9 Aug 1902

9 Apr 1942

15 May 1942

  • He 111 bombers of German Luftwaffe group I./KG 100 attacked Taman harbor, Russia with the heavy 1,800-kilogram SC 1800 bombs, causing heavy damage. ww2dbase [Taman, Krasnodar Krai | CPC]
6 Aug 1942

  • German 17th Army captured Tikhoretsk in southern Russia while 1st Panzer Army crossed the Kuban River en route toward Armavir to the southeast. Soviet troops in the region launched the Armavir-Maikop Defensive Operation. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Krasnodar Krai | TH, CPC]
7 Aug 1942

11 Aug 1942

14 Aug 1942

18 Aug 1942

  • German troops assaulted Novorossiysk and Tuapse on the Black Sea coast in southern Russia. 100 kilometers to the northeast, German 1st Panzer Army captured Krasnodar. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Krasnodar Krai | CPC]
2 Sep 1942

  • German 46th Infantry Division crossed Strait of Kerch and landed on the Taman Peninsula in southern Russia via 24 landing barges and other small boats. Meanwhile, German 17th Army moved toward Novorossiysk. As the Soviets evacuated from nearby ports, Italian and German surface vessels intercepted some of the convoys, sinking Soviet gunboats Oktybar and Rostov-Don. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Krasnodar Krai | CPC]
6 Sep 1942

24 Sep 1942

4 Oct 1942

  • Ivan Isakov was seriously injured by German air raid in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, which resulted in the amputation of his foot. ww2dbase [Ivan Isakov | Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai | CPC]
14 Oct 1942

  • The German offensive in the Caucasus region of southern Russia was suspended with the exception of 17th Army's attacks near Tuapse on the coast of the Black Sea. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai | CPC]
31 Jan 1943

31 Mar 1943

  • Soviet troops defeated the German 17th Army in the Kuban Peninsula and captured Anastasyevsk north of Novorossiysk, near the coast of the Black Sea in southern Russia. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Anastasyevsk, Krasnodar Krai | CPC]
5 May 1943

26 May 1943

  • Soviet troops began an offensive against the German units isolated between the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea in the Kuban area of southern Russia. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | Krasnodar Krai | TH]
2 Jun 1943

  • Mariya Dolina's aircraft was hit by an anti-aircraft artillery over the Kuban region of southern Russia prior to reaching her target, disabling an engine and causing a fire. She opted to press on with the bombing run. On the way back to base, without escort, she was attacked by two Fw 190 and four Bf 109 aircraft; her tail gunner shot down one one of each type. ww2dbase [Krasnodar Krai | CPC]
27 Sep 1943


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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