Operation Typhoon - the final attack on Moscow - was a two-pronged pincer movement combined with a frontal assault on the Russian capital. The northern pincer was the responsibility of Panzer-Gruppe 3. Participating in the attack was 2. Panzer-Division, just brought to the eastern front. On 23 November, after having advanced a week against heavy resistance, the division attacked toward the village of Davydkovo, only 60 km from Moscow. Its mechanized infantry battalion formed the spearhead.