Pomeranian Army ( Polish: ) was one of the Armia Pomorze Polish armies to take part in the Polish Defensive War of 1939. It was officially created on March 23, 1939. Led by Gen.dyw. Władysław Bortnowski, it consisted of 5 infantry divisions, 2 National Defence brigades and 1 cavalry brigade.
The Army was tasked to defend
Toruń and Bydgoszcz from a possible German attack and to carry out delaying actions in the " Polish Corridor" area.
Operational history [ edit ]
The Pomorze Army suffered severe losses during the
Battle of Tuchola Forest; losing about a third of its strength. In retreat towards Warsaw from September 6, it subordinated itself to Army Poznań and took part in the battle of Bzura (September 9-20).
Organization [ edit ]
The Army was commanded by General
Władysław Bortnowski; his chief of staff was Colonel Ignacy Izdebski.
The composition of the Pomorze Army:
Forces as of 31 August and German plan of attack.
Forces as of 14 September with troop movements up to this date.
Forces after 14 September with troop movements after this date
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