The Battle by the High Warthe River.

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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:00 pm

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

The Battle by the High Warthe River.

19 ID - Parzimiechy/. Działoszyn.

Uffz. Hans Meiners fell the on September 01 of 1939 when crossing the border with Poland while he served with the advanced fractions; elsewhere its unit clarified that: he fell in action while advancing one of the first of his regiment and inadvertently entering into a Polish minefield around 07:30 hours (the first contact was at 08:30 but Polish hour, it could be at the same time if the Germans had one hour less). The III. /IR 59, to which belonged the 10. Company of the Oberleutnant Lieff (and Meiners was with that Company too) was instructed to collaborate with the IR 73 in the reduction of the Polish resistance.

Sources: Bój Wołyńskiej Brygady Kawalerii pod Mokrą1 września 1939 r. Piotr Witkowski.
Lexikon der Wehrmacht - 1_ Panzerdivision SR 1.htm
La Campaña de Polonia. Robert Jars. Círculo Militar. Vol 423.
Tres días en septiembre. http://www.recogito.l.pl/spis_recogito_ao.htm
Artillerie-Regiment 14 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht.htm
LUCHA EN SEPTIEMBRE 1939, en las cercanías de Działoszyn
der Geschichte des 11. (Sächs. ) Infanterie-Regiments.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... n/14ID.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /1PD-R.htm
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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:53 pm

Hello to all :D; Hans Meiners was killed while serving with the IR 59 or IR 82? See below the second part of the report...........Prytain was far enough from Parzimiechy.

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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:39 am

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

The Battle by the High Warthe River.

02 September of 1939.

The three infantry divisions of the Lodz Army (10 DP, 28 DP and 30 DP) took contact with the German forces in front of the defensive position. Violent combats ensued all day long with support of artillery, aviation and tanks. Initially the positions were held by the Polish forces but soon the 10 DP was rejected with heavy losses on Sieradz.

In the area of Działoszyn, the combats concentrated in the South sector of the defense and the 30 DP was put under artillery fire of the 18 ID and the 19 ID. At 09:00 hours a ferocious combat took place in Raciszyn between the II./ 84 pp and troops of 19 ID as a result of it the Poles withdrew towards Działoszyn. The artillery of the 30 DP supported the withdrawal opened fire on a German battalion in Raciszyn. The artillery of the XI AK massed its fires on the defensive positions of the 82 pp and the 84 pp whereas an enemy infantry regiment approached up to the positions of the III. / 84 pp in Działoszyn.

On the defensive sector of the 82 pp the enemy was prepared to attack against Załęcze Wlk. - Troniny. At 12:30 hours the Warta River was crossed with heavy fights in Sensow and Działoszyn, collapsing the defense of the 4. and 5. Companies; in Bobrowniki a strongpoint in the sector of the 2. Company of 82 I./pp was conquered. During the counterattacks carried out by the Polish troops fell in action the Commander of I./ 82 pp, Mjr. Zygmunt Rosiński and the Chief of the 8. Company, por. Żaczek.

Sources: Bój Wołyńskiej Brygady Kawalerii pod Mokrą1 września 1939 r. Piotr Witkowski.
Lexikon der Wehrmacht - 1_ Panzerdivision SR 1.htm
La Campaña de Polonia. Robert Jars. Círculo Militar. Vol 423.
Tres días en septiembre. http://www.recogito.l.pl/spis_recogito_ao.htm
Artillerie-Regiment 14 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht.htm
LUCHA EN SEPTIEMBRE 1939, en las cercanías de Działoszyn
der Geschichte des 11. (Sächs. ) Infanterie-Regiments.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... n/14ID.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /1PD-R.htm
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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by Domen123 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:13 pm

Hello Raúl!

Excellent thread - certainly one of the best of all your threads so far! :D

If it comes to German lossses during the battle of Mokra on 01.09.1939 I have the following:

Pz.Rgt.35 - 15 KIA (2 officers), 14 WIA (3 officers) - most probably ca. 35 - 40 tanks (including 14 burnt out)
Pz.Rgt.36 - 7 KIA, 13 WIA (unknown tanks losses)
Stab 5. Pz.Brig. - 1 WIA (1 officer, unknown tank losses)

Infantry units and other units (including attached units from 31. ID, 13. ID mot. and other attached units) - ???

