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 Vladimir Peniakoff

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Vladimir Peniakoff

Birth
Huy, Arrondissement de Huy, Liège, Belgium
Death 15 May 1951 (aged 54)
Greater London, England
Burial Wixoe, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England
Memorial ID 39068192 View Source
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Military figure. He was born in a Russian emigrant family in Belgium, where he joined the army. He went on to found and commanding what became known as 'Popski's Private Army'. This unit carried out a number of brave missions behind enemy lines in North Africa and Italy between 1942 and 1945. He was awarded the Military Cross on 26 November 1942, and on 26 April 1945 he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). He described the events in the book he called 'Popski's Private Army'.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 4 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39068192
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/39068192/vladimir-peniakoff : accessed ), memorial page for Vladimir Peniakoff (30 Mar 1897–15 May 1951), Find a Grave Memorial ID 39068192, citing St Leonard Churchyard, Wixoe, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .