Diary December 12, 1942

Panzer Group Hoth Operation 'Winter Storm'

Deployment of the Panzer Group Hoth for Operation ‘Winter Storm’.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, December 12, 1942:

Eastern Front

Operation Wintersturm (‘Winter Storm’): 13 German divisions, under Manstein and Hoth, attempt to punch a corridor from Kotelnikovo to Stalingrad, through which 6th Army can withdraw. River Aksay is reached and crossed, but the attack grinds to a halt at river Myshkova (December 18).

Sea War

Mediterranean: 4 ships disabled by Italian ‘human torpedoes’ and frogmen at Algiers.

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