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Combats of the 1st Czechoslovak Independent Tank Brigade
Combats at Jaslo (15.-16.01.1945)
Command: clear enemy defensive positions at Jaslo and support Soviet attack towards Polish city Krakov.

Place: Jaslo (Poland)
Date: 15.01.1945
Czechoslovak unit: 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps
in particular: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th artillery regiments
Allied forces: artillery units of Soviet 38th army
Enemy forces: German 17th army
in particular: 545th and 320th grenadier divisons and units of XI. army corps SS
Brief info: from 08:45 to 9:50 against German positions ran artillery fire from 1443 cannons and heavy mortars (148 muzzles belonged to Czechoslovak regiments)
Czechoslovak casualties: 6 soldiers killed and 18 wounded, 1 mortar 120 mm destroyed
Enemy casualties: [uwc]
Unit awards: 2nd, 4th and 5th artillery regiments got honorary degree Jaslo's regiments




Place: Jaslo (Poland)
Date: 15.-16.01.1945
Czechoslovak unit: 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps
in particular: 2 platoons [1] of the 1st Cs. Independent Tank Brigade
Allied forces: Soviet 70th guards, 140th, 241st, 305th rifle divisions and 12th guards tank regiment [2]
Enemy forces: German 17th army
in particular: 545th and 320th grenadier divisons and units of XI. army corps SS[3]
Brief chronology: from 09:45 combats of altitudes 379 and 382 southwards Jaslo, which were captured at 10:50. At 13:00 tanks achieved settlement Swierchowa, where continued in support of attacking Soviet infantry. To the end of day forded river Wis³oka, destroyed German emplacement here and achieved settlement Za³eŸe. Next day continued in action towards village Dzielec far-away 25 km from original position. In the evening tanks were recalled from mission.
Czechoslovak casualties: 2 soldiers killed and 9 wounded, 1 tank T-34/76 destroyed and 1 tank damaged
Enemy casualties: 2 bunkers, 1 anti-tank cannon, 5 machine-gun nests, 60 grenadiers



[1] - 5x T-34/76, 1x SU-85.
[2] - reminiscences of K.S. Moskalenko.
[3] - in reminiscences of K.S. Moskalenko mentioned e.g. German 153rd construction battalion.

abreviations:
[uwc] = unknown whole casualties, [tba] = to be added

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