Leutnant Von Renesse was ordered to reconnoiter the area east of Radekhov to determine the Soviet intentions. Von Renesse moved out with five PzIIIs, one of which had a non-operational 37mm main gun. No far from Radekhov, Von Renesse’s platoon soon encountered four Soviet tanks that were not listed on German vehicle recognition charts. Von Renesse’s gunner fired a 50mm armor piercing round that ricocheted off one of the lead Soviet tanks. An engagement began on one of the first contacts with the Russians' new T-34 tanks.
Attacker: German (Zug 2, Kompanie 5, Bataillon 1, Panzer Regiment 15, Panzer Division 11)
Defender: Russian (2nd Battalion, 19th Tank Regiment, 10th Tank Division, XV Mechanized Corps)