Symbolic grave of Aleksander Fedorońko, orthodox cemetery in the district of Wola in Warsaw

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Aleksander Fedorońko was born on January 21, 1918 in Żytomierz. He was a graduate of Officer Cadets’ School of Aviation (Technical Group in Warsaw). During the German invasion of Poland in 1939 he served as a second lieutenant in Brześć on Bug river. He didn’t take part in any combat flight in this period. At the end of September he evacuated to Romania and later to France. After the fall of France he evacuated to England. In England as a lieutenant he was assigned to “Land of Masovia” Bomber Squadron 300. He took part in many combat flights. He died on April 25, 1944 in the region of Mannheim in Germany.

When he was returning from another raid, his plane was shot down. After his death he was awarded the Cross of Valour. Today, the grave of the fallen is located in the place where the whole crew of the bomber died.

Fedorońko family is associated with many tragic wartime stories. Aleksander’s father, Szymon Fedorońko, who was an orthodox chaplain of the Polish Army, in April, together with a group of other officers, was murdered in the camp in Kozielsk by the Soviet secret police. Aleksander’s brothers — Wiaczesław and Orest died in Warsaw Uprising. The youngest brother — Orest — died already on the first day of uprising in a battle with a group of German military police at the Napoleon square (now Dąbrowskiego square). Vyacheslav died on August 18 during an attack on “Żywiec” restaurant (the area of the current PKO Rotunda at the crossing of Marszałkowska street and Jerozolimskie avenue.

february, 2021

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