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Wadowice 12th Infantry Regiment War Memorial

 
 
Wadowice 12th Infantry Regiment War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2018
1. Wadowice 12th Infantry Regiment War Memorial
Inscription.
Bóg Honor Ojczyzna

Żołnierzom
12 Pułku Piechoty
ziemi wadowickiej
i 12 P.P. Armii Krajowej
1918-1945
Poległym
Pomordowanym
zaginionym i zmarłym
- Wadowicanie-

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(English translation:)

God, Honor, Fatherland

For the soldiers of the 12th Infantry Regiment, of the Wadowice area, and the 12th Infantry Regiment of the Home Army, 1918-1945 - the fallen, the murdered, the missing and the deceased.

(Names of 18 engagements/operations and dates from the Polish-Soviet War (1919-1920) and World War II (1939-1945) not transcribed due to illegibility)
 
Location. 49° 53.01′ N, 19° 29.609′ E. Marker is in Wadowice, Małopolska, in Wadowice Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of plac Jana Pawła II and Kościelna, on the right when traveling north on plac Jana Pawła II. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: plac Jana Pawła II 1, Wadowice, Małopolska 34-100, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Świętemu Janowi Pawłowi II / His Holiness Pope John Paul II (here, next to this marker); Wadowice Tobruk and Monte Cassino World War II Memorial

Wadowice 12th Infantry Regiment War Memorial - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2018
2. Wadowice 12th Infantry Regiment War Memorial - Wide View
This photo, showing the southwest corner of the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, shows the 12th Infantry Regiment War Memorial, flanked by the Pope John Paul II historical marker on the left, and the Wadowice Tobruk and Monte Cassino memorial on the right.
(here, next to this marker); Pope John Paul II's Former School (within shouting distance of this marker); Muzeum Miejskie / Town Museum / Museo Civico (within shouting distance of this marker); Bazylika / Basilica (approx. 13.1 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  12th Infantry Regiment (Poland) (Wikipedia). "12th Infantry Regiment (Polish language: 12 Pulk Piechoty, 12 pp) was an infantry regiment of the Polish Army. It existed from 1918 until 1939. Garrisoned in Wadowice, the unit belonged to the 6th Infantry Division from Kraków....The regiment celebrated its holiday on August 1, the anniversary of the 1920 Battle Of Leszniow, against the Red Army. During the 1939 Invasion of Poland, it belonged to Kraków Army, together with the 6th Infantry Division." (Submitted on June 25, 2018.) 
 
Categories. War, World IIWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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