The Germans invaded Poland on the morning of September 1. The newly independent state of Slovakia aided the Germans by offering free transit, the use of airfields, and three infantry divisions. The Slovakian Infantry divisions attacked in the disputed border region of the Carpathian Mountains. The Slovakian 2nd Infantry Division was assigned to capture the southern Polish towns of Nowy Sacz and Gorlice, but rapidly advancing German units captured the cities before the 2nd Division even crossed the border. In their first and only action of the campaign, at 0615 on September 3, elements of the divisional reconnaissance group took off to occupy the border town of Tylicz. The town was defended by a variety of soldiers loosely subordinated to Armia Karpaty, including well-trained frontier troops, national guardsmen, policemen and other civil servants.
Attacker: Slovakian (Recon elements of 2nd Infantry Division)