5th Kresowa Infantry Division (Poland)

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Emblem of the division worn as a shoulder patch and painted on vehicles

The Polish 5th Kresowa Infantry Division (Polish: 5 Kresowa Dywizja Piechoty) was a Polish Armed Forces in the West unit fighting during World War II in the Italian Front. It was formed in March 1943. It was part of the Władysław Anders' 2nd Polish Corps, affiliated with the Western Allies.

It was commanded by Zygmunt Bohusz-Szyszko (1943) and Nikodem Sulik (from 1943 to 1946).

Composition:

The division was named after the Kresy region (eastern borderlands of the Second Polish Republic).

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