On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:14 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

4. Woronesh.

Fighting of PR 24 - Wachtmeister Siegfried Freyer:

The day was warm, but was unknown for us that it would become even hotter at night. Around 20:00 hours a T-34 emerged from a side road on the left. He was followed by a convoy of about 30 armored vehicles. We had to avoid its advance. We opened fire and soon the first three T-34 had been destroyed. Then the gunner, Uffz Fischer reported a jam.

The gun was new and had some problems, because after the second or third shot the case got stuck in the chamber. Our driver, Uffz Schmidt and I jumped from the tank, and with the brush of the tube we pushed together and the jammed case was expelled from the gun’s tube. Russian tanks continued to fire and injured the loader, Gefr Groll, in the head. We took him into the tank, his place was taken by the radio operator.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

¡Feliz Navidad - Feliz Natal - Frohe Weihnachten - Joyeux Noël - Merry Christmas - Wesołych Świąt!. :up:

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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:58 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

4. Woronesh.

Fighting of PR 24 - Wachtmeister Siegfried Freyer:

The fight lasted about 20 minutes. Then before our eyes lay burnt eleven enemy tanks. The flames and explosions, left a chilling image. So we locate the rest of our company in the darkness and returned back to the regiment in the camp placed on the southern outskirts of Woronesh. Oberst Riebel expressed his appreciation for this brave act.

Wachtmeister Freyer received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for the destruction of nine heavy and two light tanks. The tank’s crew was composed of the following personnel:

Gunner Uffz. Fischer
Driver Uffz. Schmidt
Loader Gefr. Groll
Radio operator Gefr. Müller,

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

¡Feliz Año Nuevo - Happy New Year -Felice Anno Nuovo - Gutes neues Jahr - Feliz Ano Novo - Bonne Année - Szczęśliwego nowego roku!. :beer:

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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:43 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

5. Infantry Divisions.

On June 28, 1942 the 2 AOK went on the offensive and broke the enemy line; before noon the armored vanguard had reached the Tim and the important bridge over the railway Kursk - Woronesh fell intact into German hands.

Meanwhile the 57 ID as part of the 6 AOK, had launched its attack on July 01 1942 breaking the enemy positions in the Belgorod sector.

On July 02 1942, the 57 ID attacked with the I. / IR 199, the I. / IR 164 and III. / IR 217 and broke through the enemy positions in and around Prokhorowka.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Summer offensive. The troops of IR 199 overcoming an anti-tank ditch in their progress towards Bjelgorod - July 1942. See the trumpet in the back of the soldier in the foreground.
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:31 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

5. Infantry Divisions.

On July 2, 1942 the AR 188 was alarmed and that very day reached Beledy where it received the mission to support the attack of the IR 246 in the area Olchow - Lug to establish a bridgehead in the Kshen and conquer the towns of Bobraki and Orgyskowo. At first the attack progressed well, but when reaching open ground, the infantry was attacked by tanks firing away from anti-tank weapons’ range and could not be neutralized so that caused heavy casualties.

With the support unleashed by the Stukas the infantry finally captured the towns during the morning of July 3, 1942. On July 3, 1942 the 57th ID, already fought in Tschujewo with its II./ IR 199.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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The IR 199 in readiness before the attack - July 1942.
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by Die Blechtrommel » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:18 am

tigre wrote:The IR 199 in readiness before the attack - July 1942.
I doubt it! More like resting after the last one! :D

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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:59 am

Hello to all :D; thanks for joining Juha, it's up to you :wink:. Now more follows...............

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

5. Infantry Divisions.

During the night from 03 to 04 July, 1942 the AR 188 advanced from Rogalik, crossed the Kshen and occupied new firing positions around Alexsejewka. On July 5, 1942 the Infantry resumed the attack between Level 220.3 and Level 200.9 astride the road and after conquering the towns of Bul. Ivanowka, Mal. Ivanowka, Wessely and Ssapron reached the Olym whose eastern margin was strongly defended.

The III. / AR 188 was ordered to occupy firing positions on Wessely - Ssapron to support the crossing. After bitter fighting the III. / IR 245 forced the cross of the river in Affrossimowka. Russian tanks couterattacked and destroyed two antitank cannons; on the evening of July 6, 1942 casualties were so severe that the infantry was halted in Affrossimowka and Borki. The commander of the III. / IR 245 Maj Kortkamp fell in action. At dusk the troops of the III. / IR 245 retreated to the western bank of the Olym. The northern flank of the division was open. There were deployed the II. / IR 245, the Radfahrschw 188 and part of the 14. / IR 245 and each battery of the III. / AR 188 should have a gun with its firing sector due north. The next night the 9. Battery fought in direct fire against tanks with 4 guns and the 7. Battery with 2 guns.

On July 6, 1942 the AA 157 was marching by Adamskoje south of Stary Oskol.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:48 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

5. Infantry Divisions.

While due east of the Olym the I. / IR 245, as part of the 82 ID, attacked successfully from south to north with the support of the batteries of AR 188 and the Russians fled in that direction (northwards). Borki was again regained. The III. / AR 188, as a new direction, was now aiming to the north, while to the left the II. / AR 188 and also the heavy group (IV / AR 188) did the same; now the artillery regiment was deployed between the streams Kshen and Olym with all its tubes pointing north. The I. / AR 188 was attached to AR 175 (Oberst Kesselring) for the assault on Woronesh. The division, as part of the XIII AK, should maintain the newly acquired positions.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:48 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

5. Infantry Divisions.

On July 10, 1942, the 57 ID relieved the 16 ID (mot) in Woronesh bridgehead and was subordinated to 2 AOK. The CP Division was established at Petino. The 16 ID (Mot) relieved the 24 Pz on July 8, 1942.

