List of casualties of the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash

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First, incomplete published list of passengers (scan of flight manifest in PDF): It has 89 items with #43 for Kruszyńska-Gust whited-over; Pogródka-Węcławek is missing so there are just 8 bodyguards marked with a cross

The 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash near Smolensk in Russia killed all 96 people on board, including Polish President Lech Kaczyński, his wife Maria Kaczyńska and dozens of other senior officials. The Polish delegation was heading to Katyn to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, in which the Soviet NKVD killed about 22,000 Polish military officers.

Among those killed in the crash were former President-in-exile Ryszard Kaczorowski, Poland's highest-ranking military officers, lawmakers, heads of the Polish National Bank and other central institutions, presidential aides, bishops and priests of various denominations, relatives of those killed in the Katyn massacre, as well as officers of the presidential security detail and crew members.

Fatalities[edit]

Name Age Notes
Joanna Agacka-Indecka 45 President of the Polish Bar Council
Ewa Bąkowska 47 Representative of the Katyn Families
Lt. Gen. Andrzej Błasik 47 Commander of the Air Force
Krystyna Bochenek 56 Deputy Marshal of the Senate (PO)
Anna Maria Borowska 81 Representative of the Katyn Families
Bartosz Borowski 31 Representative of the Katyn Families
Maj. Gen. Tadeusz Buk 49 Commander of the Land Forces
Brig. Gen. Miron Chodakowski 52 Orthodox Ordinary of the Polish Armed Forces
Lt. Col. Czesław Cywiński 84 President of the World Association of Home Army Soldiers
Lt. Col. Zbigniew Dębski 87 Co-founder of the Union of Warsaw Insurgents
Leszek Deptuła 57 Member of the Sejm (PSL)
Grzegorz Dolniak 50 Member of the Sejm (PO)
Katarzyna Doraczyńska 31 Press office staffer at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Edward Duchnowski 80 Secretary General of the Union of Sybiraks
Aleksander Fedorowicz 39 Interpreter at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Janina Fetlińska 57 Senator (PiS)
Lt. Col. Jarosław Florczak 41 Close protection officer
WO1 Artur Francuz 39 Close protection officer
Gen. Franciszek Gągor 58 Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
Grażyna Gęsicka 58 Member of the Sejm, former Minister of Regional Development (PiS)
Brig. Gen. Kazimierz Gilarski 54 Commander of the Warsaw Garrison
Przemysław Gosiewski 45 Member of the Sejm, former Deputy Prime Minister (PiS)
Bronisław Gostomski 61 Personal Roman Catholic chaplain to President Kaczorowski
Maj. Robert Grzywna 36 Co-pilot
Mariusz Handzlik 44 Undersecretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Roman Indrzejczyk 78 Personal Roman Catholic chaplain to President Kaczyński
Lt. Paweł Janeczek 37 Close protection officer
Dariusz Jankowski 54 Staffer at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Natalia Januszko 22 Flight attendant
Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka 59 Member of the Sejm, former Deputy Prime Minister (SLD)
Józef Joniec 50 Roman Catholic priest, Piarist father
Ryszard Kaczorowski 90 Former president of the Republic of Poland in exile
Maria Kaczyńska 67 Wife of President Kaczyński
Lech Kaczyński 60 President of the Republic of Poland
Sebastian Karpiniuk 37 Member of the Sejm (PO)
VAdm. Andrzej Karweta 51 Commander of the Navy
Mariusz Kazana 49 Director of Diplomatic Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Janusz Kochanowski 69 Ombudsman for Civil Rights
Brig. Gen. Stanisław Komornicki 85 Chancellor of the Order of Virtuti Militari
Stanisław Komorowski 56 Deputy Minister of National Defence
WO2 Paweł Krajewski 35 Close protection officer