Losses of 4. Pz.Div. included at least 11 burnt out Pz-I tanks (I don't know how many of them were from Pz.Rgt.35).

Officers were:

Pz.Rgt.35 - Hptm. Buz, Lt. Lohr (KIA), Obstl. Stenglein, Oblt. Snahovich, <unknown> (WIA)
Stab 5. Pz.Brig. - Oblt. Ritmznann (WIA)

It seems that most of losses suffered by Pz.Rgt.35 were suffered near Mokra III.
suffering during the fight about 200 killed in action and 300 wounded ones; in addition it lost 300 horses.
I wonder if this includes only losses from Mokra on 01.09.1939 or also losses from Ostrowy on 02.09.1939 (another day-long battle of Wolynska BK against 4. Pz.Div.). Some Polish historians count Mokra 1 IX and Ostrowy 2 IX as one battle.

If it comes to Ostrowy on 2 IX, Volksbund lists 23 German soldiers KIA near Ostrowy on that day. This is a significant number and most probably incomplete (the same Volksbund lists only 19 soldiers as KIA near Mokra on 1 IX - while from the above data we can see that only combined Panzerregimenten suffered more, because 22 KIA). There are many soldiers with Todesort listed as "Polen" or "-" by VB (on 1 IX - 28 "Polen" and 43 "-", on 2 IX 36 "-" and zero "Polen"). Additionally it doesn't list some soldiers (for example on 01.09.1939 it lists 33 officers and doesn't list at least 5 officers who were in fact KIA; on 02.09.1939 it lists 25 officers and doesn't list at least 7 officers who were in fact KIA, also at least 23 officers KIA in Poland the exact daily death dates of whom aren't known are not listed by VB - some of them might have been KIA on 01.09.1939 or 02.09.1939).

Soldiers listed by VB with "Todesort" near Mokra on 1 IX:

50 m sdl. Mokra III - 1
Mokra - 3
Mokra III - 15 (this includes Hptm. Buz and Lt. Lohr - these two officers are listed by VB)

And with "Todesort" near Ostrowy on 2 IX:

Kocin 1
Lemansk 1
Ostrowitz 1
Ostrowy 17
Ostrowy b. Rywoczki 1
Ostrowy ndl. Oksza 1
Ostrowy pow. Klobuck 1
The III. /IR 59, to which belonged the 10. Company of the Oberleutnant Lieff
Oberleutnant Lieff was KIA on 02.09.1939 (but is among those 7 officers KIA on 2 IX who are not listed by VB).

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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:15 pm

Thanks Peter for those kind words and your info :D............

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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:32 pm

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

The Battle by the High Warthe River.

02 September of 1939.

Meanwhile proceeded the German advance on Radomsk and the locality was directly threatened.

On September 02 of 1939, the SR 1 received the order to occupy Radomsko which did before 08:00 hours. In afternoon, the regiment approached up to the heights due north of the burning Kamiensk, since the PR 1 found hard resistance there. In the Early hours on September 02 of 1939, the PR 2 continued towards Jala, where the regiment fell under artillery fire and suffered several losses. The PR 2 crossed the Warta River by Gidle and Plavno, later the regiment was directed to Radomsko.

The 4 Pz’s order for this day stated: the division has the task of conquering the crossing points in Ostrowy (Oksa), Kocin (Kozinka) and Szczepocice (Warta). The attack should be carried out to the right by IR 12 (less its III. Battalion) and to the left SR 12 (reinforced with 1 company of PR 36); boundary between both units South Miedzno - South Ostrowy - North Kocin.

At 09:00 hours jumped off the I./SR 12 and conquered Ostrowy after overcoming weak resistance. The II. /SR 12 followed in a motorized march from Miedzno to Ostrowy South. The heights located due northeast of the forest located to the east of Ostrowy were defended by the Cavalry Brigade Wolhynia, reinforced by an infantry battalion.

