Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:57 pm

Hello Peter and thanks for your offer; I'm interested in that story. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:25 am

Hello to all :D; after a while, here goes what I can gather about the 2 Gebirgsdivision in 1939...............

The 2 Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

The 2 GD (Innsbruck) was commanded by Generalleutnant Valentin Feurstein (Ia Oberstleutnant Degen), it was organized on the basis of the 6 Austrian Infantry Division and comprised two regiments of mountain hunters: the GJR 136 of Tyrol (Oberst Nake) and the GJR 137 (Oberst Schlemmer), a mountain artillery regiment: the GAR 111, plus the AA 111; the Geb Pi Btl 82, the NA 67 and the Pz Jag Abt 47.

For this campaign the division was subordinated to the XVIII Geb AK (General der Infanterie Eugen Bayer) within the 14 AOK (Generaloberst Wilhelm List). The 2 GD was ordered to cross the international boundary near Biala Spiska, in the Beskids, in the valley of the Dunajec and then was to follow the shortest route to Lemberg / Lwow.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch,
Gratz i Stuttgart
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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The soldiers of the GJR 137 and their beloved mules ...................
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Area of operation. Der Adler No. 16. 1939.
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:40 am

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The 2 Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Deployment in Slovakia.

The I./ GJR 137 was commanded by Oberstleutnant Huch; among other officers were part of the battalion Lt. Seiler, Hptm. Frank, Hptm. Fuschelberger, Hptm. Hofbauer and Hptm. Stute. Within the 4. Company were Hptm. Hofbauer and Lt. Neuschier. In the early days of August 1939 the regiment was shipped by train to Pressburg/Bratislava for maneuvers. We developed field exercises in the Training ground of Torezci. Then came hard times and we should increase the security measures against terrorist acts by the Czechs.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch,
Gratz i Stuttgart
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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March exercises, which would soon have much utility....................
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:32 am

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The 2 Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

On September 1, 1939 the war started for us and a few days later we received the order to march. The unit marched through Poprad to Käsmarek and there on a forced march to the resort of Bartok, near the Polish border. The next day we crossed the border .........

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Gratz i Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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Polish-Slovakian border - Sep 1939.......................
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:34 am

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The 2 Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

8 Sep 1939.

The three ON battalions "Nowy Sacz", "Gorlice" and "Sambor" in the rear of the Polish 2nd Mountain Brigade which were retreating towards Krościenko Wyżne, fought during the morning at Jasło against the GJR 136 commanded by Oberst Albin Nake. All German attacks were repulsed. Strong German artillery fire caused heavy losses to the second battalion, 1 pp KOP "Carpathian", which lost half of the officers.

By noon the Polish regiment was ordered to stop fighting and withdraw in the direction of Krosno. However, breaking contact of the enemy during the day was not easy, the regiment suffered more significant losses due to enemy artillery fire. In the afternoon, the regiment reached Świerzowa Polska and Suchodół and began preparing defensive positions there.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch,
Gratz i Stuttgart
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat May 05, 2012 1:33 pm

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

10 Sep 1939.

The GJR 137 marched through the recent battlefields, seeing the corpses of Polish soldiers still lying on the ground. In Krosno they could see bomb craters and downed planes and then the march proceeded into the open till reach the San; it was ordered a stop at Uluc.

The troops of the 2. GD marched south, reaching the San in Jablonica Ruska and further south in Uluc. The attack was successful and the gebirgsjägern forced the crossing over San. The II. / GJR 137 (Oberstleutnant Sorko) established a bridgehead, the III. / GJR 137 ( Oberstleutnant Matthias Kräutler) blocked the intersection of roads located about 4 km of the river, while the GJR 136 controlled the hill south of Jawornik Ruski.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es war ein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Graz und Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII. AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger-Rgt. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay-Auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

Saludos. Raúl M 8).
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Studying the map during a break in the march - September, 1939.
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat May 12, 2012 6:37 am

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

11 Sep 1939

At night the 2 Mountain Division belongs to the XVIII. Geb.-AK won Bircza without a struggle and the 3 Slovak Infantry Division, out of contact with the troops of the Polish Army, reached Baligrodu and Bukowski. The 57. ID of Generalmajor Oscar Blümm, after marching from the vicinity of Prešov in Slovakia reached the southern border of the Republic of Poland by the Lukow Pass.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es war ein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Graz und Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... lFotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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A column of Gebirgsjäger passed beside a disabled Polish light tank.................
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat May 19, 2012 6:23 am

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

September 12.

