SS Panzergrenadier Division 1 launched its initial Operation Citadel attack up the main road toward Bykovka. The attack ran directly into prepared positions of the 151st Guards Rifle Regiment. Elements began to penetrate the first positions and race toward Bykovka. The 28th Antitank Artillery Brigade had established strong points throughout and north of the infantry positions along the main road. The guns cracked along with the piercing sounds of antitank rifles and machineguns.
Attacker: German (SS) (SS Panzergrenadier Division 1)