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Uniforms of the Polish Army and Air Forces 1939-1945

Discussion in 'Poland' started by Dan Morton, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    All of these uniform set photos came from the "Polish Greatness" web site,
    http://polishgreatness.blogspot.co.il/2012/04/world-war-2-military-uniforms-polish.html. This is an outstanding blog and well worth the visit.


    Captions for photos



    Captions for Polish Infantry - Private (1939)
    01 wz. 1939 "rogatywka" garrison cap
    02 wz. 1937 "rogatywka" field cap
    03 wz. 1937 steel helmet
    04 wz. 1936 jacket
    05 dog tag
    06 WST wz. 1932 gas mask in a tarpaulin bag
    07 personal dressing
    08 leather ammo pouches
    09 wz. 1933 breadbag
    10 leather main belt
    11 wz. 1938 canteen
    12 wz. 1928 bayonet cover
    13 folding shovel in a leather cover
    14 wz. 1933 backpack with blanket
    15 standard army biscuit
    a18 owijacze - belts of cloth used instead of socks
    19 boots
    20 GR-31 grenade - frag
    21 GR-31 grenade - concussion
    22 7,92 mm Mauser 1898a rifle
    23 7,92 mm ammo clips
    24 wz.1924 bayonet
    25 wire cutting shears

    Captions for Polish Uhlan 1939

    01 wz. 1937 "rogatywka" field cap
    02 wz. 1932 forage cap
    03 "Adrian" French steel helmet
    04 wz. 1936 jacket
    05 wz. 1931 canteen
    06 dog tag
    07 leather ammo pouches for Mauser ammo
    08 main belt
    09 RSC gas mask with canister
    10 wz. 1924 bayonet cover
    11 folding shovel in a leather cover
    12 boots with spurs
    13 wz. 1931 mess kit
    14 personal dressing
    15 wz. 1934 cavalry sabre
    16 7,92mm Mauser 1898a rifle
    17 wz. 1924 bayonet
    18 7,92 mm ammo clips
    19 fork + spoon kit

    Captions for Polish Cavalry Officer (1939)

    01 wz.1935 "rogatywka" garrison cap
    02 wz.1923 forage cap
    03 round cap of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment
    04 wz.1937 "rogatywka" field cap
    05 wz.1936 officers' garrison jacket,
    insignia of the 6th Uhlan Regiment on collar tabs
    06 memorial badge of the 21st Uhlan Regiment
    07 dog tag
    08 wz.1936 officers' field jacket
    09 9mm wz.1935 "Vis" pistol
    10 personal dressing
    11 wz.1936 officers' main belt
    12 leather holster for the wz.1935 pistol
    13 officers' boots with spurs
    14 officers' field bag, B-type
    15 binoculars
    16 strap for wz.1935 pistol
    17 wz.1921/22 officers' sabre

    Captions for Polish Private, USSR Army (1942)

    01 wz.1937 "rogatywka" field cap
    02 Model 1937 overcoat
    03 main belt
    04 Model 1904 ammo pouches
    05 felt boots
    06 tarpaulin gloves
    07 7,62 mm Tokarev SVT-40 rifle

    Captions for Polish Officer in RAF, 1940 to 1945

    01 RAF officer's cap with Polish wz.1936 air force eagle
    02 RAF officer's jacket, Polish major insignia on the collar
    tabs, British Flight Lieutenant insignia on the sleeves.
    03 Officers' trousers
    04 Shoes
    05 Briefcase
    06 Silver Cross of the Virtuti Militari Cross
    07 Infantry Officer's School Badge
    08 Observer badge
    09 British Navigator's wings

    Caption for Partisan (Bataliony Chlopskie) Poland 1942

    01 wz.1937 "rogatywka" cap
    02 jacket
    03 trousers
    04 boots
    05 improvised armband
    06 9 mm MP-40 SMG

    Caption for Major, 1st Polish Armoured Division (UK) 1942-43

    01 British forage cap with a Polish wz.1940 military eagle and major's insignia
    02 British officer's jacket
    03 British trousers
    04 Officer's belt
    05 Shirt and Tie
    06 Officers' boots
    07 Black shoulder strap of 1st Armoured Div
    08 1st Armoured Division Badge
    09 Banners of 1st Independent HMG Batallion
    10 1st HMG Batallion's honorary cord

    Caption for 2nd Lt. 1st Infantry Division, Polish People's Army (USSR) 1943

    01 wz. 1937 field "rogatywka" cap
    02 Model 1936 drill jacket, wz.1943 military
    eagle on the buttons
    03 Soviet breeches
    04 Model 1935 officer's belt
    05 synthetic leather holster for Nagant revolver
    06 synthetic leather map pouch
    07 leather boots
    08 Adrianoy compass
    09 binoculars
    10 7,62 mm PPSh-41 SMG
    11 decorations: Cross of the Valorous,
    "Zasluzonym na Polu Chwaly" medal

    Caption for Soldier of the Warsaw Uprising 1944

    01 German "Gladiator" helmet
    02 Wehrmacht sweatshirt in "Sumpftarnmuster" camp
    03 Polish wz.1933 main belt
    04 Polish breeches
    05 German pre-1939 boots
    06 Ak (Home Army) armband
    07 9 mm Sten Mk II SMG
    08 German ammo pouches for MP-38/40 mags

    Captions for Lieutenant, 1st Polish Airborne Brigade, Arnhem 1944

    01 British beret with Polish eagle and rank insignia
    02 "Denison smock" Mk I Jacket
    03 "Oversmock" vest
    04 Officers' boots
    05 trousers from M37 Battle dress
    06 British map pouch
    07 captured German ammo pouch
    used as a cover for a flashlight
    08 webbing, belt and holster for
    Enfield No2 revolver
    09 9mm Sten Mk II SMG
    10 AT Mk II airborne helmet

    Captions for Private, 1st Polish Army, Kolberg March 1945

    01 wz.1937 field "rogatywka" cap
    02 Soviet M 1940 helmet with Polish wz.1943 military eagle
    03 Model 1937 overcoat
    04 Model 1936 tarpaulin jacket, infantry banners on the collar tabs
    05 M 1935 drill trousers
    06 owijacze (leggings)
    07 Soviet main belt
    08 boots
    09 German M-09 ammo pouches
    10 pot
    11 self-made spoon
    12 7,62 Mosin 1891/30 rifle with bayonet
    13 F-1 grenade
    14 RPG-1 anti-tank grenade
    15 oiler for the Mosin rifle
    16 Maxim HMG ammo belt container
    17 canteen

    Captions for Major, maintenance units of the 1st Polish Armoured Division (Germany 1945)

    01 M 37/40 battle dress, maintenance units banners on the collar tabs
    02 black shoulder strap of 1st Armoured Div
    03 1st Arm Div badge
    04 Silver Cross of the Virtuti Militari Cross
    05 M 37 webbing
    06 11,43 mm Colt M1911 pistol
    07 Officers' boots
    08 leather vest
    09 drivers' gloves
    10 armoured units' training helmet
    11 AT Mk II motorcycle helmet
    12 Mk II helmet
    13 leggings

    Captions for 2nd Lt., AAA of the 2nd Polish Corps (Italy 1945)
    01 M40 battle dress, AAA colors of the collar tabs
    02 American woollen shirt
    03 M40 overcoat
    04 M42 beret
    05 boots
    06 M37 breadbag
    07 dog tags
    08 ribbons of the Monte Cassino Cross
    09 2nd Polish Corps Artillery memorial badge
    10 Polish-English pocket dictionary
    11 Propaganda leaflet

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