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- This article is about a Polish soldier, resistance member and architect. For a Polish politician and resistance member, see Jan Stanisław Jankowski.
Stanisław Jankowski, 'Agaton' (1911, Warsaw - 2002, Warsaw) was a Polish officer and architect.
Student and assistant lecturer in architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology, Jankowski was mobilized as an officer during German invasion of Poland in 1939. He escaped after having been captured by the Soviet Union forces and joined the Polish Armed Forces in the West. He became a commando (Cichociemny) and in 1942 was parachuted into occupied Poland, where he became an expert document forger (codename "Agaton") for the Polish resistance. In 1944 he took part in theWarsaw Uprising (member of the Batalion Pięść in the Radosław Group. He was taken prisoner by the Germans. After the end of the Uprising, he became an aide-de-camp to General Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, the leader of the Polish Home Army.
Honours and awards
Jankowski was the recipient of many medals and awards, military and civilian:
- Virtuti Militari
- Cross of Valour, twice
- Order of the Banner of Labour Class II
- Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
- Home Army Cross
- three National Arts Awards
- Gold Medal for Reconstruction of Warsaw
- Honorary Citizen of Warsaw (1995)
- Stanisław Jankowski 'Agaton' (1980). Z fałszywym Ausweisem w prawdziwej Warszawie: Wspomnienia 1939-1946. Warszawa: Biblioteka Syrenki (memoires)
- (Polish) Stanisław Jankowski "Agaton"
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