The insurgent accounts of witness

Jan Romanczyk "Łata" (= a patch) - the boy from "Miotła" (= a broom)








Jan Romanczyk
born on the 1st of May 1924 in Wolomin
sergeant cadet of Home Army
pseud. "Łukasz Łata" (= Lucas the Patch)
Kedyw of the Main Headquarters of Home Army
"Torpeda" (= a torpedo) Platoon, "Miotła" (= a broom) Battalion
"Radoslav" Grouping



         We invite you to learn about the war-time memories of Jan Romanczyk pseud. "Łata", Kedyw KG AK (= the Directorate for Diversion of Home Army Main Headquarters) soldier. The resistance activity of his began in 1941 when he was an eighteen-year-old boy, since 1942 he had taken part in many combat actions. In the Warsaw Uprising he went along the battle route from Wola through the Old Town, the City Centre and Czerniakow in the ranks of "Miotła" (= a broom) Battalion "Radoslaw" Grouping. Injured many times, decorated for the bravery with the V-class Military Virtue Order.
         After the Uprising collapse he continued his resistance activity. Arrested by UB (= Polish secret police under Communism) after the liberation, received the death sentence changed for a many-year imprisonment. He got out of the prison in 1954. In 1959 he was cleared of charges and punishment with the verdict of the Supreme Court.


Maciej Janaszek-Seydlitz




                        Occupation
                              The action at Deutsche Textilwaren
                              The action near Jaktorow
                              An attack on the Gestapo secret agent Zbigniew Kotarski
                              The insurgents' memories
                              Ursus
                              The first years of "freedom"
                              Further experiences


translation: Małgorzata Szyszkowska




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