Birthplace: Huy, Belgium
Location of death: England
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Head of Popski's Private Army
Military service: French Army ; Libyan Arab Force ; British Army
Major Vladimir Peniakoff (nicknamed "Popski") commanded a company of 195 British soldiers operating behind enemy lines in North Africa (Tunisia and Algeria), then Italy and Austria, 1942-45. Known as "Popski's Private Army," the No. 1 Long Range Demolition Squadron operated under the aegis of the British Army.
Wife: (div., 2 daughters)
Wife: (remarried after the war)
University: Cambridge University
Naturalized UK Citizen Nov-1946
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