- 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 the Warsaw Uprising (member of the Batalion Pięść in the Radosław Group), taken prisoner by the Germans after its end, he became an aide-de-camp of the commander of the also interned Armia Krajowa leader, general Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski.
After the war he resumed his career as an architect. He took part in the reconstruction of Warsaw; many of his projects have taken him abroad (to Iraq, Peru, Yugoslavia or Vietnam).
Honours and awards[edit | edit source]
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)
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- Stanisław Jankowski 'Agaton' (1980). Z fałszywym Ausweisem w prawdziwej Warszawie: Wspomnienia 1939-1946. Warszawa: Biblioteka Syrenki (memoires)
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- (Polish) Stanisław Jankowski "Agaton"
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