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By Barrett Tillman

Grumman's successor to the pugnacious Wildcat, the Hellcat embodied the various classes learnt by way of F4F pilots within the beginning months of the Pacific battle. brought to the fleet in January 1943, and blooded in strive against opposed to the japanese via VF-5 seven months later, the F6F served because the important US military fighter on board provider decks till VJ-Day. regardless of its lethality within the air while ranged opposed to the easiest eastern combatants, it nonetheless retained docile dealing with traits round the service deck. Pilots flying the Hellcat claimed approximately 5000 kills within the Pacific, and over 350 pilots completed ace prestige at the style.

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Leichte Infanterie-Division arrives to block 1st Shock Army advance across Polist River. 9 2nd Guards Rifle Corps continues to advance south-west along Polist River. 10 20 February, North-western Front begins concentric attack with 1st GRC and Group Ksenofontov to complete encirclement of II AK in Demyansk. 11 25 February, Soviet link-up near Zeluch’ye creates the Demyansk pocket. 12 6–10 March, attacks by Group Ksenofontov and Group Moscow fail to crack outer perimeter of Demyansk pocket. 13 12 March, 329.

Kurochkin was not deterred by the difficulty of the terrain on the south side of Lake Il’men and directed Morozov to begin moving two strong shock groups, based upon 180th and 188th Rifle Divisions, into the forests on the east bank of the river Vergot in early January. Hidden among the snowcovered silver birch, the shock troops waited, without any fires or shelter for warmth. -deep (80cm) snow and to mark them, while pioneers helped to build ice roads for trucks and tanks. Although there were absolutely no roads in this area – which made Hansen confident that no serious attack could come from this direction – Kurochkin and Morozov were able to prepare a narrow mobility corridor through the frozen wilderness.

After this failure, the Soviets settled into a desultory siege of Stützpunkt Zamoschenka for the next week, but were hindered by shortages of artillery ammunition. Furthermore, bombardment from 76mm and 122mm guns proved unable to demolish the reinforced cellars that the Germans had built beneath the houses in the village. Despite the difficulty in reducing German strongpoints, Purkaev’s left wing made steady progress and by 15 January, 257th Rifle Division had advanced more than 20 miles towards Kholm.

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