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Łask and Pabianice - September 1939.
On the night of 6/7 September, the regiment spent in the area south-east of Zdunska Wola. The Regiment's HQ spent the night at the station "Krasnica" [probably about Karsznice].
On September 7 it went to the east and at 16:00 hours the I./IR 55 had reached Markówki [8 km west of Pabianice]. Since the village was inhabited by many Germans the battalion was greeted warmly and took a break. Suddenly came an urgent order to march. It turned out that the Leibstandarte (SSLAH) was trapped in Pabianice and its attacks failed because of the strong resistance of the opponent. The IR 55 reinforced with the II./AR 17 was ordered to reach Kudrowice on the Lodz-Pabianice highway and maneuver around the Pabianice-Rzgów road to break the enemy's resistance fighting against the Leibstandarte. It was assigned the 1./Pi 17 and was also sent a tank company at Piątkowiska (I. / PR 23).
The I./PR 55 marched toward Piątkowiska. The other battalions relentlessly followed. In Piątkowiska they found the tanks. Since the other troops were still in progress, the regimental commander ordered the attack by the I./IR 55 according to the following deployment: two companies on the right, a company on the left. Meanwhile, the tanks were coming back and reported that both the railway embankment as the hills behind the route are occupied by the enemy (single infantry and machine guns). To move faster, some soldiers of the I./IR 55 boarded the tanks. Suddenly, during the movement the enemy opened fire with machine guns. The battle began! ..............
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Foto Panzer Tank Polen Krobanow Lodz Lask Pabianice.
If what say the auction is correct these pictures correspond to the described action. Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.