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Major Stanisław Jackowski
Stanisław Jackowski (1881–1929) was one of the early pioneers of armoured warfare during the Polish-Soviet war of 1919-1921. He was the first ever Polish tank officer or crew member to be awarded the Virtuti Militari (Silver Cross-V No 3380). He became Commander of the II Battalion of the Polish 1st Tank Regiment.
1 Early life
2 Russian Army
3 Polish Army
5 See also
7 External links
Born on the 4 December 1881 in Putyrol in the Kursk Gubernia of Russia he was educated at the 1st Cadet Corps School in Petrograd (St Petersburg). In 1898 shortly after leaving school he was in one of the first groups of students to enter the newly founded Kiev Polytechnic Institute of Emperor Alexander II. There he studied mechanical engineering. He briefly entered Russian military service in 1905 before joining the army reserve.
With the commencement of the First World War in 1914 he was mobilised to participate in the campaign against Germany and Austria and was assigned as a staff officer to the headquarters of the XXIII Corps of the Imperial Russian Army. Later he was sent to the Nikolaev Cavalry School in Petrograd where he underwent higher officer training. In 1916 he was sent to Main Artillery Control Headquarters and was made Commander of the 1st Artillery Squadron. In April 1917 following the end of the Tsar and appointment of a Russian Provisional government he became C