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Liveblogging World War II: September 19, 1942

Stalingrad. From Glantz and House, Armageddon in Stalingrad:

Red Army General Staff Daily Operational Summary for September 19, 1942: Southeastern Front went over to the offensive... at 1200 hours on 19 September against the enemy's infantry and tank units that have penetrated into Stalingrad....

62nd Army went over to the offensive along the Hill 35.0, Hill 932, Hill 135.4, and Hill 102.0 one and in the center of Stalingrad with the units on its right wing and in its center....

124th and 149th RBs and 282nd RR NKVD, overcoming stubborn enemy resistance, advanced forward slowly. 115th RB and composite regiment of 96th RD held their previous poositons, while repelling counterattacks.... 9th MRB caputred Hill 126.3.... 137th TB... reached the region 1 kilometer east of the wagon sheds.... 95 RD... after reaching the crest of Hill 102.0, was halted by strong enemy artillery and mortar fire. 112th RD... captured the eastern outskirts of Polotnoe.... 13 GRD wsa fighting intense street battles in teh center city. The division has suffered heavy losses. 42nd RB, 244th RD, 35th Gds. RD, 133rd TB, and the remnants of 131st RD and 10th RB were continuing to fight street battles in teh city. Their positions are being confirmed. 92nd RB occupied defenses along the grain elevator and Valdai Street up to the unnamed ravine and further along the right bank of the Volga River.

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