2 Dywizjon Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej DAPLOT #131

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2 Dywizjon Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej DAPLOT #131

Post by namor5 » 07 Jan 2022 16:08

Hello
Looking for information on the 131st Anti-aircraft division, mobilized in Grodno, sent to Krakow 29 August 1939. My late fathers notes place him in the mobilization with retreat to the East and capture by Soviets in Brzezany.
I find very little informative on DAPLOT # 131. Looking to this forum for some help. Thank you

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Re: 2 Dywizjon Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej DAPLOT #131

Post by GregSingh » 08 Jan 2022 05:41

I think it's 131st AA divizion (equivalent of battalion).
According to here: https://www.dws.org.pl/viewtopic.php?f=79&t=13325 it had 3 batteries (each had 4 guns wz. 97/25) under command of Major Bolesław Borowik.

See also here: 2 Dywizjon Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej.
Discussion on Polish forum: 131 Dywizjon Półstały Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej. OPL Kraków
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Re: 2 Dywizjon Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej DAPLOT #131

Post by gebhk » 09 Jan 2022 11:39

To expand a little on GregSingh's comments and suggestions;

The 2 daplot (Dywizjon Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej) was a peacetime training and depot unit. When the army went from a peacetime to a wartime footing, it mobilised a number of combat units, including HQ 131 semi-permanent daplot (dowodztwo dywizjonu artylerii przeciwlotniczej polstalej nr 131) and 131, 132 and 133 semi-permanent 75mm antiaricraft artillery batteries type II (baterie polstale artylerii przeciwlotniczej 75mm typ II - sing bateria polstala artylerii przeciwlotniczej 75mm typ II). The literally translated 'semi-permanent' description refers to the dywizjon being only equipped with a very limited allocation of vehicles to move the battery from one static defence position to another. The above subunits were mobilised in Grodno in Emergency Mobilisation Group G2 (24-26 August) with assigned mobilisation deadlines of 42, 24, 30 and 40 hours respectively from midnight 26.8.39.

Once formed, the unit was assigned to the defence of Krakow. Prior to Krakow falling it was evacuated eastwards, arriving in Luck, on or before 12.9.39. Following the Soviet invasion, 131 daplot was disbanded either during the night of 17-18 or 18-19.9.39. Unfortunately, virtually all of the officers of the unit fell into Soviet hands and were subsequently murdered.

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Re: 2 Dywizjon Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej DAPLOT #131

Post by namor5 » 06 Feb 2022 00:57

Great information. Thanks so much

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Re: 2 Dywizjon Artylerii Przeciwlotniczej DAPLOT #131

Post by namor5 » 06 Feb 2022 16:02

namor5 wrote:
06 Feb 2022 00:57
Great information that is so helpful. Thanks so much GregSingh and gebhk.

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