|Birth: ||May 16, 1915|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 2004|
Edward P. Dombrowski, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, after a lengthy illness.Dombrowski, a native of Erie, PA was born May 16, 1915, in New Jersey, son of the late Joseph A. and Opolonie Kwiatkowski Dombrowski. He had lived most of his life in Alabama.A former longtime sergeant-at-arms and doorman of the Alabama House of Representatives,He also was the first manager for the Normandale Shopping Center in Montgomery, AL
During World War II, Attaining the rank of Colonel, he retired from the U.S. Air Force after more than 30 years.As a member of the 12th Army Air Force 57th Bomb Wing in the 340th Bombardment Group in the 487th Squadron He was assigned a bombardier aboard a B-25 that was shot down over Germany in 1944. Captured and held as a prisoner of war. He escaped & walked 57 days before finding Allied troops in Italy.
Meanwhile, the military had declared him dead. When he arrived home in Erie, he found that his family and friends were at a memorial service being held in his honor.
Dombrowski received many awards and medals during his 30-year Air Force career, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, which had been awarded posthumously for bravery when the military thought he had been killed, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He specialized in foreign languages, including Russian and Polish, and taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
He retired from active duty while stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. He remained in the Montgomery as Senior officer in the Alabama National Guard,, where he managed a shopping center and served as a President of the 57th Bomb Wing for many years. before going to work for the Alabama House of Representatives as its sergeant-at-arms in the early 1980s. He retired from the House in 1993.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Bernice Dombrowski of Jemison; one son, Edward Tom Dombrowski of San Antonio; one daughter, Gena Barnes Dombrowski Fullilove of Austin, Texas; Grandson Christopher Dombrowski; three Great-Grandchildren Jeremy Victor Dombrowski-Dominguez,Cyan Dombrowski Linehan,Charity Dombrowski Siler. ;
Jozef A Dombrowski (1892 - 1979)
Apolonia Kwiatkowski Dombrowski (1894 - 1989)
Tommy Gene Barnes Fullilove (1927 - 1998)
Lillian Gene Dombrowski (1955 - 1955)*
Gillian Elizabeth Dombrowski (1961 - 1961)*
Gena Barnes Dombrowski Fullilove (1961 - 2005)*
Liberty Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: CDombrowski
Originally Created by: Fred King
Record added: Mar 19, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8533724