Though the war had begun nearly ten days earlier, part of Army Group South remained idle, until now. Beginning July 2nd, the German 11th Army began its first day of operations by penetrating Soviet defenses, capturing Jassy, and reaching the Prut River. The Germans quickly established bridgeheads for the passage of German and Romanian forces tasked to begin rolling up the Russian defenses along the riverbank. Some Romanian soldiers were returning to their native Moldavia for the first time since the region was annexed by the Soviet Union. The Romanians attacked one small, ramshackle frontier outpost with particular ferocity.
Attacker: Romanian (Elements 5th Infantry Division)