Żaglowiec Group

The Żaglowiec Group (Polish: Zgrupowanie Żaglowiec) (Sailing-ship Group) - a group of conspiracy military units of Armia Krajowa in the Sub-district II of Żoliborz in Żoliborz of Warsaw during the German occupation of Poland. They fought in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944.


Commander - captain Marian Kamiński pseudonym "Żaglowiec":

  • 201st platoon - commanded by sec. lieutenant Eugeniusz Piotrowski pseudonym "Gama",
  • 202nd platoon - commanded by sec. lieutenant Tadeusz Magier pseudonym "Żytomirski",
  • 204th platoon - commanded by lieutenant Wacław Wysocki pseudonym "Piotr",
  • 205th platoon - commanded by officer cadet Michał Churło pseudonym "Vis",
  • 206th platoon - commanded by sec. lieutenant Witold Jabłonowski pseudonym "Marek",
  • 207th platoon - commanded by lieutenant Henryk Czerwiec pseudonym "Jaskulski",
  • 208th platoon - commanded by sec. lieutenant Edward Bonarowski pseudonym "Ostromir",
  • 209th platoon - commanded by sec. lieutenant Józef Krzywnicki pseudonym "Prawdzic".

Course of combat in the Warsaw Uprising 1944

The group waged fights in Żoliborz: of the Warsaw Citadel, Forty Traugutta (Traugutt's Forts), Plac Inwalidów and Żoliborz Oficerski (Officers' Żoliborz).

A significant effort of "Żaglowiec Group" were two unsuccessful night attacks on the Warsaw Gdańsk Station done in the night from 20 to 21 August, during an attempt of military units from Kampinos forest to fight their way to relieve the falling Warsaw Old Town.

Human losses of the group amounted to 24% of killed and 21% wounded.

See also


  • Jasiński, Grzegorz (2008). Żoliborz 1944. Dzieje militarne II Obwodu Okręgu Warszawa AK w Powstaniu Warszawskim [Żoliborz 1944: military history of the District II District of the Warsaw AK in the Warsaw Uprising] (in Polish). Pruszków : Oficyna Wydawnicza. ISBN 9788388773037. 
  • Magier, Tadeusz (1979). "Z walk 21 Pułku Piechoty „Dzieci Warszawy" w czasie powstania warszawskiego" [From the fights of the 21st Regiment of Infantry "Children of Warsaw" during the Warsaw Uprising]. Wojskowy Przegląd Historyczny (in Polish). 89 (3). 
  • Karczewski, Lech; Pokrowski, Eugeniusz (1997). 21 Warszawski Pułk Piechoty "Dzieci Warszawy” [21 Warsaw Infantry Regiment "Children of Warsaw"] (in Polish). Warszawa : Oficyna Wydawnicza Volumen : Wydawnictwo Bellona. ISBN 8311086362. 
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