- Żmija Group
The Żmija Group (Polish: "Zgrupowanie Żmija") ("Viper Group") - a group of conspiracy military units of the
Sub-district II of Żoliborz (of Armia Krajowa)of Armia Krajowain Żoliborzin Warsawduring the German occupation of Poland. The units took part in the fights of the Warsaw Uprisingof 1944.
The group was created in
1940when the 3rd Scout Military Unit was transformed into the 225th platoon , based in the area of Marymontof Warsaw. In the course of its training, prior to the Warsaw Uprising, many military actions were conducted, among them at the wall of the Warsaw Ghettoand in Bielany.
*Commander - captain of horse
Adam Rzeszotarskipseudonym "Żmija";
*224th platoon - commanded by lieutenant (name unknown) Mańczak pseudonym "Rafa",
*225th platoon - commanded by sergeant
Piotr Urabaniakpseudonym "Siwy",
*254th platoon - commanded by officer cadet
Zbigniew Ptakpseudonym "Zbigniew",
*257th platoon - commanded by captain of horse
Henryk Mostowskipseudonym "Gryf",
*244th platoon - commanded by liutenant Andrzej Nowak pseudonym "Andrzej".
Course of combat in the Warsaw Uprising 1944
Since 1 August units of the group fought in
Marymont, but they failed to reach the holding area of their attack. Fights were waged in the Zdobycz Robotnicza Housing Estate, in the Kampinos foreston Zaborówekand in Truskawkaas part of forest-based units. Also, they took part in attacks on the Warsaw Gdańsk Station, in defence of Marymont, the "Forts" and workshops of Opel.
In the course of the fights 60% of soldiers of the group fell.
Wacław Gluth-Nowowiejskiand Olgierd Budrewiczfought in the group.
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