The Germans had begun a strong attack with their dwindling forces desperately trying to push to the Volga before nightfall. Only small groups of NKVD troops remained to stop them. But the Russians were heartened by the knowledge that the 13th Guards Division was to begin crossing that evening. If they had a place to land. . .
Attacker: German (1st Bn., 194th Inf. Rgt., 71st Inf. Division)
Defender: Russian (10th NKVD Division and 42nd Rgt., 13th Guards Division)