In the fighting which marked the last days of April 1945, in Brandenburg, the heights of Seelow were lost to the Germans, and the Russian forces, following the classic Blitzkrieg tactics, had probed for and found a gap through which their tanks had driven and had by-passed the few remaining pockets of German resistance in and around the town of Seelow. One of those pockets was that which held the DORA II and soon it had become clear from the volume of Russian fire as well as from its direction that the SS unit was outflanked and in a salient. The Soviet spearheads were now far to the west and to destroy this remaining opposition in Seelow part of an armored regiment of JS tanks and T-34s was sent in.
Attacker: Russian (8th Guards Army)
Defender: German (SS) (DORA II Commando Company, 500th SS Dewahrungs Battalion)