The Battle by the High Warthe River.

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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Mon May 31, 2010 5:39 pm

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

The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.

On September 04 of 1939 the SR 1 continued the advance towards the east and around 14:00 hours it had found resistance in Laski. During the building of a makeshift bridge there, the 2. /SR 1 underwent serious losses. The enemy still occupied the forest of Wygoda and had to be reduced. When the night fell, the Regiment broke away from the enemy and established a bridgehead in Jezow.

The recce troop Leutnant Metzger was conducting reconnaissance in the woods of Lubien. In early morning he attacked from south and southwest many times and found the woods was occupied by strong enemy force. Then all of a sudden on the southern edge he received strong enemy fire. The 8-wheeled armored car was hit, and Panzerschütze Beyer and Saynisch was killed. It was impossible to move using backward steering because Saynisch layed there. Still the heavily wounded troop leader and Panzerschütze Völker was able to bail out. The third light armored car recovered the troop leader in spite of heavy infantry fire, but Panzerschütze Völker died in the process. The second light armored car, only 100m away during the recovery attempt, drove back but the chassis fell into swampy field. But the crew Gefreiter Schmidt, Panzerschütze Bruner, Funker Süß did not give up, and with the help of some Volksdeutschen civilian, the vehicle was again able to move. They returned to the Abteilung. Recce troop Wachtmeister Dölling came back with heavily exhausted Leutnant Metzger. Three killed comrades and a heavily wounded officer will remain in the history of the Aufklärungsabteilung.

On September 04 of 1939, the 14 ID which previously had been subordinate to a motorised Army Corps returned to its old IV A.K., under Command of General d Infanterie v. Schwedler. The march of the division continued in the following order: The I.R. 101 in the lead, the I.R. 11 in the second line and behind followed the IR. 53. At 08:00 hours, the IR 11 had left its bivouac and then marched towards PACIERZOW with his I. Battalion., then the III. Battalion and finally the II. Battalion. The regiment encamped along the PACIERZOW-Piaski highway. Attacks to the bivouac were registered for the first time during the night on the part of civilians reason why it was ordered to the troops to be ready to march, with the vehicles on the way and with the horses saddled.

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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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:13 pm

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

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.
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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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:51 pm

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

The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.

05 Sep 1939.

The German attack: the 4 Pz which attacked alone, because the 1 Pz went towards Borawski-Gorami, had struck around noon the positions of the 19 DP. Violent combats were developed, but the Poles held their positions. The local reserves of the Polish division carry out a counterattack generating a quite difficult situation for the adversary.

Unfortunately the looked for release was not obtained and past the first moment of surprise, the 4 Pz gave back the blow with violence. The defensive position of the 19 DP was finally broken around 16:00 hours, and the Polish division suffered serious losses. The locality of Piotrkow was conquered after two hours of intense combats.

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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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:56 pm

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

The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.

05 Sep 1939.

The Battle Group II (I./SR 12, I./AR 103, 2. /Pz Abw. Abt 49) began its march at dawn and on the route to Piotrkow it found strong resistance in Laski - Zerno by polish troops which were marching to the south. This enemy was destroyed. In the evening was conquered a security position due north of the Prudka. The PR 35 surpassed the group and advanced towards Gemulin.

The Battle Group I (II. /SR 12, II. /AR 103, 1. Pz Abw 49 Abt and one company of the Pi Btl 62) attacked from the north of Siodemka in that same direction; at 14:00 hours the II. /SR 12 attacked the heights of Borowa (Level 226) with the 7. Company to the right, the 5. Company to the left and the 6. Company in reserve and rejected the enemy. When the night settled down the companies fell back and in that situation the 7. /SR 12 was counterattacked without having an organized line of resistance therefore suffering serious losses.

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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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:38 pm

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

The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.

05 Sep 1939.

The Germans exploited the penetration immediately and the 4 Pz was sent towards Tomaszow-Maz. to the assault of the positions of the 13 DP; Wolborz fell around midnight conquered by a tank group. A part of the German armor division had to stop and to solve the destiny of thousands of combatants of the 19 DP which with pkl Kwasciszewski (Commander of the division) ahead was taken as prisoners.

During the night the 29 DP launched several counterattacks on the flank of the penetration in order to restrain it, but these attempts were fragmented and without a coordinated plan, therefore they finished in failures and with strong losses. The German reactions rejected the 29 DP of the Pilica and their elements fell back in disorder.

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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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:03 pm

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

The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.

05 Sep 1939.

PR 36 breached the new Polish front to the east of the Wolborz line - Bedkow and at dusk projected a wedge armored towards Cekanow. AA 7 protected the left flank towards the northwest from Bedkow. The I./MR. 12 followed after the armored vanguard and at dusk it took positions on the left from the highway covering to the north.

