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May 1945. Letting Swinemunde

«May 1945″ – a series of stories from the Wargaming, dated May 9. Member attack on Swinemünde, Officer of the Order of Glory III degree Bronislaw V. Karpenko said he was killed the commander of his group, and the director of the Museum of coastal defense Peter Pyvovarchyk disclose on whose orders the 15-year-old Hitler Youth soldiers fired at Soviet tanks from the Panzerfaust. Marek Mamitsa artist museum complex, divided the history of fleeing German soldiers from Fort angel – he knows it firsthand since half a century later escaped the soldiers returned to their former place of service.


Background

May 5, 1945 during the Berlin operation forces 2nd Byelorussian Front and the Baltic Fleet was liberated Polish city of Swinemünde. Port Swinemunde was the main naval base of the Germans in the southern part of the Baltic Sea. During the fights were sunk auxiliary cruiser “Orion” and the battleship “Silesia” and themselves the Germans blew the heavy cruiser “Lutzow”, who had been damaged by fire RAF. Soldiers of 310 Infantry Division occupied the city at 8:30 am on May 5. For the liberation of the city in accordance with the orders of the Supreme Commander in Moscow was given a salute of 124 guns twelve artillery salvoes and troops – gratitude. Later, the city was returned to the Polish name – Swinoujscie.

In tomorrow’s story «May 1945″ – the surrender of the German city of Breslau fortress after three months of siege.

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