Date of death
2.5.1945, Sedelsberg, Germany
Evangelischer Friedhof, Remels, Kreis Leer, Germany
Course of events:
First Squadron comes in action, passes a bridge and reaches the region
of Grossander, where they find road-demolitions and the enemy's resistance,
(about one company of infantry).
Thanks to the Squadron's heavy pressure and fierce fire, the resistance
A small bridge (partly damaged) and road-demolitions were restored within
Grossander was captured.
Three kilometres East of Grossander the 1st. Squadron meets obstacles:
a hole in the way, two barricades and a small bridge with mines, which were
strongly defended by the enemy.
The squadron met very heavy mortar-artillery and machinegun fire.
The swampy field prevents leaving the way and passing the obstacles.
The commander of this squadron, with a section of the storm-platoon
made a reconnaissance on the obstacles on foot.
One Dragoon Squadron came to reinforce them.
At 11.25 hours heavy antitank-fire (probably 6 guns SP 88 mm and 75 mm)
and a fierce attack of heavy enemys artillery and infantry in the bushes on
the roadside caused big losses for the Squadron.
Killed were :
por. BORZEMSKI PAWEŁ, substitute Squadron-Commander
st. strz. LAS WITOLD (died of wounds after evacuation)
strz. PIASKOWSKI ( died of wounds after evacuation.)
One tank was destroyed and three tanks were damaged.
The 1 st. squadron remains in his taken position.
The regiment-commander orders to stop the efforts to force the barricades.
Source:10 PUŁK STRZELCÓW KONNYCH w KAMPANII 1944-1945
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