Red Christmas: The Tatsinskaya Airfield Raid 1942

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"In mid-December 1942, the Soviets had surrounded the German 6th Army in Stalingrad but the Wehrmacht was engaged in a desperate relief effort with Operation Winter Storm and an airlift. The Soviet Stavka moved to defeat both these German efforts in order to ensure the rapid destruction of the 6th Army and to maintain strategic momentum. As part of the effort to defeat the airlift, the Soviet Stavka decided to launch a deep raid with the entire 24th Tank Corps to seize the airfield at Tatsinskaya, the primary operating base ...

Red Christmas: The Tatsinskaya Airfield Raid 1942 2012, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781849085861

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