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In the context of the Battle of Uman - July 1941.
According to the statements of the prisoners, on July 17 and 18, 1941, the SS-Germania attacking in the direction of Taraschtscha on both sides of the advance road encountered resistance from the 97th Rifle Div. in particular Rifle Reg 69 and the Comm. Btl. 47. The other rifle regiments, 136 and 233 (according to the declaration of a prisoner), did not take part in the fight, had already been displaced, by orders of the division, in the direction of Ssinjawa. Later should also follow Rifle Reg. 69
In the Ssinjawa area there was also the Command of the VI. Rifle Corps. According to the declarations of the prisoners, the regiments 136 and 233 participated in the later defensive battles against the German regiment SS-Germania.
The 97th Division was already quite battered by the previous battles. According to the writings, like the statements of the prisoners, the division was led by Colonel Zakharov.
On July 18, 1941, in Pugatjovka and Osstroff the 41st Rifle Division came into combat, which was in movement from Rokitno to Oljschaniza. (Declarations of the members of RR 139, 244, 102 and of AR 132, as well as Eng. Btl. 58). The Rifle Reg. 139 suffered many casualties according to the statements (some 300 dead and wounded) due to the fighting with a German armored unit in Skwira and would have only a manpower of around 1,000 men.
On July 20, 1941, on the SS-Wiking front, south of Kardany was the Cav. Reg. 34, belonging to the 3rd Cav. Div. In addition, on the same day in the forest southeast of Taraschtscha also appeared the Rifle Reg. 617. Initially it was only the II. Btl., Which had been transported in trucks from Boguslaw. East of Taraschtscha was the Rifle Reg. 492
On July 21, 1941 the enemy launched his attack by Kardany towards Taraschtscha. Aerial reconnaissance reported the concentration of about 30 tanks. The division (SS-Wiking) requested a Stuka attack that was unleashed at sunset with good results ..........................
Sources: Ic - Berichte der Division an Generalkommando XIV. A.K. 29.7.1941.
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