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 Felix J. Zaniewski
Brigadier Genreal, United Sttes Air Force
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Brigadier General Felix J. Zaniewski was the Staff Judge Advocate, Strategic Air Command, with headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. In this capacity, he was legal adviser to the staff and commander in chief of SAC.

General Zaniewski was born in 1920, in New Haven, Connecticut, where he graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1938. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor of arts degree and a commission as second lieutenant through the Reserve Officers Training Corps program in 1942. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1948.

He entered active military duty in May 1942, attended an infantry refresher course at Spartanburg, S.C., and then was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division as Assistant Provost Marshal. He departed the United States in August 1942 with the 1st Infantry Division and served continuously with the division during World War II in England, Scotland and the invasions and campaigns in North Africa and Sicily. The division returned to England in preparation for the invasion of the European Continent, and he remained with the 1st Infantry Division throughout the invasion of Northern France and through the campaigns in France, Belgium and Germany. In April 1944 he was transferred to Headquarters V Corps. He participated in the V Corps campaigns through Germany into Czechoslovakia and returned to the United States with the V Corps in July 1945.

General Zaniewski separated from active duty in January 1946, became a member of the Army Reserve, and in 1949 transferred to the Air Force Reserve. The General retired on 25 March 1979.



Felix J. Zaniewski reports that his wife, Dorothy, a nurse, died in March and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. A retired brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force, Zaniewski lives in Bellevue, Nebraska.
ZANIEWSKI, FELIX J 

BRIG GEN   US AIR FORCE
VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/20/1920
DATE OF DEATH: 01/01/2006
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 531 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

ZANIEWSKI, DOROTHY MALCOLM
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/11/1924
DATE OF DEATH: 03/14/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 531 LH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF ZANIEWSKI, FELIX JOHN BRIG GEN   US AIR FORCE



Mr. Patterson:

Thank you for the quick response. Although it has been many years, I was saddened to learn of his passing. He was a friend of my father. The general, his daughter and my friend Peggy, my father Win Pehrson and my self were all involved in the Exploring program of the boy scouts in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1976 Peggy and I and my parents went to Washington, DC and visited Arlington. How ironic I would be referring to it now. The two of us went on to attend the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. If there is anyway you can forward this message to Margaret (Peggy) Zaniewski. I would very much appreciate it. It would be nice to hear from her. I hated to lose touch. I will pay my regards next time I am in Washington, DC. I now live in New Hampshire. Thanks again.
 
Regards,
Diane Pehrson-Fusco


Posted: 29 January 2006 Updated: 16 February 2006