The I./SR 12 launched its charge through the coverless ground counting on with a double support; on one hand the fire of the AR 103 and on the other hand the 6. /SR 12 (reserve of the regiment) reinforced by light armored vehicles (panzerspähwagen) 8x8 of AA 7. The assigned objective was taken by 18:00 hours. The 6. Company, which had reached its objective advancing through the forest, had suffered heavy losses (10 KIA and 20 WIA).

The II. /SR 12 (except its 6. Company) raked the wooded land due south-east of Ostrowy and assaulted Kocin where it connected with the neighbor to the right, IR 12. The SR 12 covered the advance of the 4 Pz to the northeast of Ostrowy (I. Battalion) and the wooded land north of Kocin (II. Battalion); Ostrowy was the crossing point between the 4 Pz marching the east and the 31 ID marching to the north. The night passed in calm.

Sources: Bój Wołyńskiej Brygady Kawalerii pod Mokrą1 września 1939 r. Piotr Witkowski.
Lexikon der Wehrmacht - 1_ Panzerdivision SR 1.htm
La Campaña de Polonia. Robert Jars. Círculo Militar. Vol 423.
Tres días en septiembre. http://www.recogito.l.pl/spis_recogito_ao.htm
Artillerie-Regiment 14 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht.htm
LUCHA EN SEPTIEMBRE 1939, en las cercanías de Działoszyn
der Geschichte des 11. (Sächs. ) Infanterie-Regiments.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... n/14ID.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /1PD-R.htm
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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:42 pm

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

The Battle by the High Warthe River.

02 September of 1939.

To the west of Czestochowa, the rest of the 7 DP was vigorously attacked by German fast elements and the line Klobuck - Woznicki was lost. During the night from 02 till 03 of September of 1939, the last fractions were rejected towards Janow.

On September 02 of 1939 IR 11 continued with the previous disposition. In the high ground due south-east of Klepaczka were reached the fortified positions against which it was fought yesterday. After crossing the railroad line Biezen-Klobutzko it went to the offensive against Wreczyka-Wielka. Without contact with the enemy, the objective was obtained. The advance of the I. Btl. it was seen very affected in its march capacity. In addition to this regiment (IR 11) the roads assigned to it were exceptionally in bad conditions. Around noon from the edge of the the forest due west of Kalej, the III.Btl was attacked suddenly and unexpectedly with machine guns and bombs by 9 Polish airplanes flying at low height from the direction of Czestochowa.

The companies took cover in the ditches to the sides of the route. Seemingly by the low height, the dropped bombs did not explode. Thus, for example, a bomb fell no more than two steps of Hauptmann Rümenapp. Oberleutnant Emmerich received the order of Oberst Haase to continue the march in loosing formation. The regiment had lost only a dead, a bomb fell on its back. At 17:00 hours, the AR 14 opened fire against a line of fortifications in Grabovka it was had the suspicion that they were already occupied. Towards the night it was reached the assigned objective, Kalej, which already was occupied by the 2. /AA 14; the 2. /AR14 maintained its fire against positions in the neighborhood of Tschenstochau.

Sources: Bój Wołyńskiej Brygady Kawalerii pod Mokrą1 września 1939 r. Piotr Witkowski.
Lexikon der Wehrmacht - 1_ Panzerdivision SR 1.htm
La Campaña de Polonia. Robert Jars. Círculo Militar. Vol 423.
Tres días en septiembre. http://www.recogito.l.pl/spis_recogito_ao.htm
Artillerie-Regiment 14 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht.htm
LUCHA EN SEPTIEMBRE 1939, en las cercanías de Działoszyn
der Geschichte des 11. (Sächs. ) Infanterie-Regiments.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... n/14ID.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /1PD-R.htm
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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by Domen123 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:59 am

Polish 7th Infantry Division was attacked by 1,5 armoured corps and 1 infantry corps. On 1 September and 2 September 1939 it was involved in combats against 1. Pz.Div. in the area: the line of Liswarta - Panki - the line of Warta - area north from Czestochowa - Biala. Since 2 September 1939 it was involved in heavy combats against German 2. Lei.Div. in the area Zarki - Lelow - Szczekociny and in the area Zloty Potok - Janow. Since the beginning of war 7 DP was also under heavy pressure of German IV. AK (4. and 14. Inf.Div.) which was advancing towards Czestochowa, where heavy combats took place. Also 3. Lei.Div. participated in combats against 7 DP (since 2.9.1939 it was attacking towards Szczekociny - Koniecpol - Janow).

