- Wanda Gertz
name = Wanda Gertz
caption = ps. "Lena"
birth_date = birth date|1896|4|13|mf=y
Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire
death_date = death date and age|1958|11|10|1896|4|13|mf=y
London, Great Britain
Wanda Gertz codename: Lena, Kazik (b.
April 13, 1896in Warsaw- November 10, 1958in London, Great Britain) was a Polish major and soldier of the Armia Krajowa.
After the start of the
Second World War, she participated in the defense of Warsawduring the Polish Defensive War of 1939. In 1939 she became a member of the SZP (Polish Victory Service), then of the ZWZ-AK.
In 1942-1944 she organised and was commander of the "DYSK" (an
initialismfor "Dywersja i Sabotaż Kobiet" or "Women's sabotage unit"). After the Warsaw Uprisinguntil 1945, she was a prisoner of war in the POW camps at Lamsdorf, Muhlberg, Altenburg, Molsdorf and Blankenheim. After the liberation by the US Army, she joined the Polish I Corps in the Westand stayed there until her death.
She died on November 10, 1958 in London and her ashes were transported to Poland and buried in Warsaw.
* "W pierwszym pułku artylerii - Służba Ojczyźnie", Warsaw, 1929
Virtuti Militari, V class
Krzyż Walecznych, five times
Krzyż Niepodległości, with Swords
Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami, Golden with Swords
* [http://www.polishresistance-ak.org/12%20Article.htm M. Ney Krwawicz, Women Soldiers of the Polish Home Army]
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