As the Russians made their first steps into Germany, the 88th Guards Division had taken the town of Goldup, forming a salient into the German lines. General Hoosbach was ordered to pinch it off, and send Fuhrer Grenadier Brigade and the 59th Infantry Division in an enveloping attack. Desperate for infantry, the Fourth Army sent its attached engineers in a pinning attack on the fortified town. In an attack that harkened to an earlier world war, the engineers, led by assault guns, rushed forward and cleared the strongpoint in hand-to-hand fighting. But as they tried to expand their hold, Russian T-34s and infantry counterattacked.
Attacker: German (Elements of 4th Army Engineer Battalion)
Defender: Russian (Elements of 88th Guards Division)