Reconnaissance by “Schnelle Truppen” .

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Re: Reconnaissance by “Schnelle Truppen” .

Post by tigre » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:41 pm

Hello to all :D; dangers of the reconnaissance ...........................................

Auflärungs-Abteilung (mot.) 6 - Polenfeldzug 1939.

In 1939, the Detachment was part of the 1. leichte Div (later 6. Panzer). Before the Campaign occupied an assembly area near Kreuzburg in Silesia. On September 1, 1939, the division crossed the border line by Praszka and headed to Wielun, to the Widawka and Radom.

The 1. Le Div had to cross the river Prosna behind the 18. ID. Following the IR 54 (18.ID) several light armored vehicles (panzerspähwagen) crossed the river. An armored reconnaissance element of the A.A.6 met an enemy antitank position and there Lt. Begemann and three other crew of the head vehicle were KIA.

This area was defended by the 36 pp with a cyclist company and the 1. Group of 28 pal, as an independent element of the 28. DP which occupied positions south of Wielun on the crossroads and towns of Skomlin, Ożarów , Wierzbie, Dzietrzniki. At 04:45 hours on September 1, 1939, the Luftwaffe bombed Wielun, meanwhile troops of the 18. ID and 1. Le Div crossed the border, overran the border guards and met the forward positions of the Army "Lodz", including 36 pp. The attackers did not use the bulk of their strength and tried to recognize the positions using scout vehicles, these actions were rejected by 36 pp.

Sources: http://chrito.users1.50megs.com/1939/se ... r_1939.htm (Off-line)
http://odkrywca.pl/panzer39-wraki-czesc ... 00425.html
36 pulk Piechoty Legii Akademickiej w 1939 r wojnie obronnej.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... 1leDiv.htm

Cheers. Raul M 8).
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Panzerspähwagen Sd Kfz 231 of AA 6 (Mot) destroyed in the morning of the first day of the campaign by an anti-tank weapon. One dead and three seriously wounded........................
1. Sept. morgens 1. Verlust 8 rad durch Pak 1 Toter, 3 Schwerverletzte.
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Re: Reconnaissance by “Schnelle Truppen” .

Post by tigre » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:55 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more...........................................

Auflärungs-Abteilung (mot.) 6 - Polenfeldzug 1939.

On September 2, 1939 after an attack by Stukas, the 1. Le. Div attacked Wielun at 05:00 hours. The city was taken against light enemy resistance at 10:30 hours. The I./Pz.Rgt.11 supported the attack of the II. and III./KSR.4 but did not shoot. The city is taken without casualties. During the day, the division was subordinated to XIV.AK (Mot).

Without order and permission of the division, Oberstleutnant von Ravenstein attacked a crossing point on the Warta on the southeast flank of the division. The 6./KSR.4 marched to the crossing which was reported free. The squadron dismounted and moved over the bridge where it met enemy resistance. The squadron suffered 5 killed and 8 wounded, the raid failed and the squadron had to withdraw during the night.

On September 2 in the morning, detachments of the 1. Le. Div and 18. ID attacked the 36 pp, which was defending the borders with some forces in Popowice and the bulk of the forces in the region Kurów - Gaszyn. The regiment broke the enemy attacks at the expense of losses in the troops of the 2nd Battalion, then regrouped in the village of Wielgie. At 22:00 hours the 28 DP began to regroup on the main line of defense. As this position was about 40 km from the border area occupied by the troops of the 28 DP, the division commander appointed an intermediate position in the Warta river.

Sources: http://chrito.users1.50megs.com/1939/se ... r_1939.htm (Off-line)
http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-14,721701.html
36 pulk Piechoty Legii Akademickiej w 1939 r wojnie obronnej.

Cheers. Raul M 8).
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Evacuation of a Uffz of the 2. Kp seriously wounded. September 2; in the foreground a Sd Kfz 223 (Fu) ........................
Bergung eines schwerverletzten Uffz. der 2. Komp. 2.Sept.
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