- Corretion: I meant to say regiment pennon II RP Polish Army regiments all had pennons and I am sure that Polish Army in Exile did as well. ... From:Message 1 of 1 , Aug 30, 2009View SourceCorretion: I meant to say regiment "pennon" II RP Polish Army regiments all had pennons and I am sure that Polish Army in Exile did as well.----- Original Message -----From: Danuta Janina WójcikSent: Sunday, August 30, 2009 3:57 PMSubject: [Kresy-Siberia] C. Bachorz - some new infoDzień Dobry, Edward,Lovely photo of your father and glad to hear that the video was beneficial to you. The insignia on your father's collar was probably your father's regiment. I am not an expert, so I am not sure, but it is likely it is.The Polish Army in Exile units took on the identities of various regiment I can see the insignia on his left chest which is either a bison or bull. He was definately in the 5 Kresowa Infantry Division of the 2nd Polish Corps.Please read this part of the this link:
"After the fall of Poland a Polish Army in Exile was organized, first in France, then in Britain and the Middle East. Its units took on the identities of various regiments and corps of the interwar army, including the 10th Mounted Rifles and the 24th Lancers of the Polish 1st Armored Division in Britain. This division, which fought with great gallantry in Normandy, flew these and other pennons from the radio masts of its vehicles."
Your father's insigna on his shoulders, I see the V.The V = an OR-6 - Sergeant. You should try and crop the photo and zoom in on the shoulder insignia, there maybe 3 stars. I would also crop the photo from the neck down and send it to this person, he may know pioinf@.... pl He has this website in Polish http://www.kki. pl/piojar/ brygad/brygad/ cassino/korpus/ korpus.html
Scroll down and you will see the
5 Kresowa Infantry Division.
Formed in 1941 in the Polish Army wZSRR. After the transfer to Iran of the 5 and 6th Infantry Division was created 5 Kresowa Infantry Division, which included part of the Polish 2nd Corps.
Commanders: Brig. Mieczyslaw Boruta Spiechowicz, Brig. Zygmunt Szyszko-Bohusz, brig gen. Nikodem Sulik.
Danuta----- Original Message -----From: Ed BachorzSent: Sunday, August 30, 2009 6:53 AMSubject: [Kresy-Siberia] some new info [1 Attachment]
Good morning...outside of the Karta page, haven't had
too much lucking garnering information on my father,
Czeslaw Bachorz, (1911-1939). ..I provided the Hoover
Institute the information from the Karta page, but
was provided release information for a Celestin Bachorz,
born in 1922...I have emailed them again, hoping
that I can obtain the proper release information. I did, however,
get some new info this morning,
I watched the following video on youtube
http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=r4TuPa_ PU2g&feature=related
The marching soliders featured in the video and in formation in
what appears to be the Middle East, had the same tunic collar
insignia that my dad had in an old photo, which I am
attaching... I know he was in the Polish 2nd Corps, 5th
Kresowa Division, but perhaps the tunic collar insignia
can actually further identify his military unit...do you recognize it?