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The Kradschützen-Bataillon 40 of the 10. Infanterie-Division (mot) in the assault on Mosccú.
Operation Typhoon. Advance towards Tula.
On February 1, 1942, the Soviets attacked the town of Shukowka with heavy tanks. Leutnant Dietel left that the tanks passed on his position and rejected the infantry which followed behind them. The tanks, now unprotected by infantry, were neutralized with explosive charges.
Later the Commander of the Kradsch. Btl 40 wrote that the success in retaining Shukowka was due to efforts of Leutnant Dietel.
Sources: Fotoalbum-10_ Infanterie-Division-mot-Kradschtz-Battl- bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 15_02_08 200000 MEZ).
Panzer Leader. Heinz Guderian. Círculo Militar.
10 ID KTB – Oct 1941.
„ES IST MIR EINE BESONDERS HARTE UND SCHMERZLICHE PFLICHT IHNEN … MITTEILEN ZU MÜSSEN …“. Teil 1 de 2. Sonntag 22. April 2007. Scherzer.
http://www.coburg-magazin-forum.de/t507 ... urg-4.html
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Bat6-R.htm
Cheers. Raúl M .