Diary July 4, 1943

Wladyslaw Sikorski (1881-1943)

Wladyslaw Sikorski (1881-1943), killed when his B-24 Liberator transport plane mysteriously crashed into sea, shortly after taking off from Gibraltar. Previously, the reported Katyn massacre leaded to breaking-off diplomatic relations to Soviets.

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, July 4, 1943:

Occupied Territories

Poland – GENERAL SIKORSKI KILLED: Polish Prime Minister in Exile and C-in-C killed in air crash near Gibraltar (engine failure); aged 62. Mme Lesniowska, Sikorski’s daughter, Major-General Klimecki, Polish Chief of Staff and Colonel Cazalet, M.P. (British Liaison Officer), also killed.

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