Army Corps Artillery in Labunie - Sep 1939.

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Army Corps Artillery in Labunie - Sep 1939.

Post by tigre » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:50 pm

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Fire Support in Labunie - Sep 1939.

The II. / Art Regt 43 was subordinate to the VII AK during the Polish campaign in September 1939 and was organized with three batteries, one of them with guns sK 18 10.0 cm (4. / AR 43) and two with howitzers sFH 18 (5. & 6. / AR 43).

In turn the II. / AR 63 was also assigned to the VII AK during the same campaign and was organized in the same way as the previous group. Both were motorized.

On the morning of September 21, 1939 the division (27. ID?) was marching towards the Vistula, when a report stating the Light Division had been attacked by strong enemy coming from the east, was received.

Source: Wir zogen gegen Polen. Generalkommando VII AK.
http://www.aufbauonline.com/ausgaben/19 ... s20/4.html
http://www.odkrywca.pl/wrzesien-1939-zd ... tml#578396

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A column of the II./ AR 43 around Osiek..........................
"LKW auto Kolonne Artl.Reg.43 Polen Osiek"
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Civilians flee from Bilgoraj, to the right a column of the II. / AR 63 ...................
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Re: Army Corps Artillery in Labunie - Sep 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat May 03, 2014 4:58 am

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Fire Support in Labunie - Sep 1939.

The III. Battalion of the Regiment was detached due north with the mission to progress through the wooded area northeast of Labunie. Soon the enemy could be seen astride the road and the whole regiment went to the attack. As on a parade ground, the battalions advanced towards Barchaczow supported by artillery and infantry guns; meanwhile our Flak also fired on the city, which caught fire.

The 6. Company with support of an Flak battery of 20 mm assaulted and conquered the eastern edge of Barchaczow. But despite winning another 200 meters was soon stopped by machine-gun fire, the officer in charge was wounded and two NCOs were killed.

Sources: Wir zogen gegen Polen. Generalkommando VII AK.
http://www.aufbauonline.com/ausgaben/19 ... s20/4.html
http://www.odkrywca.pl/wrzesien-1939-zd ... tml#578396

Saludos Raúl M 8).
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Column II. / AR 43 dodging all sorts of obstacles in the march .........................
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Ebay - "Funker Artl.Reg.43 an Funkgerät Front Polen 1939" (Signal men and radio device of II./ AR 43).............
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Re: Army Corps Artillery in Labunie - Sep 1939.

Post by tigre » Wed May 07, 2014 4:52 am

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Fire Support in Labunie - Sep 1939.

Until the Regiment's HQ came the report that the enemy attacked from the north and east; the flank and rear of the III. Battalion was threatened, the leader of the 9. Company fell at its front. The regimental commander issued the order to entrench themselves in the positions reached.

The enemy had passed through the gap between the two German divisions in Krasnobrod and was moving toward the southwest. On the morning of September 22, 1939 the batteries opened fire on Polish positions in the woods. In front of Labunie were lying our dead comrades, the wounded were finished off at night by the Poles.

Heavy artillery of the VII. AK joined the fight after marching 75 kms in four hours coming from the line of demarcation.

Sources: Wir zogen gegen Polen. Generalkommando VII AK.
http://www.aufbauonline.com/ausgaben/19 ... s20/4.html
http://www.odkrywca.pl/wrzesien-1939-zd ... tml#578396

Saludos Raúl M 8).
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Marching for poor roads .............
"Artl.Reg43 Kennung Pollen"
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A battery of sFH 18 of the II. / AR 43 pulled by vehicles Sd Kfz 7/8 ..................
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Re: Army Corps Artillery in Labunie - Sep 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat May 10, 2014 9:30 am

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Fire Support in Labunie - Sep 1939.

Order of attack, the Army Corps must attack on September 23, 1939 jumping out from the Zamosc line to the southeast in order to destroy the opponent, time of attack 08:00 hours. At 06:00 hours the enemy situation is still unknown; the artillery must run harassment fire on Polish positions. For the story of a Polish officer of Ukrainian origin are known that around three Polish divisions were seeking the rupture.

The attack began and had good progress, but north of Zamosc the enemy resistance is still strong. The heavy artillery fire hit the depth of the adversary deployment. Soon the ammunition was running out, but suddenly over our heads appeared flying large transport machines, the Ju-52 that supply the gunners.

Sources: Wir zogen gegen Polen. Generalkommando VII AK.
http://www.aufbauonline.com/ausgaben/19 ... s20/4.html
http://www.odkrywca.pl/wrzesien-1939-zd ... tml#578396

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Labunie in flames..........................
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Labunie.....................................
Wrzesien 1939 Niemiecka artyleria ostrzeliwuje Labunie k / Zamoscia
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Firing at night............................
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Re: Army Corps Artillery in Labunie - Sep 1939.

Post by tigre » Wed May 14, 2014 10:58 am

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Fire Support in Labunie - Sep 1939.

Soon the night fell and along the front, from Zamosc up to Tomaszow, burning towns and villages could be seen. The Polish forces retreated pursued by the artillery fire which increases hourly. The division had accomplished its mission and the gap had been closed.

Sources: Wir zogen gegen Polen. Generalkommando VII AK.
http://www.aufbauonline.com/ausgaben/19 ... s20/4.html
http://www.odkrywca.pl/wrzesien-1939-zd ... tml#578396

Cheers Raúl M 8).
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German heavy artillery beating the Polish positions in Labunie ................
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Labunie in flames 22/23 Sep 1939 (in the foreground a sK 18 of AR 63) ..........................
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Grave of comrades of AR 43 - Poland..........................
"Grab Kamerad Artl.Reg.43 Front Friedhof Polen 1939"
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