Despite they huge advantage (5 divisions - including 3 armoured or light - against 1 division) the Germans payed heavy price in equipment for the destruction of 7 DP - since 1 September to 4 September 7 dac (7th Heavy Artillery Battalion) and 7 pal (7th Light Artillery Regiment) alone destroyed several dozens armoured vehicles. The fact that after capitulation of remnants of 7 DP (which took place on 4 September) Germans captured only 8 guns, proves that artillery fought until the bitter end.

On 02.09.1939 near the village of Biała 2nd battery of 7 dac (3 x 155mm howitzers wz. 17) destroyed 3 German tanks from 1st Panzer-Division - Leutnant Riedinger of Pz.Rgt.2 was seriously WIA ("Artillerieüberfall") and died of wounds on 6 IX 1939.

During combats near Zloty Potok and Janow on 03.09.1939 7th, 8th and 9th batteries from III./7 pal destroyed 18 - 23 tanks belonging to German 2nd Leichte-Division. During the same battle I./7 pal destroyed 3 more tanks from this division.

III./7 pal was equipped in 12 howitzers calibre 100mm.

http://jurajskie.strony.pl/ms_zloty.html

Panzers from 2. Leichte-Division and 3. Leichte-Division knocked out near Zarki - Lelow - Szczekociny on 2 IX 1939:

A few dozens of German armoured vehicles were knocked out near Zarki and Lelow on 2 IX 1939 (mainly by 7 pal).
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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by Domen123 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:07 am

More photos of armoured vehicles from 2. and 3. light divisions knocked out near Zarki - Szczekociny - Lelow.

Grave of Mjr. Jan Wrzosek (KIA 3 IX 1939) - great soldier, man and participant of the Olympiad in Berlin.

Polish POWs (remnants from 7 DP) before execution by German soldiers, 09.09.1939 - "these bastards dared to resist us and killed my favourite Hauptmann Lewinsky!" - said Oberst Wessel. Germans also killed 10-years old girl Zosia Wrzochal.

Photo of soldiers of 4th MG company IR.42. few months before Polenfeldzug - "Wir fahren nach Polen für Juden bezahlen". German crimes in Czestochowa on 3 IX 1939 (Einsatzkommando 5/11 from Oppeln) - so called "Bloody Monday":

http://www.strony.com/z%20The%20Price%2 ... nglish.htm

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Czestochowa/cze039.html
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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:17 am

Hello to all :D; thanks for your contributions Domen, about the German IV AK it was composed of 4 ID and 46 ID and only later the 14 ID (within the XVI AK Mot) reverted to it. Now little more about it..........

The Battle by the High Warthe River.

02 September of 1939.

On September 02 of 1939 and after one short artillery preparation, the IR 101, took the edges of the wooded zone in Golce. Soon the regiment reached the objective assigned for that day, the hills near Wreczyca-Wielka, due northwest of Czestochowa.

On September 02 of 1939 the I. /AR 14 supported the IR 11 and the III. /AR 14 was in support of the IR 101; the II. /AR 14 entered in fire position due west of Wreczyca Wielka. The I./AR 50 was emplaced to the east of Klepaczka. The I.Group lost three horses due to an aerial attack. The Groups I. and III shot 250 projectiles against field positions due northwest of Czestochowa (Tschenstochau) and towards Grabovka

Since the morning, the main defensive position of the 7 DP, on the west side of Czestochowa was bombed by the Luftwaffe and the German heavy artillery. The main units of the 1 Pz pressed forwards in the direction of Kamyk and Radostków and, next, in Mykanów.

During the day the IV Bombing Group carried out an incursion on the German armor columns losing almost a 50% of its planes.

