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The Attack on Ponyri, 7 July 1943

The German attack on Soviet Positions at the Rail Station

The Attack on Ponyri, 7 July 1943

The scene at Ponyri on 7 July generally conformed to published accounts: the 18th Panzer Division and elements of the 292nd Infantry Division attacked from the north and northwest as 86th Infantry Division approached from the northeast. The first coverage on 7 July, taken just before 0600, revealed the attack was already in progress. Although neither area of approach was imaged, German artillery was bombarding in the town. A fighter aircraft (probably a German Fw190), approaching from the south, was flying over the station.

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