Monday, October 15, 2012

Oct

15

1942

The unrelenting battle for Stalingrad continues

German troops pause before another attack close to the remains of the Tractor Factory, Stalingrad, October 1942.

1220 hours: A radio message from a unit of the 416th Regiment from the hexagonal housing block: “Have been encircled, ammunition and water available, death before surrender!”
1230 hours: Dive-bombers attack the command post of General Scholudov, who is without radio communications in a neighboring bunker that has collapsed. Take over the communications to the units of this division.