DHM578. Counter Attack at Konigsberg by David Pentland.
German forces encircled in the fortress town of Konigsberg by 3rd Ukranian front prepare to break through the besieging Soviet lines to re-establish a supply line to the Baltic. Here some Stug III assault guns move up to their assembly area next to the towns World War One memorial. From here the attack was launched on February 18th 1945 and successfully opened a supply corridor which remained in place until 8th April.
DP0138. Containing the Baranow Bridgehead, Ukraine, 1st-2nd August 1944 by David Pentland.
Leutnant Heinrich Kohlers Stug IIIs of 1st section, 3rd Battery, 322 Stumgeschutz Abteilung, push back repeated Soviet attempts to break out of their bridgehead at Baranow. Within only 2 days they destroyed for 23 enemy tanks.
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Born in Konigsberg, Karl-Heinz Decker joined the German army in 1943, trained as a tank crewman and transferred to the 12th Waffen SS Panzer Division in Belgium in 1944. Staying with this elite unit in France during the Allied invasion he fought throughout the Normandy campaign, on D-Day, at Falaise and was eventually taken PoW.