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Defense of Prague in September 1939.
27 Sep 1939.
Among the preparations for the attack of the III. / IR 42:
As for the artillery:
- The I / A.R. 114 Provided forward observers to the front line.
- The Art.Abt.Gef (Artillery CP) was close to the position of fire of the 2./AR 114.
- 200 meters behind the front line was located a howitzer of the 1./AR 114 for direct fire against the house with the red wall and the buried gray blocks.
- The 6 Battery of the s.A.R. 49 moved forward its OP.
Forward Observers of the artillery and the Company of IG were with the III. / IR 42
about 200 m from the front line. The infantry was dispersed for not presenting a profitable target.
At dawn, the Polish artillery fired with intensity, equally active were the Polish riflemen.
Moreover, the Germans began bombing houses especially with artillery, the 6. / schw.AR 49 destroyed one house after another with its shells.
The infantry attack (III Battalion) was supported by the howitzer in direct fire
(Chief Oberleutnant Adam of the 1./A.R. 114).
Sources: Defensa de Praga en septiembre de 1939. Memorias de los defensores. Erwin Łaciok
La Campaña de Polonia (Septiembre de 1939). Robert Jars. Círculo Militar.
Das Infanterie-Regiment 23 im Polenfeldzug. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der 11. Infanterie-Division. Oberstleutnant i. G. a. D. Arnold Tamm,
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
Die Einnahme von Warschau. Blaskowitz, Johannes
Entscheidende Stunden. Erich Borchert.
eBay Österreich Jnfantrie Regt_ 42 Hof General Hüttner Sudetenlandbes_ (Artikel 300322813209 endet 14_08_09 125006 MESZ).
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Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.