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German Armor Attacking Ponyri

Attacking StuG III assault guns

German Armor Attacking Ponyri

Ten StuG III assault guns (177th or 244th Sturmgeschutz Brigades) in three groups were approaching Soviet lines from the northwest (Graphic). The armor was accompanied by two small infantry groups probably offloaded from SdKfz halftracks; one of the vehicles was in the vicinity of the armor and four more were parked in the rear (Graphic 5). The approach of the armor appeared to have been preceded by three Borgward B-IV remote-controlled armored vehicles parked behind each group (Graphic 5). Several vehicles, including some in revetments, were deployed in the German rear.

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