During the end of September 1941, troops of the 3rd Romanian Army, reinforced by some German divisions, setup in the steppe of Nogaļ, between the Dniepr and the Black Sea. Axis units were decimated and prepared to bear the brunt of a vast Soviet counter attack. Nevertheless, they performed local attacks in order to consolidate their positions. Calarasi 2nd Regiment of the 8th Cavalry Brigade received the order to take the hamlet of Filiberta in order to protect a nearby German division. On 26th September, after a heavy artillery preparation, the 2nd Calarasi, led by its 2nd squadron, mounted an assault.