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25 Feb 1918

Russia
  • Following the suicide of Ataman Alexey Kaledin and the departure of Lavr Kornilov's "Volunteer Army", a "Red" Cossack leader, V. S. Golubov, broke into the Parliament building at Novocherkassk, Russia forcibly dissolving the Krug (the parliament of the Don Cossacks) and then shot the new Ataman, Anatoly Nazarov, and several leading politicians. The reaction to the killing of the elected head of the Cossack State was instantaneous - General Popov, leader of the Don forces, deserted, with indecent haste, with 1,500 men (leaving behind an almost equal number to men to face the oncoming Reds). ww2dbase [Novocherkassk, Rostov | AC]
5 Dec 1938

Russia
  • Viktor Abakumov was named acting head of the UNKVD Directorate of Rostov Oblast, Russia. ww2dbase [Viktor Abakumov | Rostov | CPC]
27 Apr 1939

Russia
  • Viktor Abakumov was named the head of the UNKVD Directorate of Rostov Oblast, Russia. ww2dbase [Viktor Abakumov | Rostov | CPC]
17 Oct 1941

Russia
  • German troops captured Taganrog in southern Russia, a port city on the Sea of Azov. ww2dbase [Taganrog, Rostov | TH]
17 Jul 1942

Russia
  • He 111 bombers of German Luftwaffe unit II./KG 55, with the new Lotfe 7D bombsights, flew tactical missions in support of German 5th Panzer Army near Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia, destroying the key bridge across the lower Don River. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Rostov | CPC]
21 Jul 1942

Russia
22 Jul 1942

Russia
  • German 1st Panzer Army and 17th Army attacked Rostov-on-Don, Russia; among the attacking division was the Czechoslovakian Mobile Slovak Division. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Rostov-on-Don, Rostov | CPC]
23 Jul 1942

Russia
  • Führer Directive Number 45 was issued, ordering Operation Brunswick, the capture of the Caucasus region; Armeegruppe A would move through Maikop and Grozny to the Black Sea and Armeegruppe B would take Stalingrad on the drive to Astrakhan. Meanwhile, in southern Russia, German 13th Panzer Division, German 22nd Panzer Division, and Czechoslovakian Mobile Slovak Division captured the Kommolomny Bridge over the Don River at Rostov-on-Don. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Rostov-on-Don, Rostov | TH, CPC]
24 Jul 1942

Russia
  • German SS Wiking Division captured the airfield near Rostov-on-Don, Russia while German 125th Infantry Division entered the city center. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Rostov-on-Don, Rostov | CPC]
1 Aug 1942

Russia
27 Aug 1942

Russia
  • At Morozovskaya Airfield in southern Russia, Oberstleutnant Ernst Kühl took command of German Luftwaffe group KG 55, replacing Oberst Benno Kosch. ww2dbase [Morozovskaya, Rostov | CPC]
6 Oct 1942

Russia
  • German Luftwaffe unit I./KG 100 (flying He 111 bombers) was transferred from Morozovskaya, Russia to Saki, Russia to support the Caucasus offensive. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Morozovskaya, Rostov | CPC]
25 Nov 1942

Russia
  • He 111 aircraft from Tatsinskaya Airfield and Morozovskaya Airfield in Rostov Oblast, Russia flew 75 tons of supplies, mostly fuel, into Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | Tatsinskaya, Rostov | CPC]
30 Nov 1942

Russia
  • German Luftwaffe VIII. Fliegerkorps was relieved of all its combat duties. Instead, its aircraft stationed across Rostov Oblast, Russia were ordered to focus on flying supplies into Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | Rostov | CPC]
24 Dec 1942

Russia
  • Soviet tanks broke German defensive lines at Tatsinskaya Airfield in Rostov Oblast, southern Russia, an important airfield flying supplies into Stalingrad, Russia; 124 Ju 52/3m aircraft were able to take into the air to escape, but 46 other aircraft were either damaged, destroyed, or abandoned as the Soviets captured Tatsinskaya. Elsewhere in Rostov Oblast, a similar attack was conducted on Morozovsk Airfield, but the Germans were able to repulse that attack. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | Tatsinskaya, Rostov | CPC]
2 Jan 1943

Russia
  • He 111 aircraft stationed at Morozovskaya Airfield, Rostov Oblast, Russia were evacuated. Since the aircraft could not take all the equipment and supplies with them, commanding officer of KG 55 Oberstleutnant Ernst Kühl remained behind with a small staff in the hopes that the ground troops would be able to blunt the Soviet offensive so that the aircraft could return. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | Morozovskaya, Rostov | CPC]
4 Jan 1943

Russia
  • Soviet troops captured Morozovskaya Airfield, Rostov Oblast, Russia. Commanding officer of KG 55 Oberstleutnant Ernst Kühl and his small staff destroyed various equipment and supply dumps before evacuating. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | Morozovskaya, Rostov | CPC]

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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