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25 Sep 1941

Russia
  • German and Romanian troops reached the Perekop Isthmus in Russia and began to cut off the Crimean Peninsula. ww2dbase [Krym | CPC]
27 Oct 1941

Russia
  • Erich von Manstein's German Eleventh Army broke through the mud and fog on the Perekop Isthmus into the Crimean Peninsula in Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Krym | AC]
2 Nov 1941

Russia
  • German 132nd Infantry Division attacked toward Sevastopol, Russia and was halted at Bakhchisaray by Soviet 8th Naval Brigade. Nearby, ships of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet evacuated troops from Yalta, Yevpatoria, and Feodosiya, transporting them to Sevastopol; cruiser Voroshilov was damaged by German aircraft during this effort. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Krym | CPC]
9 Nov 1941

Russia
  • The 19,894-strong Soviet Independent Coastal Army, with 10 T-26 tanks and 152 guns, arrived in Sevastopol, Russia from Odessa, Ukraine, significantly bolstering the city's defenses. 40 kilometers east of Sevastopol, German troops captured Yalta. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Krym | TH]
16 Nov 1941

Russia
  • The German 11.Armee captured Kerch, Russia. Soviet Deputy Navy Commissar Admiral Gordei Levchenko was arrested after being deemed responsible for this defeat. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Kerch, Krym | TH, CPC]
19 Dec 1941

Russia
  • The Soviets landed 20,000 men on the Kerch Peninsula in Russia with the aim of lifting the siege of Sevastopol. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Krym | AC]
26 Dec 1941

Russia
  • Soviet troops conducted an amphibious assault on the Kerch Peninsula in an attempt to relieve the siege of Sevastopol, Russia, landing 13,000 men of the Soviet 51st Army. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Krym | TH]
27 Dec 1941

Russia
  • 46th Infantry Division of the German 11th Army counterattacked the Soviet beachheads on the Kerch Peninsula, Russia, but the attacks failed to stop further Soviet reinforcements from the sea. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Krym | CPC]
29 Dec 1941

Russia
  • The Soviet 44th Army landed 23,000 men and a battalion of tanks at Feodosiya to reinforce Sevastopol, Russia at 0350 hours. In response, General Hans von Sponeck ordered the German 46th Infantry Division to fall back, losing much heavy equipment in the process and against Adolf Hitler's "no retreat" order. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Feodosiya, Krym | TH]
30 Dec 1941

Russia
2 Jan 1942

Russia
18 Jan 1942

Russia
15 Feb 1942

Russia
13 Mar 1942

Russia
  • A major Soviet attack was launched out of Kerch Peninsula in Russia in an attempt to relieve the besieged city of Sevastopol. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Krym | TH]
20 Mar 1942

Russia
  • Soviet Army's Kerch offensive in Russia was defeated with heavy losses. To the west, German counter attack at Sevastopol failed, resulting in the loss of the 22nd Division. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Krym | TH]
30 Mar 1942

Russia
  • Soviet fighters shot down two He 111 bombers of 1. Staffel of the III. Gruppe of German Luftwaffe KG 27 over Kerch, Russia. ww2dbase [Kerch, Krym | CPC]
2 Apr 1942

Russia
9 Apr 1942

Russia
11 Apr 1942

Russia
8 May 1942

Russia
11 May 1942

Russia
12 May 1942

Russia
  • Soviet troops began to withdraw from the Kerch peninsula in Russia, freeing some German resources for the offensive near Kharkov, Ukraine to the north. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Krym | CPC]
16 May 1942

Russia
  • German troops captured the city of Kerch and the namesake peninsula in Russia; Soviet troops in the area began a 5-day evacuation under heavy fire. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Kerch, Krym | TH, CPC]
17 May 1942

Russia
  • German troops began capturing large numbers of artillery pieces and munitions around Kerch, Russia, which they would later use against Sevastopol. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Kerch, Krym | TH]
29 Nov 1942

Russia
  • Light cruiser Voroshilov bombarded Axis positions near Feodonisi, Russia and was damaged by German naval mines. ww2dbase [Voroshilov | Feodonisi, Krym | CPC]
9 Oct 1943

Russia
  • Kuban, Russia was under complete Soviet control as the last German and Romanian units had evacuated to Crimea. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Krym | TH]
1 Nov 1943

Russia
  • German troops in the Crimea were cut off by land as Soviet troops made a landing across the Strait of Kerch in Russia. ww2dbase [Krym | TH]
1 Dec 1943

Russia
  • German troops in the Crimea in Russia were completely isolated, as Soviet troops completed their control of the northern end of the Dneiper River bend. ww2dbase [Krym | TH]
4 Dec 1943

Russia
  • German 11.Armee attempted to crush the Soviet bridgehead at Kerch, Russia, but the attack was halted after it suffered 10,000 killed and 3,000 captured. ww2dbase [Kerch, Krym | TH]
8 Apr 1944

Russia
  • The Soviet forces began an offensive to retake Crimea, Russia and to destroy the German 17.Armee. ww2dbase [Krym | TH]
9 Apr 1944

Russia
  • Soviet troops broke through German defensive lines at Kerch, Russia. ww2dbase [Kerch, Krym | TH]
11 Apr 1944

Russia
  • Soviet troops captured Kerch, Russia. ww2dbase [Kerch, Krym | TH]
12 Apr 1944

Russia
  • More than 61,000 German and Romanian troops began evacuation from the Crimea in Russia. ww2dbase [Krym | AC]
13 Apr 1944

Russia
  • Red Army units captured Eupatoria (Yevpatoriya), Feodosiya, and Simferol in Russia. Nearby, at Staryi Krym, German troops killed 589 people, about 200 of them children. ww2dbase [Krym | TH]
18 Apr 1944

Russia
22 Apr 1944

Russia
  • Bogdan Kobulov and Ivan Serov sent a message to NKVD chief Lavrentiy Beria, claiming without substantiation that 20,000 Crimean Tatars had deserted during the retreat of the 51st Army from Krym (Crimea), Russia in 1941. ww2dbase [Deportation of Crimean Tatars | Krym | CPC]
12 May 1944

Russia
  • The remains of German 17.Armee surrendered in the Crimea in Russia. ww2dbase [Krym | TH]
18 May 1944

Russia
19 Jul 1944

Russia
  • Soviet NKVD troops allegedly murdered entire inhabitants of a number of villages on the Arabit Spit in eastern Krym (Crimea), Russia; the main ethnicity of those villages was Crimean Tatar. ww2dbase [Deportation of Crimean Tatars | Krym | CPC]
20 Oct 1944

Russia
  • The Soviet Union ordered all Tatar, Greek, and German-language place names in Krym (Crimea), Russia to be given Russian names. ww2dbase [Deportation of Crimean Tatars | Krym | CPC]
14 Dec 1944

Russia
  • The Supreme Soviet Presidium of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic ordered all non-Russian-language district names in Krym (Crimea), Russia to be given Russian-language names. ww2dbase [Deportation of Crimean Tatars | Krym | CPC]
2 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 2 Feb 1945
Franklin Roosevelt speaking with Harry Hopkins, Saki, Russia, early Feb 1945
4 Feb 1945

Russia
5 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 5 Feb 1945
Harry Hopkins, Steve Early, and Chip Bohlen at Livadia Palace, Krym, Russia, Feb 1945
8 Feb 1945

Russia
18 May 1948

Russia
  • Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic leaders ordered all non-Russian-language village names in Krym (Crimea), Russia to be given Russian-language names. ww2dbase [Deportation of Crimean Tatars | Krym | CPC]
28 Apr 1956

Russia

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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