WWII Weekend Eisenhower Farm NPS
Our 2016 impression differed from previous
years. This time we were portraying the squadron as
they may have looked after pulling off the front lines
in Chambois. Accomodations in the field were meant
to be sparse and represent a period of reorganization
ppor. Petronis and drg. Jadaszewski consult the map.
Records indicate the division concentrated east of the river Dives
near Barou-Norrey en Auge and Grand Mesnil. Apparently it was
map ref 266388 perhaps near hill 123.
drg. Cooper mans the WS19 in the carrier to
maintain contact with regimental HQ.
Makeshift sleeping quarters for the carrier crew. The
straw wasn't too terribly uncomfortable but we
did encounter a few lumps.
Laundry and shaving were top priorities on the list.
A period Polish typewriter sits atop a captured German map of the area.
On the paper are the names and ranks of original members of the regiment
killed during the Battle of Falaise. A poignant reminder of
the brave men who we are honored to portray. They were;
Kaczor, Czestau plut.Pdf.zymn
Kmit, Wladystaw drgn. WS op
Krupa, Jan drgn Bren gunner
Sienkiewicz, Franciszek plut. Zca dcy pl.
Szalowski, Henryk krp. Driver UC
Wrorkowski, Alojzy krp driver HT, HQ pl
Wysocki, Jan st. drgn. Recce plt, driver UC
Adamski, Ludwik st.drgn
Basista, Jozef kpr. HQ pltn
Borkowski, Edward plut.pchor. Recce HQ
Gasiorek, Wladyslaw HQ ogn
Komola, Waclaw st.dragn. WS OP
Mazur, Jan kpr.
Opolski, Stefan drgn.
Pawelko, Jozef drgn. WS19 OP
Przymenski, Edmund krp. Reece pltn, HQ UC
Smorag, Jan st.drgn. Recce pltn UC driver
Turowski, Stanislaw drg Bren gunner
Wolnik, Emil kpr
Zielenski, Tedor st.drgn.
Baran, Waclaw drgn, motorcyclist
Recce pltn. UC driver
Darsicki, Adolf Bren gunner
Tuszynski, Maksymilian kpr.
Stefan kpr. HQ sqdrn
Kolankiewicz, Adam drgn. Driver Jeep
Jan 1 a-tk pltn, gunner
Wlodzimicrz por. HQ sqdrn
plut. Moore discusses the Vickers gun and other platoon weapons.
For a demonstration of Vickers crew deployment, see our youtube
Here we cut another pole for our cammo net. We are proving beyond
doubt that a 70-year old British issue chain saw still works quite well.
Although it does tend to damage one's fingers when pulling.