Polish Armed Forces Exhibit

Polish Armed Forces Exhibit The Polish Armed Forces Exhibit is located, on USS Little Rock, at the Buffalo Naval Park since 1984. This page celebrates the PAFE that opened on August 19th, 1984.

The purpose is to honor the six million Polish people who lost their lives during World War II in defense of their homeland and share the history about these freedom fighters. The unofficial page and creator are not affiliated with the exhibits Committee or the Naval Park. Please view the many Photo Albums of veterans, artifacts and read their stories. Click on a Photo to view & enlarge, select th

The purpose is to honor the six million Polish people who lost their lives during World War II in defense of their homeland and share the history about these freedom fighters. The unofficial page and creator are not affiliated with the exhibits Committee or the Naval Park. Please view the many Photo Albums of veterans, artifacts and read their stories. Click on a Photo to view & enlarge, select th

Operating as usual

08/15/2021

Today, we celebrate the Polish Armed Forces Day 🪖 to honour the bravery of 🇵🇱 soldiers throughout history.

We also commemorate 🇵🇱’s decisive victory over the Soviets in the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, known as the Miracle on the Vistula, the battle that saved Europe from communism.

Miracle on Vistula / Battle of Warsaw
08/12/2021
How this Voice of America refugee journalist campaigned against communism

Miracle on Vistula / Battle of Warsaw

Zofia Korbońska was a remarkable Polish-American woman who fought against two of the 20th century’s deadliest totalitarian ideologies. She was a World War II anti-Nazi resistance hero in Poland, and later, she was my colleague for many years in the Polish Service of the Voice of America in…

World War II history...
07/31/2021
Warsaw Rising 1944

World War II history...

Learn the history of the city, once known as Paris of the North. The city, which ceased to exist, only to rise like Phoenix from the ashes.

Allies for freedom...
07/04/2021

Allies for freedom...

Allies for freedom...

An excellent Canadian Military History report to download and read...
06/05/2021
The 1st Polish Armoured Division in Normandy

An excellent Canadian Military History report to download and read...

Editor’s note: The 1st Polish Armoured Division fought side-by-side with the Canadians during the Normandy Campaign. The Division was formed in England in early 1942 mainly from Poles who had fled the German occupation of their country in 1939. On 30 July 1944 the Division arrived in Normandy wher...

03/16/2021

The #BuffaloNavalPark will be reopening for the 2021 season on May 1! We will be releasing more information soon about our protocols to safely reopen, so stay tuned! 🇺🇸

(Photography by Lauren McGuire)

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
12/14/2020

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

Polish uniforms on display aboard the #usslittlerock at the #buffalonavalpark

(Photography by Lauren McGuire)

Visitors...
08/27/2020

Visitors...

Historic photo of destruction at Falaise Gap.
08/25/2020

Historic photo of destruction at Falaise Gap.

The Falaise Pocket (August 12-24, 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. A large number of the German army were trapped and destroyed. General Maczek's Polish 1st Armor Division had the crucial role of closing the pocket at the escape route and took the brunt of German attacks by units attempting to break free from the pocket. Surrounded and running out of ammunition, they withstood incessant attacks from multiple fleeing panzer divisions until they were relieved.

Poland Armed Forces Day is on August 15th, 2020 and is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw (Miracle of the Vis...
08/15/2020
Polegli za wolną Polskę. Chwała bohaterom Bitwy Warszawskiej - Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej - Portal Gov.pl

Poland Armed Forces Day is on August 15th, 2020 and is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw (Miracle of the Vistula).

- Spotykamy się przy grobach, w których spoczywają obrońcy Ojczyzny z 1920 roku. Bohaterowie, którzy oddali swoje życie za wolną Polskę. Ich ofiara jest jednym z najważniejszych elementów naszej tożsamości narodowej. Pamięć o nich będzie wieczna. Bardzo dziękuję Panu Prezydentowi, Z...

Poland Armed Forces Day is August 15th, 2020. The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw.
08/11/2020
Spot MON z okazji 100. rocznicy Bitwy Warszawskiej - Świat jaki znamy zawdzięczamy bohaterom Bitwy Warszawskiej - Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej - Portal Gov.pl

Poland Armed Forces Day is August 15th, 2020. The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw.

Bitwa Warszawska, określana jako 18. decydująca bitwa w dziejach świata dla ówczesnej, odradzającej się po latach niewoli Polski była momentem szczególnym. W godzinie wielkiej próby cały naród stanął do walki w obronie niepodległości. Bitwa Warszawska była także szczególnym momente...

Polish American Radio Program
08/02/2020

Polish American Radio Program

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: there will be a special 2 hour broadcast on Sunday, August 2, beginning at 5 p.m ET, on WEBR1440.com
(After Al Wallack s Jazz in the Afternoon show). The second half will be dedicated to the Warsaw Uprisings, and the city of Warsaw.

