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]
30 Dec 1941

Russia
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]
9 Apr 1942

Russia
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]
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]
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]

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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