Janusz Henryk Ratold-Zadarnowski

Aeronautical engineer

Born Jul. 15, 1929, Warsaw, Poland; came to U.S., 1965; son of Jan and Maria (Korzeniowska); married Helena (Bajer); children: Piotr, Malgorzata.

Education: diploma, Ecole de Construction Aeronautique, Paris (France), 1951; Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Concordia University, Montreal (Canada), 1963.

Career: designer, Canadair, Montreal, 1952-65, Lockheed, Atlanta (GA), 1966-67; senior designer, Boeing, Seattle (WA), 1967-68; strength engineer, Cleveland Pneumatic (OH), 1968; project manager, McDonnell Aircraft, St. Louis (MO), 1969-95.

Author: projects, Computer Application on the F-18 Project, 1980, Aircraft Integral Tank Design and Sealing Technology, 1982-89, Spray Sealing - a Breakthrough in Integral Fuel Tunk Sealing Technology (for NATO), 1989.

Member of: Society of Automotive Engineers; vice chairman, board member, Polish Home Army - Armia Krajowa (A.K.) Veterans Association, London (United Kingdom); board member, 1983-85, Chicago branch, district U.S. board member, 1984-88, vice president 1988-90, national president, since 1990, Polish Home Army Veterans Association (U.S.); vice president Polish Home Army Foundation; national director, Polish American Congress (P.A.C.).

Honors: Order of Polonia Restituta; Cross of Valor; Cross of Merit; and others.

Served with: Polish Home Army - Armia Krajowa (A.K.), Polish Scouting Underground Organization - Szare Szeregi, scoutmaster, 1942-44; Warsaw Uprising 1944 and partisan groups in Tatra Mountains, corporal, 1944-45; Royal Canadian Air Force, captain, 1963-65.

Affiliation: Republican. Roman Catholic.

Languages: Polish, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian.

Hobbies: gardening, music, history.

Home: 1006 Mackinac Drive, Saint Louis, M0 63146.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996.