1st Polish Armoured division

Discussion in 'Allied Units - Others' started by Pak75, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Pak75

    Pak75 Junior Member

    Hello

    I am currently looking at operations of 1st Polish Armoured Division in August 1944, operations Totalize, Tractable and the closing of Falaise gap.

    Information seems to be a bit scarce or in Polish - funny that...

    I have General Maczek's operational report for the month and a copy of Mcgilvray's 'The Black Devils March - A Doomed Odyssey' but both are short on details and tank loss statistics.
    I have found a reference to a regimental history for the 10th Mounted Rifles (10PSK) which was one of regiments in the PAD but this was published in Nuremburg in 1947 and could be in Polish...

    If anyone has any war diaries or information on tank losses, etc that would be much appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. Pak75

    Pak75 Junior Member

    From the Black Devils:

    10 PSK Losses 8 -27 August 1944
    Cromwells 16 des, 12 damaged = 28
    Stuarts.......4 des, 2 damaged = 6
    Other.........1 des, 2 damaged = 3

    Other regiments were:
    24th Uhlans (Lancers)
    1st Tank Regiment
    2nd tank Regiment

    But no more info on these 3 regiments...

    Cheers
     
  3. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hi Pak 75

    These may not be the specific tanks you are looking for but they are census numbers seen on 1st Polish Armoured Division tanks in the UK and NWE.
    Cromwells
    T187897, T187914, T187921, T187930, T187935, T187942, T187949, T187964, T187998, T189685
    Stuarts
    T224229, T224267, T224268, T224273, T271169, T271200, T271222, T271234, T271240, T271325, T271347, T271353, T271383, T271434, T271450, T271529, T271530

    10th Mounted Rifles
    Cromwells
    T187427, T187905, T187924, T188057, T188451, T188476

    Hope it is of some use.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  4. Pak75

    Pak75 Junior Member

    Thanks Kevin
    As you mention UK I presume these are not knocked out tanks?

    Cheers
     
  5. Pak75

    Pak75 Junior Member

    Hi
    Attached is a more recent transcript of Maczek's report

    Cheers


    Edit - to big to upload.
    Report is on website Canadian Military History Journal Vol 15 issue 2

    http://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/vol15/iss2/7
     

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