From the vicinity of Kursk, the 323 ID headed to City of Woronesh, where it had established a bridgehead across the River Don, and the city was the focus of it. Four divisions defended the bridgehead and one of them was the 323 ID, which now belonged to the VII AK.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:42 am

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Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

5. Infantry Divisions.

The bridgehead by the Don at Woronesh had been established between Jul 05 and 06 1942 after heavy fighting against strong enemy; the 24 Pz coming from the southwest and the GD from the west. Vicious fights had been taken place in the north sector close to the hospital.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:51 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

An der Front, Juli, August 1942. (At the front - 323 ID).

Petino was the name of a town located on the river Don’s western bank, there the river had a light bulge to the west. Around 2 kilometers from the town a bridge had been built by the German engineers, through it, all the supplies needed by the Division reached Woronesh. Far to the north there was another bridge also. Along those two bridges ran all the bridgehead’s traffic: wounded, soldiers on leave and supply columns. Each of them had four antiaircraft guns and one squad of troops belonging to the feldgendarmerie as protection.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:22 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

An der Front, Juli, August 1942. (At the front - 323 ID).

On Jul 11 of 1942, there were heavy enemy attacks against the north front of the city; the Red army unleashed strong assaults south of Jelez also.

On Jul 12 of 1942, 40 hostile tanks were knocked out in the city’s north sector.

On Jul 13 of 1942, the Russian unleashed one strong assault against the German lines, supported by 200 tanks, as a result of it, the positions established along the north sector of the city were lost.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:54 am

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Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

An der Front, Juli, August 1942. (At the front - 323 ID).

On Jul 14 1942, Soviet troops had reached the Woronesh’s west bank south of the city and north of Maslowka. The 57 ID reported heavy defensive fights within the bridgehead; together with the 323 ID deployed to its right composed the Korpsgruppe Blümm.

Southeast of Jelez an enemy group wes encircled and the ground lost previously recovered. Several enemy’s attempts stalled against the main line of resistance and were rejected.

On Jul 15 1942, the enemy’s attacks north and south of Woronesh were halted. After some aerial attacks carried out by the Luftwaffe the hostile pression receded. Along the front south of Jelez, without changes.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:19 am

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Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

An der Front, Juli, August 1942. (At the front - 323 ID).

On Jul 16 1942, heavy fights on the bridgehead’s northern sector; the positions held since Jul 14 were not broken so far. Along the front between the Don and Olym, the soviets carried out reconnaissance in force against several points of it, even in regiment strenght.

The enemy which had crossed to the western bank of the Woronesh was destroyed. A new attack against the north sector within the bridgehead, supported by 60 tanks, could be rejected.

On Jul 17 1942, the Russian resumed the attacks against the northern sector of Woronesh and north of Selmjansk; those attempts were supported by tanks. Hostile movements within the woods located north and northwest of Woronesh were warnings of new assaults.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:53 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

An der Front, Juli, August 1942. (At the front - 323 ID).

On July 18 of 1942, along the front of the Don river, from Woronesh up to the south of Liwny, numerous enemy attacks supported by tanks; all of them could be rejected.

On July 19 of 1942, intense movements and concentration of enemies’ forces were observed; for that reason the situation there could not be clarified. Strong attacks of infantry against the North sector of the bridgehead were repulsed; 36 tanks were destroyed.

On July 20 of 1942, the enemy sent several assaults on the North sector of the bridgehead; the same were carried out with great masses of infantry, tank support and strong artillery support (20 batteries). These attacks were repelled after hard defensive battles.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: On the Way to Catastrophe - Summer 1942.

Post by tigre » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:44 am

Hello to all :D; here goes another part......................

Towards the Don and beyond - 1942.

Towards Woronesh.

An der Front, Juli, August 1942. (At the front - 323 ID).

On Jul 21 1942: in this day the opponent continued also its attacks against the bridgehead of Woronesch, but without any success 11 hostile tanks were shot. Strong enemy reinforcements had appeared between the Don and the Olym.

On Jul 22 1942: enemy tanks attacks against the bridgehead of Woronesch this time coming from the north. Also south of Jelez strong hostile attacks supported with tanks and artillery were rejected with heavy losses for the soviet. The hostile Air Force was actively involved in the fights.

On Jul 23 1942: the tank attacks against the bridgehead, north of Woronesch were repeated. They were all compeled to retreat. Tanks attacks had taken place again south of Jelez, the hostile armored units succeeded in breaking through some 20 km to the south. They were destroyed.

Sources: Schlacht um Woronesch. 06. Juli 1942 bis 01. August 1942. http://www.neuhaus-nick.de/HP%20Opa/noname5.htm (off line)
Geschichte der Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland. An der Ostfront 1942-1944.
Die Aufklärer der 1. Kavallerie Division / 24. Pz Division.
Feldzug Dezember 1941 - Februar 1943 - Obojan und Woronesh. http://www.57id.de/index.php/
http://web.archive.org/web/200212242121 ... ist01e.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /323ID.htm
Die Deutsche Reichsbahn im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Janusz Piekalkiewicz.
http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/russia2.htm
Unser Regiment. RR 2 - PR 24. Gert Axel Weidemann.
http://militera.lib.ru/research/beshanov_vv/index.html
Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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