Battle of Tomaszów Mazowiecki

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Battle of Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Part of Invasion of Poland
Date 6 September 1939
Location Near Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland
Result German victory
 Germany  Poland
Commanders and leaders
Nazi Germany Erich Höpner Poland Władysław Zubosz-Kaliński
Two Panzer Divisions of the XVI Panzer Corps 13th Infantry Division
Casualties and losses
100 killed
21 tanks destroyed
770 killed
1023 wounded

Battle of Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Polish: Bitwa pod Tomaszowem Mazowieckim) refers to the battle on 6 September 1939 near the town of Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Second Polish Republic, during the Invasion of Poland.

The area was defended by Polish 13th Infantry Division under Col. Władysław Zubosz-Kaliński, and Germany's assault was carried by two armored divisions of the 16th Panzer Corps. After the day long battle, German forces broke through the Polish defences and took the town. Polish 13th Division sustained heavy losses and was forced to retreat towards Warsaw.


This article incorporates information from the revision as of 16 April 2006 of the equivalent article on the Polish Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 51°32′00″N 20°01′00″E / 51.533333°N 20.016667°E / 51.533333; 20.016667