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29 Jul 1939

  • Pavel Sukhoi was named the Chief Designer of aircraft factory number 135 in Kharkov, Ukraine. ww2dbase [Pavel Sukhoi | Kharkov | CPC]
24 Oct 1941

Photo(s) dated 24 Oct 1941
Germans entering Kharkov, Ukraine, late Oct 1941View of Kharkov, Ukraine, late Oct 1941
16 Feb 1943

Photo(s) dated 16 Feb 1943
Knocked out and abandoned T-34 medium tanks line the streets of Kharkov, Ukraine, Feb 1943
2 Mar 1943

  • The Soviet 3rd Tank Army was destroyed near Kharkov, Ukraine which had only just been recaptured by the Soviets two weeks prior. ww2dbase [Third Battle of Kharkov | Kharkov | AC]
14 Mar 1943

12 Aug 1943

  • Adolf Hitler ordered the southern portion of the defensive Panther Line to be set up along the Dneiper River in Ukraine, and that the city of Kharkov in Ukraine was to be held at all costs. ww2dbase [Fourth Battle of Kharkov | Kharkov | TH, CPC]
14 Aug 1943

20 Aug 1943

  • Soviet and German tanks engaged in combat in the fields near Kharkov, Ukraine; the Soviets were defeated after losing 184 T-34 tanks. ww2dbase [Fourth Battle of Kharkov | Kharkov | CPC]
21 Aug 1943

22 Aug 1943

23 Aug 1943

  • The Soviet Steppe Front captured Kharkov, Ukraine, ending the Fourth Battle of Kharkov; a German counterattack was attempted but repulsed by the Soviet 5th Guards Tank Army. ww2dbase [Fourth Battle of Kharkov | Kharkov | TH]

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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