In order to complete the encirclement of Leningrad, the so-called “Luga Line” had to be broken first. The Germans began their assault on 22 August with Infanterie-Division 269 fighting its way slowly to the west from Luga into the river bend to the north while the SS-Polizei-Division 4 approached Luga directly. The Soviet 41st Rifle Corps defended the area desperately, launching several counterattacks. On 24 August, the Polizei Division attacked Luga itself. On 23 August, Polizei-Schutzen-Regiment 2 feigned an attack on the Vdraiki. At first light the next day, a flank attack was launched which established the favorable prerequisites for capturing the city. Bataillon III pressed into the city from the east over a bridge that was still intact.
Attacker: German (SS) (Bataillon III, Polizei-Schützen-Regiment 2, SS-Polizei-Division 4)