The Central Front D+16 (25 July, 1987) Part II Bravo

The NATO intelligence estimates and timetables for the southern Leine crossings were imprecise. 8th Guards Tank Division was already across the river by midnight and its lead combat elements had arrived at their advance departure areas southeast of Einbeck. 3rd Shock Army’s commander monitored their progress carefully, as well as the additional artillery and air …

The Central Front D+15 (24 July, 1987) Part IV-Bravo

NORTHAG 1200-1700 (Southern Sector of the Weser Defenses) NATO combat strength in the southern sector of the Weser defense was currently anchored around the Belgian 16th Armored Division. This division’s title is somewhat misleading. It was actually organized more along the lines of a traditional 3-brigade mechanized infantry division once the absorption of reserve units …