He eventually was appointed as chief liaison officer for the Allied Air Forces in Europe.
Mr. Czolowski came to the United States in 1952 and eventually settled in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighbourhood. He was a co-founder of the Polish Air Force Association in the United States.
Besides, his son, survivors include his wife, Wiktoria and another son, Tadeusz Antoni.
Wiktoria K. Czolowski, 92, who aided the Polish resistance for six years during World War II and immigrated to Chicago in 1952, died Friday, January 12th 2001, of heart failure in her Jefferson Park home.
Mrs. Czolowski was born in Przemysl, in eastern Poland, and studied to become a teacher. In 1933, she married Tadeusz Mieczyslaw Czolowski, a pilot in the Polish Air Force. After Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Mr. Czolowski escaped to France and served as a commanding officer at a pilot training school. He then joined Polish forces in England.
Mrs. Czolowski left the couple's villa in western Poland to live with her parents in Przemysl. There, she became involved in the resistance, arranging for money and supplies to be provided to the partisans. In 1941, her brother, who had been accused of helping the resistance, was killed at Auschwitz.
Mrs. Czolowski worked as a financial officer for her father's company until her husband sent someone to help her and her son Tadeusz escape with false passports in 1944.
Mrs. Czolowski and her son traveled from Poland to Prague to Pilsen, where they were shot at by Czechoslovakian border guards. After six days, they reached Germany, where they met up with Mr. Czolowski, who was the chief liaison officer for the Allied Air Forces in Europe.
After moving to England and having another son, the couple came to Chicago and settled in the Jefferson Park neighbourhood. They continued to help Polish immigrants through the Polish Air Force Association, which Mr. Czolowski co-founded. In addition to her son Tadeusz, Mrs. Czolowski is survived by another son, Tadeusz Krystian; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
With thanks to James O’Connor who for many years had been his neighbour and contacted us with this information. Also to the Chicago Tribune for the obituary details.