Sevastopol 1942

Sevastopol 1942

Von Manstein’s triumph

Campaign 189
  • Author: Robert Forczyk
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Short code: CAM 189
  • Publication Date: 10 Jan 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846032219
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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In late July 1941, Hitler ordered Army Group South to seize the Crimea as part of its operations to secure the Ukraine and the Donets Basin, in order to protect the vital Romanian oil refineries at Ploesti from Soviet air attack. After weeks of heavy fighting, the Germans breached the Soviet defences and overran most of the Crimea. By November 1941 the only remaining Soviet foothold in the area was the heavily fortified naval base at Sevastopol. Operation Sturgeon Haul, the final assault on Sevastopol, was one of the very few joint service German operations of World War II, with two German corps and a Romanian corps supported by a huge artillery siege train, the Luftwaffe's crack VIII Flieger Korps and a flotilla of S-Boats provided by the Kriegsmarine. This volume closely examines the impact of logistics, weather and joint operational planning upon the last major German victory of World War II.

Biographical Note

Robert A. Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the US Army Reserves and served as an armour officer in the US 2nd and 4th Infantry Divisions and as an intelligence officer in the 29th Infantry Division (Light). Dr Forczyk is currently a consultant in the Washington, DC area. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has worked for a number of publishers and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy.

Contents

Origins of the campaign
Chronology
Opposing plans
Opposing leaders
Opposing forces
Operation Trappenjagd, 8-21 May 1942
Air and naval operations around Sevastopol 1941-42
Operation Störfang - the third assault on Sevastopol
Aftermath
The battlefield today
Bibliography
Index

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