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First actions of the 2. Pz.Div. in Poland 1939. Advance towards Jordanow y Myslenice................
On September 2, 1939 at 04:00 hour fast order for the attack. At 04:30 hours, in the middle of the morning mist, the I. / PR 3 advanced from Spitkowice to Wysoka with the 1. Company and part of the 3. Company right of the road, the bulk of the 3. Company Left of it and the 4. Company behind in the center, but with the main effort on the right side. The frontline companies charged against the Polish defenders, located in well-built field positions and with well-placed anti-tank weapons.
Rolf Hertenstein: I vividly remember our first duel with a Polish antitank gun on the first or second day of the campaign. It was pretty well camouflaged at the edge of a forest about 600 or 700 meters away. They fired at us but missed. It was now a question of who would hit the other first. I had seen the flash of their gunfire, so my second round hit them.
Panzer Regiment 3 was our sister regiment in the division, and they had heavy losses that day or the next. I believe on the second day of the war they fought against a Polish officers' school. Those Poles fought very hard.
Panzertruppen. Thomas L. Jentz.
Die Geschichte der 2.(Wiener) Panzer-Division.
Interview with Rolf Hertenstein: A World War II Panzerman in Poland and France.
KTB der XXII. AK (mot.).
Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.