The Russians reopened their attack on the 2nd Parachute Division. The fallschirmjager were deployed along both sides of the highway leading to Kirograd and were supported by elements of the 286th Self-Propelled Gun Brigade. The Russians initially moved 25 T-34 tanks forward to test the resolve of the paratroopers. The German StuGs opened fire and in less than 30 minutes, an entire Soviet tank regiment had been put out of action. All along the 2nd Parachute Division's front line, the StuGs were moving to new positions, keeping the Russian tanks at bay. During the confused fighting, two companies of the 2nd Battalion were cut off. The StuGs were called into action once more, this time to extract their encircled comrades.
Attacker: German (5th and 7th Companies, 5th Parachute Regiment, 2nd Fallschirmjäger Division/286th Sturmschutz Brigade)