The SS were assigned the major role in recapturing the city of Kharkov. The commander of the 4th Panzer Army ordered the Das Reich Division to lead the assault on the center of Kharkov to entrap the enemy garrison in the industrial district. The Deutschland Regimentís 16th (Pioneer) Company had the task of capturing an anti-tank ditch and establishing a bridgehead, which would enable the divisionís heavy vehicles to move keeper into Kharhov.
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements of the 16th Pioniere Kompanie, SS Regiment Deutschland)
Defender: Russian (Elements of the 25th Rifle Division)