IL2 Forgotten Battles Video Game of a German He 111 medium bomber on a torpedo mission from Feodosiya to Kerch on the Crimean Peninsula; not that far from Sochi Russia (where the games took place and the Germans and Russians battled so long ago). All scenes recorded by FRAPS; the computer screen capture software free licence (limited to 30 seconds not looped recording time).
The Heinkel He 111 was a German aircraft designed by Siegfried and Walter Günter in the early 1930s in violation of the Treaty of Versailles. Wikipedia
Top speed: 400 km/h
Length: 18 m
Wingspan: 23 m
First flight: February 24, 1935
Introduced: into service 1936
Engine type: V12 engine
Battle of the Kerch Peninsula (German: Unternehmen Trappenjagd) (Russian Керченско-Феодосийская десантная операция (Kerchensko-Feodosiyskaya desantnaya operatsiya, 'Kerch-Feodosiya landing operation') was a World War II offensive by German and Romanian armies against the Soviet Crimean Frontforces defending the Kerch Peninsula, in the eastern part of the Crimea. It was launched on 8 May 1942 and concluded around 18 May 1942 with the near complete destruction of the Soviet defending forces. The Red Army lost over 170,000 men killed or taken prisoner, and three armies (44th, 47th, and 51st) with twenty-one divisions. The operation was one of the battles immediately preceding the German summer offensive (Fall Blau), and its successful conclusion made it possible for the Axis to launch a successful assault on Sevastopolin the following months.
Some groups of Soviet survivors refused to surrender and fought on for many months, hiding in the catacombs of the quarries. Many of these soldiers were occupying the caves along with many civilians, who had fled the city of Kerch.
|Battle of the Kerch Peninsula|
|Part of the Eastern Front of World War II|
The Eastern Front at the time of the siege of Sevastopol. (click to enlarge)
|Commanders and leaders|
|Erich von Manstein|| Dimitri Kozlov|
|Casualties and losses|
|~9,000 casualties||170,000 dead or captured (including civilians)|
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