1st Army (1. Armia Wojska Polskiego)

Army information
Army troops

Army information

1st Army - 1.AWP (1. Armia Wojska Polskiego) - assigned to the 1st Belarussian Front.
It was first fighting at the Vistula bridgeheads (Studzianki, 9-14 August 1944). On 14 September 1944 the 1.AWP units captured the right-bank Warsaw (since 1 August 1944 there was the Uprising in left-bank Warsaw), and in the following days only the elements of the Polish infantry managed to cross Vistula, and then shared the fate of the insurgents, who surrendered on 2 October 1944. In January 1945 the 1.AWP took the remains of Warsaw. Then, the 1.AWP fought at Pommern-Stellung wall, Kolobrzeg (Kolberg), Gdansk (Danzig), the Oder crossing. Finally, in April-May 1945 it fought in Berlin Operation at Hohenzollern Kanal and Havellendisher Grosser Haupt Kanal crossing, reaching the Elbe and linking with the US units. The 1st Tadeusz Kosciuszko Infantry Division and some artillery and engineer units took part in a street-fighting in Berlin (ZOO, Tiergarten).

Eastern Front in WWII

Army troops


1st Infantry Division 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
2nd Infantry Division 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
3rd Infantry Division 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
4th Infantry Division 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
6th Infantry Division 00.00.0000-00.00.0000


1st AA-Artillery Division 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Artillery Brigade 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
2nd Artillery Brigade 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
3rd Artillery Brigade 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
4th Artillery Brigade 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
5th Artillery Brigade 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Mortar Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
13th SP-Artillery Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000


1st Westerplatte Heroes Armoured Brigade (1 Brygada Pancerna “Bohaterów Westerplatte”) 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
4th Independent Heavy Tank Regiment 00.00.0000-00.00.0000

Other troops

1st Warsaw Cavalry Brigade 00.00.0000-00.00.0000
1st Engineers Brigade 00.00.0000-00.00.0000


Date Assigned to Corps Assigned to Army Attached to Army Assigned to Army Group Attached to Army Group
00.00.0000       Polish People's Army  

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