The II. /SR 12 followed behind the PR 35 by Laski - Oprzozow - Piotrkow. In Srocko the vanguard (7. /SR 12) was attacked by Polish light armored vehicles; the 5. and the 7. Companies took defensives positions momentarily. The advance continued by Podolin - Czarnocin - Biezwody to Bedkow, where the companies assured during the night. The II. /35 PR took all-round positions due west of Rudnik and the I./PR 35 in Biezwody.

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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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:50 pm

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The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.

06 Sep 1939.

On September 6, 1939, the IR 11 achieved the assigned objective, the outskirts of Przedborz, in the evening. Here it took some rest. The 13th ID (Mot.) was following behind. By nightfall the shooting was increased at Przedborz, especially in the sector of II. Battalion. Oberleutnant Emmerich personally received the order of Oberst Hasse to restore the calm in the town. The14. Company went into position with two Platoons in the middle of the town’s square and opened fire with explosive shells. The effect of the grenades was amazing and the quiet was restored, a house to house search performed by the company yielded no results. The destruction of a bridge over the Czarta delayed the surpassing of the motorized division so that the pause was extended.

The 4 Pz attacked relentlessly throughout the day on September 06 and towards the evening it had reached Tomaszow-Maz. seizing the city's southern sector. The polish 13 DP made one last counterattack to liberate the town with no results and the worn out Polish division could not prevent the Germans to conquer the entire town.

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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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:44 pm

Hello to all :D; the history ends......................

The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.

06 Sep 1939.

The battle on the Polish side was conducted in a disorderly and erratic manner without the General Dab-Biernacki has been able to know how or to conceive an operation with all his forces, for example the Cavalry Brigade Wilno remained secluded in the forest of Lubién and thus, as the fight ended, three Polish infantry divisions were put out of action one after another.

While the PR 2 fought intensely during September 6, 1939 in Zawada, the SR 1 rejected violent counterattacks on Petrikau Polish / Piotrkow.

Thus, the General v. Reichenau counting on the armored spearhead of the 4th Pz has been able to accomplish the following:

Open the way to Warsaw from Piotrkow to Rawa-Mazowiecka .

It destroyed a large part of Polish reserves.

Isolated the Second Army Corps of Army "Prussia."

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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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:25 am

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Kazanow - Sep 07, 1939.

During the afternoon of September 6, 1939 the 1. Le Div belonging to XIV AK (Mot) attacked towards Konskie, in fact after the change in the direction of the attack only the reserve elements were involved in the action, the KSB.6 and the I./Pz.Rgt.11 on orders of Major v.Seckendorff.

The first contact was on the road from Czermna to Wyszyna with the Reconnaissance squadron of the 163 pp (36 DP Res). German units attacked Rudą Maleniecką, which was defended by the 3. Company of the I. / 163 pp. To close the gap of 20 km between the 36 DP Res and 3. DP, rtm's B. Riczki squadron was detached to Stąporkowa and Krasnej.

Sources: http://www.konskie.org.pl/2010/12/ruda- ... -1939.html
Woje polskie 1939-1945: przewodnik encyklopedyczny pod redakcją Krzysztof Komorowski

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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:47 am

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Kazanow - Sep 07, 1939.

During the night from 06 to September 7, 1939 the situation of the 36 DP Res deteriorated and a withdrawal towards Konskie was decided. Taking advantage of the fog at 22:00 hours on September 7, 1939 the division took positions around Konskie, with the 163 pp deployed in the western of Modliszewic and southwestern of Nowi Kazanow.

At approximately 14:00 hours and with strong support from artillery the German attack was precipitated, the fight continued until dark (troops of the IV AK). During the night the Polish troops had to retreat to the east, with the new assembly area east of the road Skarżysko - Szydłowiec in the forests south of Sadek and west of Kierza. The pulk Ostrowski led the staff, the company command, the reconnaissance squadron and most of the rolling stock to Barak. Other columns marched by Nowy Kazanów, Końskie, Furmanów, Hutę, Barak y Piłę, Kozią Wolę, Niekłań, Majdów, Skarżysko Książęce. In the night elements of IV.A.K. take Konskie.

Sources: http://www.konskie.org.pl/2010/12/ruda- ... -1939.html
Woje polskie 1939-1945: przewodnik encyklopedyczny pod redakcją Krzysztof Komorowski
http://www.dws.org.pl/viewtopic.php?f=9 ... &sk=t&sd=a

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Re: The Battle by the High Warthe River.

Post by tigre » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:53 am

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The fighting by Piotrkow - September 1939.

Sources: http://odkrywca.pl/pokaz_watek.php?id=652592#844316

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