Operation Hubertus was the German fourth and final offensive by Generaloberst Friedrich Paulus’s 6th Army and part of Generaloberst Hermann Hoth’s 4th Panzerarmee of Generaloberst Maximilian Reichsfreiherr von Weichs’s Heeresgruppe ‘B’ in their effort to take Stalingrad (11/15 November 1942).
At 03.00 on 11 November, ‘Hubertus’ began with short and violent German artillery barrage, and then 10 battalions of German infantry, supported by tanks and pioneers, stormed toward the Krasny Barrikady factory, the Krasny Oktyabr factory and nearby ruins. Seven German divisions moved on a 3.2-mile (5-km) front between Volkhovstroyevskaya Street and the Banny gully, and the Soviet defenders prepared themselves to meet the Germans head-on.
Attacker: German (Infanterie Division 305 and Pionier Bataillon 50)
Defender: Russian (138th and 45th Rifle Divisions)