Piwnik, Jan

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Piwnik, Jan Gender: M
born on 31 August 1912 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Janowice, Poland, 50n51, 21e15
Timezone LST m21e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: PTA
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°16' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°27 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 13°25'


Polish World War II soldier, a cichociemny and a notable leader of the Home Army in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains. He used the nickname Ponury ("Gloomy" or "Grim") and Donat.

He was killed in action in a successful attack against German troops near the village of Jewłasze near Vilnius on June 16, 1944. He had been shot in the back while retrieving a wounded comrade by a German deserter.

Piwnik was posthumously promoted to the rank of major and next to colonel (by a Polish Minister of Defense, in year 2012).

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

PTA quotes birth certificate located in the museum J. Piwnik in Janowice.

Reported by Jaroslaw Gronert


  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military service