. Adamecki was executed in August of the same year at the Mokotów prison in Warsaw. Symbolic grave of Bernard Antoni Adamecki is located at Kwatera na Łączce at the Military Cemetery in Powązki in Warsaw. In 1956 he was rehabilitated. After his death he was awarded the Cross of the Home Army and Commander’s Cross with the Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

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