By Traditionsverband der Ehemaligen Dritten Panzer-Division

  • First significant therapy of the third Panzer department in English
  • Covers the division's conflict at the japanese entrance from 1943 throughout the finish of the war
  • The department had approximately 50 Knight's move winners by means of the tip of the war
  • Numerous photographs of squaddies and their tanks
  • Based at the day-by-day logs of the department and memories of its commanders and soldiers
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    After a short artillery preparation, the riflemen made good progress, supported by the tanks of Hauptmann Markowski. They were able to retake Rogatschewka. The Russians pulled back over the high ground, where they were once more taken under fire by the German guns. The Soviets lost a battery that consisted of three captured German light howitzers, one antitank gun, and three light fighting vehicles. 8 in the afternoon. Once again, a battery was taken and two tanks, including one T-34, were destroyed.

    The tank battalion’s fuel dump went up in flames. There were no major engagements, however. Patrols determined that the Russians were digging in everywhere and withdrawing forces from their positions. It was later determined that the enemy was regrouping his divisions. But there were also changes happening on the German side as well. The advance parties of a Slovakian artillery regiment arrived and established contact with Oberstleutnant Dr. Weissenbruch. The Slovakian regiment with its total of six batteries was to relieve the divisional artillery.

    After his battalions had assembled in Bairak and reorganized, they continued the attack east at 1530 hours. The Soviets put up an especially stiff defense along the edge of the woods. They then yielded to the German infantry, which started an immediate pursuit, reaching the large village of Wiknina by 1700 hours. As a result of those successes by the division’s forces and those attached to it, the intermediate Soviet position between the Babka and the Donez had been reached. The attack was continued the next morning.

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