August 27, 1896: Jan Mazurkiewicz, codename “Radoslaw,” is born in Lwow. Mazurkiewicz was a WWI combat veteran. By the time of the Warsaw Uprising, He was in command of the Radoslaw Group: one of the largest, well-trained and best-equipped Polish forces. He commanded his troops throughout the 63 day battle. He was wounded in combat, but escaped captivity disguised as a civilian. He died in 1988, and is buried at Powazki Military Cemetery.