ϟϟ-Infanterie-Regiment „Nordland“

SS-Division Wiking
The attack got underway on the night of September 25-26 1942. SS-Infanterie-Regiment Nordland's assault soon bogged down, as they realized that not only were they outnumbered by the Soviet Red Army, but the latter were also well entrenched in prepared positions. Within thirty minutes, almost half of the men of the regiment had fallen. Despite this, they still captured the hill, and its commander SS-Oberführer Fritz von Scholz was awarded the Knight's Cross for his actions during the battle. On September 29 1942, the aerial reconnaissance in the West and Southwest of Malgobek identified 50 Soviet tanks. During the afternoon, it was further reported that additional troop elements and 400-500 motorized vehicles and approximately 25 tanks were observed in the area. Image: Wiking SS-Grenadier in the Caucasus 1942. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Willy Altstadt. US National Archives Records Administration. Fair use.

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