Andrzej Kremer 48 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Zdzisław Król 74 Roman Catholic priest, member of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
Janusz Krupski 58 Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression
Janusz Kurtyka 49 President of the Institute of National Remembrance
Andrzej Kwaśnik 53 Roman Catholic police chaplain and chaplain to the Katyn Families
Lt. Gen. Bronisław Kwiatkowski 59 Commander of the Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces
Col. Wojciech Lubiński 40 Personal physician to President Kaczyński
Tadeusz Lutoborski 83 Representative of the Katyn Families
Barbara Maciejczyk 28 Flight attendant
Barbara Mamińska 52 Director of the Personnel and Decorations Office at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
Zenona Mamontowicz-Łojek 72 President of the Polish Katyn Foundation
Stefan Melak 63 Head of the Katyn Committee
Tomasz Merta 44 Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage, General Conservator of Monuments
WO2 Andrzej Michalak 36 Flight engineer
Capt. Dariusz Michałowski 35 Close protection officer
Stanisław Mikke 62 Deputy Head of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
Justyna Moniuszko 24 Flight attendant
Aleksandra Natalli-Świat 51 Member of the Sejm (PiS)
Janina Natusiewicz-Mirer 70 Social activist
2nd Lt. Piotr Nosek 35 Close protection officer
Piotr Nurowski 64 President of the Polish Olympic Committee
Bronisława Orawiec-Löffler 81 Representative of the Katyn Families
Lt. Col. Jan Osiński 35 Roman Catholic priest, Vice-Chancellor of the Curia of the Military Ordinariate
Col. Adam Pilch 44 Lutheran military chaplain
Katarzyna Piskorska 73 Representative of the Katyn Families
Maciej Płażyński 52 Member of the Sejm, former Marshal of the Sejm (independent)
Maj. Gen. Tadeusz Płoski 54 Roman Catholic Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Polish Armed Forces
JWO Agnieszka Pogródka–Węcławek 35 Close protection officer
Maj. Gen. Włodzimierz Potasiński 53 Commander of the Special Forces
Capt. Arkadiusz Protasiuk 35 Pilot
Andrzej Przewoźnik 46 Secretary of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
Krzysztof Putra 52 Deputy Marshal of the Sejm (PiS)
Ryszard Rumianek 62 Roman Catholic priest, Rector of the Card. Wyszyński University
Arkadiusz Rybicki 57 Member of the Sejm (PO)
Andrzej Sariusz-Skąpski 72 President of the Federation of Katyn Families
Wojciech Seweryn 70 Sculptor, author of the Katyn Monument in Chicago
Sławomir Skrzypek 46 President of the National Bank of Poland
Leszek Solski 75 Representative of the Katyn Families
Władysław Stasiak 44 Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, former Minister of the Interior and Administration
WO2 Jacek Surówka 36 Close protection officer
Aleksander Szczygło 46 Head of the National Security Bureau
Jerzy Szmajdziński 58 Deputy Marshal of the Sejm, former Defence Minister (SLD)
Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz 55 Member of the Sejm, former Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland (SLD)
Izabela Tomaszewska 54 Head of the Protocolar Unit at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland
WO2 Marek Uleryk 35 Close protection officer
Anna Walentynowicz 80 Co-founder of the Solidarity trade union
Teresa Walewska-Przyjałkowska 71 Deputy President of the Golgotha of the East Foundation
Zbigniew Wassermann 60 Member of the Sejm, former Minister for Intelligence Coördination (PiS)
Wiesław Woda 63 Member of the Sejm (PSL)
Edward Wojtas 55 Member of the Sejm (PSL)
Paweł Wypych 42 Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, former President of the Social Insurance Institution
Stanisław Zając 60 Senator (PiS)
Janusz Zakrzeński 74 Theatrical and film actor, member of the Program Board of the Union of Piłsudskiites
Lt. Artur Ziętek 31 Navigator
Gabriela Zych 81 Representative of the Katyn Families

