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Crossing the Warta in Mikołajewice. 4 – 5 September 1939.
Pioneer-Bataillon 24 by Leutnant Berg.
However the sappers continued crossing the infantry all morning with cold blood. From time to time they were relieved in this exhaustive work, whether operating the boats or on the shore, which did not provide much protection against enemy fire indeed. During the morning a boat was destroyed and a sapper was seriously injured. When at noon the hostile fire could be silenced, two battalions of infantry had been crossed and the sappers could finally take rest, exhausted but proud to have fulfilled the mission to the end and still under enemy fire.
His platoon leader, dedicated to other duties, trusted them and he was not disappointed. By selflessly risking their lives, they were worthy of the Iron Cross:
Leader Gefreiter (then Feldwebel) Fichte,
2. Gefreiter Bach (killed in action in the Bzura)
3. Gefreiter Struck
4. Oberpionier Rohde,
5. Pionier Junge (seriously injured in Glinno)
6. Pionier Schmutzler,
7. Pionier Seifert.
Source: Pioniere im Kampf, red. Oberstleutnant Liere, Berlin 1942, Hptm. Hainrichhttp://www.pionier39.pl/pioniere_dzialania.html
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Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.