On January 27, 2020, specialists from the University of Szczecin exhumed the remains of an unknown soldier resting at the Polish War Cemetery in Langannerie, France, to examine the skeleton, artefacts, and collect the samples necessary for comparative DNA testing.

 

The genetic research that confirmed the identity of Corporal Jan Dusza from the 1st Armored Division was preceded by queries and historical analyses conducted by the employees of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport supported by Mr Adrian Pohl. The sister of Corporal Jan Dusza, who lives in France and donated the genetic material, was found by Mr Antoine Tromski.

 

Corporal Jan Dusza is the third, after Corporal Ryszard Chaniewski and Dragoon Jan Skulinec, soldier of the Polish 1st Armored Division, whose identity has been restored within the framework of the project "Lost but unforgotten soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces", realized by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

 

The remains of Corporal Edward Trochim of the 1st Independent Parachute Brigade, buried in the grave of an unknown Polish Army soldier in the British war cemetery in Oosterbeek, the Netherlands, have been identified thanks to the research of Mateusz Mroz, confirmed by the staff of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports.

 

Corporal Edward Trochim was buried in a field grave near his glider as an unknown Polish Army soldier. In May 1946, his remains were transferred to the British war cemetery in Oosterbeek, where they rested in an unnamed grave.

 

The identity of Sergeant Ryszard Kamecki of the 316th Fighter Squadron of the Polish Air Force in Great Britain, whose remains lie in the Polish war grave in the Dieuze cemetery in France, has been confirmed thanks to the historical research conducted by Adrian Pohl in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.

 

Sergeant Ryszard Kamecki was first buried in the American war cemetery in Grand-Failly, then in the Pierrepont necropolis, and in 1962 he was exhumed and buried as an unknown airman in the Polish war quarters in the Dieuze cemetery.