Kampfgruppe Frey of SS-Panzer Division 1 Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler had orders to hold Kotscherovo at any price. One thing was clear; the Russians wanted Kotscherovo and were encircling the town in preparation for an attack. As the cold dawn morning arrived they came, punctually at 0630 hours. The Fifth Guards Tank Corps' attack was heralded by the screams of Stalin's Organs followed by the incessant whistling, hissing, and crumpling of the earth as they erupted in the centre of the town. After the attack the Soviet infantry arrived on all sides with tank support and stormed the German's position.
Attacker: Russian (Elements 5th Guards Tank Corps)
Defender: German (SS) (Companie 8, SS-Pzr-Grndr Regt 1, Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler)