Hauptmann Helmut Lunke - chef of secret service (Ic) from Stab of 13. Infanterie-Division (mot.) - KIA in his armoured car on 1st of October 1939 during the battle of Kock (on the road Radzyń Podlaski - Kock).
There is even a short note on Christoph Avender's ww2 day by day about it:
A armoured recon-platoon under Hptm.Lunke was sent to the russians at Kock to negotiate about the exact demarcationline did not return.
Relations and memories of Polish soldiers of course also say about this event. According to Polish sources 3 German armoured cars were destroyed. All Germans were killed or captured:
Njorl wrote:2nd Lieutenant Czesław Hake, commissary officer:
(...) From diary: Oszczepalin Pierwszy, 2.X.39r. - a plane flying low was seen yesterday. It was ours. We crossed a river. On the road 3 knocked-out armour cars. Massacre inside.(...)
(...) One of our wachmeisters told me a story about finishing-off of these hitlerite armoured vehicles. I don't remeber though which cavalry regiment did it. Our men were in a scrub, about 500 metres from the road. They had an AT gun and AT rifles. When enemy vehicles appeared on the distant horizon, the sharpshooters with AT rifles hid in the potatoe field. They were given the task to finish off the last vehicle. They were to start as soon as AT gun fired. The enemy was allowed to move to point where road passed near the scrub and the the AT gunner pulled the trigger.
The vehicle stopped after second shot. A few seconds later the second armour was pierced. In the same time uhlans coped with third armoured car that turned out to be radio. They hit the engine which burst into flames. Krauts bailed out and then our lmgs started its play.
All that lasted over a dozen seconds. Later it was found out, that two holes made by our projectiles in armour of first car were so close to each other that they could both be covered with a palm.(...)
Jan Kaczorowski, since Sept. 6th head medical officer of regiment:
(...) After this incident the Brigade reached Kock, where following event took place on October 1st: mounted officers recon squad identified 3 German armour units on move towards Kock. 10th Uhlan Regiment, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Busler, had set up an ambush and destroyed the enemy. Only 2 German mechanicians survived - wounded in the head. Interrogation and captured documents revealed, that this was Hitler's delegation sent from Breslau to agree details of partition of Poland. A map found in vehicles had Curzon line drew in blue, which separated areas of German and Soviet influence over captured Polish territory. (...)
The same place:
The same place - another destroyed armoured car:
And what about this? Could somebody say something on it?:
Domen121 wrote:Oberst Rittau - commander of Infanterie-Regiment 102. (24. ID) - KIA in Łowicz (Polish offensive at the Bzura) on 12.09.1939.
Major von Bohlen - commander of (or at least officer serving in) III./Infanterie-Regiment 51. (18. ID) - KIA in Słupia on 09.09.1939.
Are these two informations correct?