While pushing into the industrial
area of the city, advancing elements of the 389th Infantry Division isolated a
contingent of the 308th Rifle Division in the crucial Dzerhezinsky Tractor
Works. The German command decided to crush this island of resistance and to
help, brought up a crack team of assault engineers. However, the Russians had
noted a critical weakness in the ring around the Tractor Works and had decided
to launch a major counterattack to relieve their garrison there.
Attacker: German (389th Infantry Division: Company A, Assault Engineer Battalion 50 / Kampfgruppe Tienhan / Kampfgruppe Stahler)