Gefechtsverband Kupfer

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Gefechtsverband Kupfer

Formed on or about 10 July 1943 at Karachev/WNW of Orel on the central sector of the Eastern Front from Stab/St.G. 2 and all available tactical support/ground attack units on the north flank or the Kursk Salient, with orders to destroy Soviet armored forces advancing on Orel from the north, east and south. Its commander, Maj. Dr. Ernst Kupfer, was the Kommodore of St.G. 2 at the time. The tanks were temporarily halted and a disaster similar to Stalingrad was prevented. The Gefechtsverband was dissolved around 25 July 1943.[1]

© by Henry L. deZeng IV (Work in Progress).

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  1. G.Brütting - Das Waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939-1945 (Stuttgart, 1984), p.111.