The 24 PD fought with the 2 GD in the area of Bircza, where the two battalions of the 2nd Mountain Brigade and the artillery of the unit played a key role. The German mountain hunters attacked the rear units of the 24 DP, which caused difficulties in the supply.

Nevertheless the Polish could not stop the opponent on the river San, which was crossed already on September 09, 1939 by the Kampfgruppe "Geiger" by Sanok, the next day (September 10) by the 4th Light Division in Radymno and the 2. GD by Ulucz.

sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Gratz i Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat May 26, 2012 5:39 am

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

September 14.

On September 14, 1939 very worn out by the fighting and marches, the 24 DP occupied an assembly area around: Tyszkowice, Boratycze, Chodorowice and Popowice, being attacked there by the 2 GD. A strong attack was rejected at Boratycze by the 155 res. pp and the I. Battalion of the 39 pp.(Infantry Regiment - pulk piechoty).

The German mountain's infantry was halted and the vanguard, composed of the III. / GJR 137 and the Regimental HQ were cut from the rest of the division. The vanguard, without adequate intelligence, entered the wooded area and soon the situation became critical, at risk of being destroyed after it was ambushed by Polish marksmen deployed in the tops of the trees.

sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Gratz i Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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26 km from Przemysl .................
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:34 am

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

September 14.

The 2. / GJR 137 which preceded in the march to the 4. / GJR 137 was ambushed by scattered Polish riflemen who were retreating and suffered the first casualties, Hauptmann Frank and 3 other gebirgsjägern were killed in combat. There were also casualties by sickness (dysentery), some of whom perished, while others were evacuated to hospital with serious foot injuries. The march continued for Rudki and Komarno.

Only the timely arrival of the II. / GJR 137 and the I / GJR 136 (Oberstleutnant v. Stettner) has helped control the situation. It was the day the 2 GD suffered the most casualties in the whole campaign of September 1939. At 21:00 hours the Polish division interrupted the fight and retreated to the woods near the railway station at Chrosnika.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Gratz i Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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Further inland in Poland ................
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:39 am

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

September 15.

The status of the 1 GD, well ahead in relation to the main force of the 14 German Army, was very difficult. its only line of communication from Sambor to Chyrow was at stake. The nearest unit, the 2 GD, only left the area around Husakowa, making forced marches by Rudki, Lubień, and had to travel about 90 km, equivalent to 2-3 days of marching along rough roads. The XXII AK (Mot) of General E. von Kleist, seeking the conquest of Rawa Ruska, marched north and northeast: the 4 Le Div on Vladimir Volhynia, and 2 Pz to Zamosc.

The XVII AK fought by Oleszycami against the Polish 21 Infantry Division. General Kübler seeing that their units were scattered and significantly decreased the strength to stop the push of the Polish by Gródkiem Jagiellońskim organized battle groups "Zimmer", "Utz" and "Kress". Thus, the forces of the 1 GD fighting against Lviv were reduced to 5 battalions and four batteries of heavy artillery on the perimeter of 25 km around the city, with only a reserve battalion in Zimnej Wodzie.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Gratz i Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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A light armored Reconnaissance vehicle Sd Kfz 231 (called Leopard), destroyed by the roadside .......
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:05 am

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

September 18, 1939.

On the morning of September 18, 1939, after receiving the report that the Polish troops of General Sosnkowski approached Lwow / Lemberg from the side of Janow, General Eugen Beyer, Commander of the XVIII Geb AK ordered the 2 GD that sent out two of its battalions in order to reinforce the 1 GD which was fighting on two fronts in the area of ​​Lwow / Lemberg. At 15:00 hours also was detached from the Rzęsny Ruska the PR 15 belonging to the 5 Pz.

