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The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.
At dawn on September 05 of 1939, the Polish deployment was as follows:
- 2 pp reinforced with the 7. Machine-gun battalion, in the line Belchatow - Rosprza.
- Cavalry Brigade “Wilno” in the forest of Lubien (the 23 Pul ahead in Pzerdbord).
- 19 DP occupying positions in front of Piotrkow.
- 29 DP occupying positions on the Pilica, in the region of Sulejow.
- 13 DP in Tomaszow-Maz., with some elements advanced on Wolborz.
During the course of the morning, the 4 Pz reassumed the attack on Belchatow whereas took advantage of the success achieved the previous day in Rosprza; there the weak cork was completely annihilated and the Germans took contact with the Army Corps Kruszewski.
On September 05 of 1939, the 4 Pz knocked strong defensive positions of the enemy on the line Lasky - Dolny - Wola Lekowskaja.
The PR 2 attacked towards Petrikau with intention to continue the rupture on Wolborz. Petrikau was taken suffering some losses and a bridgehead was settled down there.
The SR 1 pressed on Petrikau. At dusk, the soldiers of the I. Battalion, entered the locality. It was not until late in the night that the place was finally cleared of the enemies. The regiment assumed the security of the city.
On September 05 of 1939 at 06:00 hours the IR 11 continued towards CIELETNIKI. The previous night were registered some shots were fired by the civil populace. Some changes in the rolls had taken place there, Oberleutnant Pinckert was designated as Aide of the II. Battalion, Leutnant Gerngroß assumed as Order’s Officer in the III. Battalion and Leutnant Niepold went to the 12 ª Company (Amet). The Pilica was crossed in MALUSZIN and towards afternoon it was reached the neighborhoods of KURZDOW.
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.
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