Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 730 August 30, 1941

German/Romanian invasion of USSR, Operation Barbarossa. In the North, Germans capture Mga near Leningrad severing the last railroad between Leningrad and the rest of the USSR. In the Ukraine, Kleist's Panzergruppe 1 (Army Group South) and Guderian's Panzergruppe 2 (detached from Army Group Center) converge on Kiev to encircle the Soviet Southwestern Front (850,000 men under General Mikhail Kirponos). Further South on the Black Sea, Romanian 4th Army under General Nicolae Ciuperc─â and elements of German 11th Army are held by the Soviet the defensive line 6km around Odessa (Romanian 4th Army has already suffered 27,307 casualties, including 5,329 killed).

1 comment:

  1. I've always thought the Battle of Kiev was interesting. The vast majority of the South Western front held still in the city long enough to become encircled.