The Command of the 1 GD also detached its own battle groups: the Kampfgruppe Pemsel to Zimnej Wody and the Kampfgruppe Utz to Grodek Jagielloński. The battalions which were detached of the GJR 137 should encircled Lwow / Lemberg from the east, after seizing Winnik at height of Czartowska Skala. To the north of Lwow / Lemberg the 44 ID and parts of the 2 Pz blocked the road from Żółkwi; the 45 ID had reached Niemirów. The 5 Pz conquered Borislav and Stryj, while the 57 ID had seized Drohobycz and Busowiska.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Gratz i Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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Polish prisoners - Lemberg / Lwow.
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:09 am

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

September 19, 1939.

The Germans had not seized Lemberg/Lwow yet. Disputes between Germans and Russians for the possession of the city led to clashes between the two aggressors armies (?). Before noon on September 19, 1939 the hunters of the GJR 137 belonging to the 2 GD marched to Winnik, a town that already had been occupied by the Soviets and collided with units of the Red Army (?). (As told by Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz)

On both sides, west and east, the Polish defenders fought doggedly with reconnaissance patrols of both invaders, who were seeking information in preparation for a new offensive. The next German assault on Lemberg/Lwow would begin at 11:00 hours on September 21, 1939; the 7. ID would attack from the north, the 1. GD from the south and parts of it from the west finally the 2. GD from the southeast.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Gratz i Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

Any information about the German-Russian clashes there?. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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For the time being they are allies, Russian and German troops in Poland 1939.
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German and Polish troops during a cease-fire around Lwow / Lemberg. See the helmet (French style) used by those Polish troops.
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:42 am

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

The XVIII Geb AK under General Beyer was preparing to launch the final assault on the city with three divisions. Previously, the Army Corps Commander would require the surrender to General Langner on September 21, 1939 at 10:00 hours with the threat that if the city continued its resistance would be destroyed.

On September 20, 1939 the press in the city of Lwow issued some news about the withdrawal of Soviet formations of the boundaries of the city in order to deploy the troops against the Germans. All that day the representatives of the Red Army and the Wehrmacht contacted constantly each other.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Gratz i Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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Heavy artillery on the move in southern Poland - 1939.
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:55 pm

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The 2. Gebirgsdivision (2 GD) in Poland - 1939.

Case White - Polish campaign in September 1939.

In Winniki was held a meeting between the Commander of the German 2. GD, General Feuerstein and the Chief of Artillery of the Ukrainian Front, N. D. Yakovlev. The Germans looked that the Soviet Army did not interfere with the planned attack on September 21 1939, while the Soviets wanted the Germans to cease the bombing of the city and retire to a distance of 12-15 kilometers west of Lemberg/Lwow, both requirements were incompatible.

The Commanding General of the 14 AOK, General List was not sure about continuing with the assault on the city, having received reports on the approximation of strong contingents of Polish troops from the north. At 20:00 hours the commander of the XVIII Geb. AK, following received orders decided to lift the siege of Lwow and then march westwards during the night of 20 to 21 September, 1939.

Sources: Gebirgsjäger 1939-45. Roland Kaltenegger.
Es warein Edelweiss. Schicksal und Weg der zweiten Gebirgsdivision. Ein Gedenkbuch, Gratz i Stuttgart.
Lwow 1939. Wojciech Wlodarkiewicz.
Wir zogen gegen Polen. General Kommando VII AK.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz
http://www.sbk-bezirk-pongau.at/5026419 ... 6a901.html
Fotoalbum Gebirgsjäger Reg. 137,ww2 photo,Saalfelden,MG. eBay auktion beendet 25. Jul. 201110:54:32 MESZ

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German soldiers on the front of Lemberg / Lwow - 1939.
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View of the western suburb of the city of Lemberg.
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