Posthumous recognition[edit]

Name Promotion Decoration
Joanna Agacka-Indecka Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Ewa Bąkowska Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Lt. Gen. Andrzej Błasik Polish Air Force General General (NATO code OF-9) Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Krystyna Bochenek Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Anna Maria Borowska Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Bartosz Borowski Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Maj. Gen. Tadeusz Buk Polish Land Forces Lieutenant General Lieutenant General (NATO code OF-8) Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Brig. Gen. Miron Chodakowski Polish Land Forces Major General Major General (NATO code OF-7) Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Lt. Col. Czesław Cywiński Polish Land Forces Colonel Colonel Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Lt. Col. Zbigniew Dębski Polish Land Forces Colonel Colonel Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Leszek Deptuła Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Grzegorz Dolniak Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Katarzyna Doraczyńska Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Edward Duchnowski Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Aleksander Fedorowicz Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Janina Fetlińska Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Lt. Col. Jarosław Florczak Government Protection Bureau Colonel Colonel Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
WO1 Artur Francuz Government Protection Bureau Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Gen. Franciszek Gągor Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Grażyna Gęsicka Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Brig. Gen. Kazimierz Gilarski Polish Land Forces Major General Major General (NATO code OF-7) Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Przemysław Gosiewski Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Bronisław Gostomski Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Maj. Robert Grzywna Polish Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Mariusz Handzlik Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Roman Indrzejczyk Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Lt. Paweł Janeczek Government Protection Bureau Captain Captain Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Dariusz Jankowski Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Natalia Januszko Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Józef Joniec Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Maria Kaczyńska Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Lech Kaczyński Order of the National Hero of Georgia Order of the National Hero of Georgia
Sebastian Karpiniuk Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
RAdm. Andrzej Karweta Polish Navy Fleet Admiral Admiral (NATO code OF-9) Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Mariusz Kazana Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
"Bene Merito" Honour Badge "Bene Merito" Honour Badge
Janusz Kochanowski Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Brig. Gen. Stanisław Komornicki Polish Land Forces Major General Major General (NATO code OF-7)
Stanisław Komorowski Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
WO2 Paweł Krajewski Government Protection Bureau Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Andrzej Kremer Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
"Bene Merito" Honour Badge "Bene Merito" Honour Badge
Zdzisław Król Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Janusz Krupski Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Janusz Kurtyka Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Andrzej Kwaśnik Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Lt. Gen. Bronisław Kwiatkowski Polish Land Forces General General (NATO code OF-9) Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Col. Wojciech Lubiński Polish Land Forces Brigadier General Brigadier General Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Tadeusz Lutoborski Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Barbara Maciejczyk Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Barbara Mamińska Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Zenona Mamontowicz-Łojek Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Stefan Melak Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Tomasz Merta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
WO2 Andrzej Michalak Polish Air Force Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Capt. Dariusz Michałowski Government Protection Bureau Major Major Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Stanisław Mikke Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Justyna Moniuszko Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Aleksandra Natalli-Świat Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Janina Natusiewicz-Mirer Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
2nd Lt. Piotr Nosek Government Protection Bureau Lieutenant Lieutenant Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Piotr Nurowski Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Bronisława Orawiec-Löffler Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Lt. Col. Jan Osiński Polish Land Forces Colonel Colonel Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Col. Adam Pilch Polish Land Forces Brigadier General Brigadier General Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Katarzyna Piskorska Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Maciej Płażyński Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Maj. Gen. Tadeusz Płoski Polish Land Forces Lieutenant General Lieutenant General (NATO code OF-8) Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
JWO Agnieszka Pogródka–Węcławek Government Protection Bureau Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Maj. Gen. Włodzimierz Potasiński Polish Land Forces Lieutenant General Lieutenant General (NATO code OF-8) Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Capt. Arkadiusz Protasiuk Polish Air Force Major Major Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Andrzej Przewoźnik Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Krzysztof Putra Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Ryszard Rumianek Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Arkadiusz Rybicki Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Andrzej Sariusz-Skąpski Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Wojciech Seweryn Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Sławomir Skrzypek Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Leszek Solski Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Władysław Stasiak Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
WO2 Jacek Surówka Government Protection Bureau Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Aleksander Szczygło Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Jerzy Szmajdziński Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Izabela Tomaszewska Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
WO2 Marek Uleryk Government Protection Bureau Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Teresa Walewska-Przyjałkowska Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Zbigniew Wassermann Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Wiesław Woda Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Edward Wojtas Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Paweł Wypych Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Stanisław Zając Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Janusz Zakrzeński Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Lt. Artur Ziętek Polish Air Force Captain Captain Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
Gabriela Zych Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta

Not on board[edit]

Some early reports were wrong about the number or composition[1][2][3] as the official list of victims was corrected in stages; most notably because the flight manifest of passengers only, without names of the crew, lacked the name of the only female member of the nine Biuro Ochrony Rządu (Government Protection Bureau bodyguards), Agnieszka Pogródka-Węcławek. She was listed incorrectly among the stewardesses. Also, a female presidential aide, Zofia Kruszyńska-Gust, was supposed to fly but did not do so due to illness. Additionally, Michael Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi of Poland, was invited but did not board the flight due to its conflict with the Jewish Sabbath, which prohibits flight on Saturday.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prezydenckim Tu-154 leciały najważniejsze osoby w państwie" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Polish president's plane crashes in Russia: ministry". Google. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Full list of the passengers and the crew". Official Polish Presidential website. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 

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