Photo: L-R: Wojciech Omyła "Wojtek", Juliusz Bogdan Deczkowski "Laudański" and Tadeusz Milewski "Ćwik". Milewski was killed on the same day. Omyla was killed several days later on August 8, 1944.
|Zoska Battalion captured German tank|
|Zoska Fighters Liberate Jewish Prisoners|
|Emblem of Zoska Battalion|
|Halifax drops supplies over Warsaw|
One Halifax bomber (call number of JP-276A)was shot down near the outskirts of Dabrowa by German fighter aircraft. The Canadian pilot, Arnold R. Blynn, and seven crew members, 5 Canadians and 2 British were killed: George A. Chapman, Harold L. Brown, C. B. Wylie, Arthur G. W. Liddell, Frederick G. Wenham and Kenneth J. Ashmore. The plane spiralled to the ground in a ball of fire and exploded on impact. The force of the impact was so great that the engines and the hull of the aircraft were driven into the ground at a dept of three to four metres. The plane was heavily laden with fuel and ammunition
The commander of Halifax F/L Pilot Arnold R. Blynn RCAF
|Aircrew loads supplies for Warsaw insurgents|
Himmler ordered his army to shoot every Polish man, woman, and child. Massive executions began early yesterday. The notorious Storm Brigade RONA and SS Brigade Dirlewanger arrived in Warsaw yesterday and began a massacre against Polish residents in Wola and Ochota Sectors. In this the second day of murderous rampage, has become the largest massacre in the history of Poland. The death toll varies according to sources from 65,000 to as high as 100,000 people. Among the dead are not only civilians but POWs, killed by the Germans.
|German SS and Cossacks- Warsaw Uprising|
|Storm Brigade RONA August 1944 Warsaw|
After four days of fighting, the Germans began a systematic strategy in the effort to suppress the Uprising. Block by block, the Germans began to destroy buildings and shooting insurgents and civilians with fire power. The Polish insurgents are putting up a tough fight and Germans have commenced counterattack with planes, tanks and artillery to open west-east corridor through the city. German command units, the 1131 Infantry Brigade, the Hermann Goering Divisions, XXXIX Panzer Corps, IV SS Panzer Corps, 45 Infantry Division and 19 Panzer Division are all concentrating their defence of the Vistula between Warsaw and the Soviet positions.
|Germans Soldiers Execute Polish Civilians|
|Casualties rising among Polish insurgents|
About 300 Polish insurgents fiercely defended their positions in Ochota against overwhelming forces of the RONA brigade In Ochota, the two insurgent redoubts are separated from each other: the Tobacco Monopoly on Kaliska Street ("Kaliska Redbout") under the command of Second Lt. Andrzej Chyczewski "Gustaw" and No. 60 Wawelska Street (Wawelska Redoubt") under the command of Second Lt. Jerzy Golembiowski "Stach". The two units have succeeded in defending a vital thoroughfare - the Poniatowski Bridge.