Warsaw - Warszawa...

Before,
During,
After...

will be featured in song during this weekend's show, dedicated to this iconic capital city.

Please join me on
Saturday, 11 a.m. - Noon,
AND THIS WEEKEND: Sunday, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Download the app at WEBR1440.com and set your timer :)
or click on LISTEN LIVE on the website, or dial in WEBR 1440 AM.

07/18/2020
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

August 1st, 1944 Warsaw Uprising 76th anniversary.

Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego to hołd mieszkańców Warszawy, dla tych, którzy walczyli i ginęli za wolną Polskę w 1944 roku. *** The Warsaw Rising Museum is a tribute to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital in 1944.

August 1st, 1944 Warsaw Uprising 76th anniversary.
07/18/2020
Warsaw Rising 1944

August 1st, 1944 Warsaw Uprising 76th anniversary.

Learn the history of the city, once known as Paris of the North. The city, which ceased to exist, only to rise like Phoenix from the ashes.

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
07/10/2020

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

🎉 ANNOUNCEMENT! 🎉
We are opening beginning Wednesday, July 15th! We will be open 5 days a week from 10 am - 5pm Wednesday through Sunday, and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information to follow on July 13th regarding changes to our tours, ticket prices, and new social distancing guidelines!

Lance Corporal Waldemar Czyz (2nd from right), of 1st Polish Armored Division, with tank crew during WWII.  June 6th, 20...
06/06/2020

Lance Corporal Waldemar Czyz (2nd from right), of 1st Polish Armored Division, with tank crew during WWII. June 6th, 2020 is the 76th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944. The Polish Armed Forces in the West played a major role in the Allied victory.

05/28/2020
INVINCIBLE. THE STORY OF GENERAL STANISŁAW MACZEK'S LIFE

"Invincible: The story of General Stanisław Maczek” directed by R. Geremek (in Polish with English subtitles, 60 mins), is an amazing story about an exceptional man, for whom the end of World War II was not a personal victory, even though he did not lose a single battle.

As a young man, he dreamt of becoming an academic philosopher. In 1918, he was promoted personally by Commander Józef Piłsudski on the battlefield. In 1939, ...

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women...
05/21/2020

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

The Polish II Corps (Drugi Korpus Wojska Polskiego) was a unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War I...
05/16/2020
Monte Cassino—a battle for Poland

The Polish II Corps (Drugi Korpus Wojska Polskiego) was a unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War II, commanded by Lieutenant General Władysław Anders, and fought with distinction at the Battle of Monte Cassino.

The Memorial Museum of the 2nd Polish Corps of General Władysław Anders, to whom we owe historic victory on 18 May 1944, has been open for visits since 2014 at the Polish military cemetery at Monte Cassino.

75th anniversary of Germany’s unconditional surrender on May 8th, 1945, marked the end of WWII in Europe.
05/08/2020
Europe holds low-key VE Day commemorations due to virus

75th anniversary of Germany’s unconditional surrender on May 8th, 1945, marked the end of WWII in Europe.

LONDON (AP) — Europe was marking the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces following six years of war in a low-key fashion Friday due to coronavirus lockdown...

During World War II in April of 1945 the Polish 1st Armoured Division, commanded by General Stanisław Maczek, entered Ge...
05/05/2020

During World War II in April of 1945 the Polish 1st Armoured Division, commanded by General Stanisław Maczek, entered Germany. On May 6th, they seized the naval base port in Wilhelmshaven, ending the war. Division flag reads, Honor and Fatherland, the unofficial motto of the military of Poland. Photo from Polish veteran Waldemar Czyz

Support the Park...
05/04/2020

Support the Park...

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Less than 3% of our operational budget comes from government funding. We instead rely on visitors and the generosity of our donors. Being unable to welcome guests makes your support even more critical.
Please consider helping us with a donation during these unprecedented times. Click on the link below.
Thank you for your support!
https://buffalonavalpark.org/support-us/donate-money/

May 2nd is Poland National Flag Day. 🇵🇱Press statement below for May 3rd.  🇺🇸
05/02/2020
Poland Constitution Day - United States Department of State

May 2nd is Poland National Flag Day. 🇵🇱
Press statement below for May 3rd. 🇺🇸

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Poland on your Constitution Day. Poland’s Constitution of May 3, 1791 remains a powerful symbol of the Polish people’s pursuit of liberty and justice. It was the Polish people’s desire for freedom that led to...

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Polish National Flag Day
One of America's greatest Revolutionary War heroes...
The Little Rock is the centerpiece as you come into Buffalo!!!
Sir! *Salutes*