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Lt. Mieczyslaw Ignacy "Mietek" Szczepanski 2PSPI am posting this for my Beloved Grandfather, Mietek Szczepanski who passed as a naturalized Polish Citizen in 1976. He fought bravely during the September campaign and was help in 4 other camps beside this one. Below is the autobiography of sorts that he left me when he passed. It was kept from me for 35 years and I have translated it to basic English to make it easier.
Villingen 1st January 1951, My Story
I was born in Lvov on 31st of July 1905. After finishing primary and secondary school, and completing a state teacher training course, I was called up for National Service into the 26th Infantry Regiment in Lvov. I was in the army for 15 months: 9 months in training and 6 months active service. My training in the Reserves took place in the 2nd Regiment in Sanok. And at this time I completed a vocational course in bookbinding. Subsequently I thought this subject in primary school in the Lesko and Stryj areas.
I was called up for active service in to the 11th Infantry Division in Stanislawow where I took part in the September campaign of 1939. I was taken prisoner by the Germans in Rybkowice near Lvov. I was a Prisoner of War in Oflag VII in Murnau, Oberlangen, Hofnungstahl near Koln and Villingen.
After a war Villingen became my place of residence and remains so to date (1951). After the war I volunteered for service in the Donaueschingen Battalion. After this Unit was disbanded I worked in team 680 of the UNRA administration, thereafter I worked on childrens' summer camps with the YMCA and finally with the PDR until it ceased operation in Villingen.Charles Michael Szczepanski
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