Identify please this recon unit in the invasion of Poland?

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Byrden
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Identify please this recon unit in the invasion of Poland?

Post by Byrden » 24 Aug 2022 01:03

I'm reading a firsthand account of a German scout unit's actions in Poland.
German censors apparently did not allow the unit's place in the army to be revealed. The book only says that it's the 7. Panzerspähschwadron of a well-known unit.
What I've read so far, is that this squadron crossed the border into Poland at dawn on 1 September at Hladovka.
Can somebody better informed than me, say who I'm reading about? I'd like to track down photos of the vehicles if possible.

David

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Re: Identify please this recon unit in the invasion of Poland?

Post by GregSingh » 24 Aug 2022 02:09

Part of Aufklärungs-Regiment 9 of 4.leichte Division.
https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gl ... 4leDiv.htm
https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gl ... Reg9-R.htm
http://niehorster.org/011_germany/39_or ... lt-04.html
http://www.niehorster.org/011_germany/3 ... Aufkl.html

Although according to maps, Aufklärungs-Regiment actually crossed border 30km to the East, on the other side of Tatra Mountains, and was moving towards Nowy Targ along Białka river valley; not in Hladovka like the rest of 4.leichte Division, which was moving towards Nowy Targ along Czarny Dunajec river valley.

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Re: Identify please this recon unit in the invasion of Poland?

Post by Byrden » 24 Aug 2022 07:47

The place is undoubtedly Hladovka. He describes the castle at Orav and Podzamok, the troops quartered in Trstena Monastery, the attack towards Hladovka that hits a barrier at the bridge, then passing through a built up area on the way to Sucha Hora. I am checking everything he says against Google Earth and it's very correct and specific.

David

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