On 5 July, Panzer Division 19 fought against the 228th Rifle Regiment, 78th Guards Rifle Division, smashing its 3rd Battalion and penetrating into the second echelon defenses. Early on the morning of 6 July, Panzer Division 19 opened the attack with an artillery preparation. The 73rd Panzergrenadier Regiment, commanded by COL Koehler, was reinforced with Battalion I, Grenadier Regiment 429. Kampfgruppe Koehler continued to fight the 228th Rifle Regiment, orienting towards Dalni Peski. The Germans broke these defenses during the fighting. The 27th Panzer Regiment penetrated to the east, while the reinforced 73rd Panzergrenadier Regiment redirected its attack to the northwest. This caused them to hit the flank of the 81st Guards Rifle Division.
Attacker: German (Kampfgruppe Koehler, Panzer Division 19)