The first Battle of Courland began just before first light on 27 October 1944 with a massive Soviet artillery barrage. Under protection of this mighty barrage, Soviet tanks and infantry brigades went to the attack. The main blow was directed against the 30th infantry Division, but soon the 4th and 14th Panzer Divisions were also under attack. By 29 October, the Russians had advanced across the Priezukrogs-Czezgaleskrogs road and were storming northwards. They were met by Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bix and his platoon of Panthers.
Attacker: German (Grenadier -Regiment 108 and Panzer-Regiment 35)