The Battle of Porytowe Wzgórze (Porytowe Hill) took place on June 14, 1944, between Polish and Soviet partisans and Nazi German forces.Prelude
In the spring of 1944 numerous partisan units operated in the Lublin region, including those associated with the Home Army (AK), Bataliony Chłopskie (BCh), National Military Organization (NOW) as well as the communist Armia Ludowa (AL) and Soviet partisans. These fighters kept being pushed westward by the Germans, as the front approached from the east. The activities of the partisan units mostly consisted of attacks on German supply lines and convoys. As a result, in May 1944, the Germans developed a detailed plan of an anti-partisan action, code named "Sturmwind" (Storm-wind) which they put into effect in early June. The purpose of the operation was the elimination of Polish and Soviet partisan units from the area of Janów Forests.The German commander in charge was General Siegfried Haenicke. The Soviet partisans were under the
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