Sources: Bój Wołyńskiej Brygady Kawalerii pod Mokrą1 września 1939 r. Piotr Witkowski.
Lexikon der Wehrmacht - 1_ Panzerdivision SR 1.htm
La Campaña de Polonia. Robert Jars. Círculo Militar. Vol 423.
Tres días en septiembre. http://www.recogito.l.pl/spis_recogito_ao.htm
Artillerie-Regiment 14 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht.htm
LUCHA EN SEPTIEMBRE 1939, en las cercanías de Działoszyn
der Geschichte des 11. (Sächs. ) Infanterie-Regiments.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... n/14ID.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /1PD-R.htm
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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by Domen123 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:15 pm

tigre wrote:about the German IV AK it was composed of 4 ID and 46 ID and only later the 14 ID (within the XVI AK Mot) reverted to it.
Mea culpa, of course 46 ID not 14! :oops: Thanks for another excellent post! 8)

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tigre wrote:[...] The I./SR 12 launched its charge through the coverless ground counting on with a double support; on one hand the fire of the AR 103 and on the other hand the 6. /SR 12 (reserve of the regiment) reinforced by light armored vehicles (panzerspähwagen) 8x8 of AA 7. The assigned objective was taken by 18:00 hours. The 6. Company, which had reached its objective advancing through the forest, had suffered heavy losses (10 KIA and 20 WIA). [...]
German armoured car knocked out in the mentioned battle of Ostrowy on 2 IX (from Ebay.de) - probably from AA 7:

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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:24 pm

Thanks Domen :D; yes I think it was from AA 7 since the 4 Pz was fighting there.

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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:17 am

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

The Battle by the High Warthe River.

03 September of 1939.

In the morning of 03 of September of 1939, the Lodz Army settles in its defensive positions on the line Warta - Widawka; from south to north were deployed the Cavalry Brigade “Volhynia”, the 30 DP, the 28 DP and the 10 DP.

The Germans resumed their ground and aerial attacks inflicting strong casualties in Sieradz. Meanwhile in the south the annihilation of the 7 DP in Janow is completed and General Gosiorowski was taken prisoner with all his General Staff.

On September 03 of 1939, the IR 11 received the task of conquering the Polish resistence line due west of Grabowka. The Regiment advanced in the middle of a dense fog, with two battalions in forward edge (II. and III.) and the I. Battalion in reserve. The III. Battalion had detached a patrol in charge of an officer (the Chief of the 10. Company) which detected that the fortifications had been left by the adversary. Except the disadvantages caused by the blast of a bridge in the Tschenstochau - Klobuzko route and a marshy sector of a stream due south-east of Szarlejka, the IR 11 did not find other difficulties.

During this day the 14. /IR 11 had received the order to execute a vigorous reconnaissance on the northeast sector of Tschenstochau/Czestochowa. The reconnaissance detachment (integrated by 4 MG-PKW, motorcycles and an anti-tank gun) entered in the city without finding resistence. Part of the regiment (III. Battalion) continued the march towards Gorne-Dolna and the I. Battalion marched to the city where it was received with flowers by the population of Germanic ethnic group. The ground which surrounded the urban area had been mined and a mobile field kitchen of the II. Battalion was destroyed.

Sources: Bój Wołyńskiej Brygady Kawalerii pod Mokrą1 września 1939 r. Piotr Witkowski.
Lexikon der Wehrmacht - 1_ Panzerdivision SR 1.htm
La Campaña de Polonia. Robert Jars. Círculo Militar. Vol 423.
Tres días en septiembre. http://www.recogito.l.pl/spis_recogito_ao.htm
Artillerie-Regiment 14 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht.htm
LUCHA EN SEPTIEMBRE 1939, en las cercanías de Działoszyn
der Geschichte des 11. (Sächs. ) Infanterie-Regiments.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... n/14ID.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /1PD-R.htm
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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:03 am

Hello to all :D; the last part of it..........

The Battle by the High Warthe River.

