By late February 1942, the Russian 2nd Shock Army was contained in a large salient supplied by two routes, codenamed Dora and Erika. These two routes were through boggy, densely-wooded terrain across the narrow neck of the salient. The Germans were determined to cut these routes. On March 15th, forces were launched from the north and south to cut these lines.
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements 4th SS Polizei Division)