Early on June 22, 1941, the 2nd and 3rd Mountain Divisions crossed the border into Russia east of Petsamo, intent on capturing Murmansk. The Germans, using flamethrowers, hand grenades and explosives and 88mm guns blasted tough Asiatic troops out of the concrete bunkers, one at a time. Shortly after breaching the border fortifications, the Germans ventured into the trackless terrain in the far north. Fog and sharp wooded hills without roads slowed the German advance. Early in the morning of Juen29, emerging out of the fog, the Germans ran straight into Height 204, which was a key defensive position in the area.
Attacker: German (Elements 137th Gebirgjager Regt.)