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Stanisław Jankowski-Agaton Honorary Citizen of Warsaw

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Stanisław Jankowski „Agaton” (born 29 September 1911  - died 5 March 2002)
Honorary Citizen of Warsaw from April 1995
Resolution of the Council of the Capital City of Warsaw No. XVIII/101/95 of 10 April 1995

Polish officer, architect, aide-de-camp of the general Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski.
Born in Warsaw, a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology. In September 1939, he was called up to an artillery camp in Vilnius. He was interned to Lithuania, from where he escaped to join the Polish Armed Forces in France. After the fall of France he joined the Polish Armed Forces in Great Britain, where he was trained in the field of “the improvement of military administration”, which was a in fact training for the officers of the secret service, for the future "Cichociemni". During the night from 3 to 4 March 1942, as a lieutenant, he was dropped with a parachute on the area of Poland under occupation within the airborne operation "Collar." Soon, after his return to the country he took charge of the Legalisation and Technology Faculty at Section II of the Home Army (AK) Headquarters. After the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising he became the commanding officer of the “Agaton” platoon in the “Pięść” battalion.  For his courage and bravery the Order of Virtuti Militari Cross and twice the Polish Cross of Valor were conferred upon him. After the collapse of the uprising he was taken captive and as a prisoner of a German oflag he became the aide-de-camp of general Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski. After the liberation from captivity he travelled to Great Britain where he took up for a year urban planning education at the University of Liverpool. After his return to Poland in 1946 he started working in the Office of Reconstruction of the Capital City, where he stayed till 1977. He is the co-author of the W-Z Route and the MDM district as well as the co-author of consecutive studies of the Prospective Plan of the Development of Warsaw and the Warsaw Municipal Complex. Stanisław Jankowski was not only a renowned architect but also the winner of many home and international architectural competitions, as well as a great publicist, author of radio plays and films about the times of WWII.