In late summer 1942, the Russians launched the Siniavino Offensive, designed to cut the German encirclement south of Lake Ladoga. The Eighth Army launched its attack on the 27th, striking towards a link up with the Leningrad Front in the area of the Neva River. Fearing this threat, the German 5th Mountain and 28th Jaeger Divisions were moved into the key village of Siniavino, whose heights controlled the entire region. As a measure of the area’s importance, the Germans utilized four recently arrived Tiger tanks in its defense.
Attacker: German (Elements 28th Infantry Division)