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Anders’ Army

personal photos of Zdzislaw Starostecki

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Pyramids in Egypt Polish encampment in June 1942 in Egypt. Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Encampment Tents in Egypt in June 1942 for Polish Officers in training. Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Dress parade in Egypt Training for armored division officers took place in Egypt near the Pyramids. This is the dress parade for the Commanding General held June 1942. Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Released from Siberia, December 1941 Recruits in Totskoye. The small x marks Stefan Makochin (he is below the x) and to his immediate right (left on the photo) is Zdzislaw Starostecki. Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Name Wall of Tribute ID
Zdzislaw Starostecki 146638
Stefan Makochin 146639
Winter in Italy, early 1945 Winter in Italy, early 1945 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Winter in the Apenines, Italy Winter in the Apenines, Italy Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Tank Battalion leaves Totskoye Written on the back of this photo: USSR 8 Feb 1942 (Jan was crossed out) - Tank Battalion leaves Tockoje headed south to Nikolajewki near the Chinese border. Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Winter camp Polish Army's first winter in Russia Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Victory photograph Group of "Scorpion" soldiers Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Totskoye in winter New recruits in Totskoye Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Name Wall of Tribute ID
Stefan Makochin 146639
Zdzislaw Starostecki 146638
Time off from training Swimming in 1942 while in Palestine Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
The end is near Italy circa mid-1945 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Tank in Itlay Arriving in Italy circa 1944 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Summer in the Middle East Two friends enjoy the sun in the summer of 1942. Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Summer in Kirkuk Group photograph of first summer in Kirkuk, having left Siberia. Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Name Wall of Tribute ID
Zdzislaw Starostecki 146638
Group photograph in Kirkuk in 1943 Group photograph in Kirkuk in 1943 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Somewhere in Italy, 1944 Somewhere in Italy, 1944 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Monte Fortino 1944 winter approaching Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Zdzislaw Starostecki , ready to deploy TelAviv in 1943 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Name Wall of Tribute ID
Zdzislaw Starostecki 146638
Polish soldiers in transit Soldiers in training and in transit Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Monte Fortino Sherman tank Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Monte Fortino Surveying the battle damage. Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Monte Fortino Monte Fortino Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Zdzislaw Starostecki at Monte Fortino, 1944 Zdzislaw Starostecki at Monte Fortino, 1944 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Name Wall of Tribute ID
Zdzislaw Starostecki 146638
Monte Fortino 1944 Monte Fortino 1944 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Leaving Russia Polish army soldiers aboard ship (Profireteor ?) leaving Krasnovosk to Pahlevi. Written on the back of this photo: 31 March 1943 (obviously in error & should be 1942)- Uroczy, USSR behind us - On the way from Krasnowodz to Pahlevi (Persia) via the Caspian Sea on the tanker "Profinterm" (Exact spelling of the name of the ship is hard to make out). Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Gathering in Kirkuk, September 1943 Gathering in Kirkuk, September 1943 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Italy 1945 Italy 1945 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Italian winter December 1944 in Italy Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Zdzislaw Starostecki hospitalized, recovering from wounds to leg Zdzislaw Starostecki hospitalized, recovering from wounds to leg Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Name Wall of Tribute ID
Zdzislaw Starostecki 146638
Hospital identification card Wounded at the battle for Bologna Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Name Wall of Tribute ID
Zdzislaw Starostecki 146638
Church services in the desert Church services in the desert Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Enjoying good company In the Middle East, before deploying to Italy. Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)
Polish Soldiers in the desert Somewhere in the middle east in 1943 Polish 2nd Corps in Italy (Gen. Anders)