03 September of 1939.

The night from the 02 till 03 of September of 1939 passed in calm. Around mid-morning on September 03 of 1939 an advanced detachment marched towards Radomsko. The SR 12 rested and for the first time the listened the “Polenlied” by the radio. At 16:00 hours the SR 12 marched to its next objective (Rgt.Staff, II. Btl, light Column of infantry, I. Btl) behind the NA 79. The objective of the march of 20 kilometers (due west of Kruszyna) was reached to midnight travelling by sandy and marshy tracks. After a short rest the march continued towards the south of Szczepocice.

In spite of an aerial raid carried out by the II. Bombing Group on German armored elements in the region of Radomsk - Kamiensk, losing 6 airplanes, the 4 Pz seized both localities before mentioned and threatened Piotrkow. Radomsk was occupied around 07:45 hours; at 09:00 hours air strike and at 11:00 hours conquest of Kamiensk.

The contact between the Armies Lodz and Krakow was broken and the cavalry brigade fell back on Kaliska. General Rommel (Commander of the Lodz Army) was forced to improvise a weak cork between Kamiensk and Piotrkow with the 2 pp reinforced with the Machine-gun battalion 7.

In order to avoid the encirclement of Lodz by the south and to assure the contact with the right wing of the Prusia Army (in the region of Tomaszow-Maz.) General Rommel decided to break away completely the contact with the Krakow Army and deployed his army on the Warta and the Widawka facing to the southwest and between the Widawka and the Pilica with its front of the south. After the first three days of battle, the Germans had secured their objectives and they were prepared to fight the breakthrough battle.

Sources: Bój Wołyńskiej Brygady Kawalerii pod Mokrą1 września 1939 r. Piotr Witkowski.
Lexikon der Wehrmacht - 1_ Panzerdivision SR 1.htm
La Campaña de Polonia. Robert Jars. Círculo Militar. Vol 423.
Tres días en septiembre. http://www.recogito.l.pl/spis_recogito_ao.htm
Artillerie-Regiment 14 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht.htm
LUCHA EN SEPTIEMBRE 1939, en las cercanías de Działoszyn
der Geschichte des 11. (Sächs. ) Infanterie-Regiments.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... n/14ID.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /1PD-R.htm
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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Mon May 24, 2010 6:14 am

Hello to all :D; the history follows towards Piotrkow......................

The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.

On September 04 of 1939, in the morning, the Army Corps of General Kruszewski (North group of the Army “Prussia”) tried to move from Tomaszow-Maz. towards Piotrkow/Petrikau under protection of a weak cork organized the previous day on the line Belchatow - Rosprza. General Dab-Biernacki (Commander of the Army “Prussia”) prescinded of General Kruszewski and actually he personally commanded the troops

The German attack was launched by two armored divisions (the 1 Pz and the 4 Pz) within the framework of the XVI AK (Mot) under Command of General Hoeppner. Coming from Kamiensk, the 4 Pz, managed to conquer two bridgeheads in the Polish defensive position, in Lask and Rosprza. In spite of the threat that means the Cavalry Brigade “Wilno” deployed in the forests of Lubien on its right flank, the German Commander, decided to penetrate towards Piotrkow; nevertheless, the advance was delayed by a Polish bombing.

On the other hand the 1 Pz, which had reached to the left the same height that its neighbor (the 4 Pz) forced the crossing of the Widawka advancing towards the northeast in a diverging axis and broke its contact with the other Pz Division. The Polish troops already weakened, tired by the constant fights and badly led only offered a slight resistance. It is precise to comment that General Dab-Biernacki had a little professional knowledge and had not made any War School, hence his designation to Command the Army Prussia had been due to friendship; from the beginning of his career he had been within the circle of the great Marshal Pilsudski.

Sources: Aus der Geschichte Panzer Grenadier Regiment 12 (SR 12). Oskar Schaub.
Piotrkow 1939. W. Zalewski. Bellona. Warszawa 2000.
La Campaña de Polonia. Robert Jars. Círculo Militar. Buenos aires.
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/wwii/panzer/images/AA4-Koeln.jpg
http://home.hccnet.nl/e.kooistra/fortzetzung5_6_7.html

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