What was the Soviet garrison of Sevastopol doing during the Kerch Campaign in May 1942?

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What was the Soviet garrison of Sevastopol doing during the Kerch Campaign in May 1942?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 06 Sep 2020 11:21

In order to concentrate German forces for the Kerch offensive in May 1942, Manstein had to take some German troops from opposite Sevastopol.

Presumably they were replaced by Romanian troops. If so, which ones?

Did the Soviet garrison of Sevastopol not try to take advantage of this to mount attacks to support the Red Army in the Ķerch Peninsula?

If not, why not?

If they did, what were the results?

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Re: What was the Soviet garrison of Sevastopol doing during the Kerch Campaign in May 1942?

Post by Kelvin » 06 Sep 2020 13:47

Soviet Maritime Army had 7 x Rifle divisions with several naval infantry brigades. They were capable of helping their Kerch troop. But they are mostly immobilized and timing is of vital importance. German had two infantry division for screening Sevastopol. It is good if they rushed outside of fortress and attacked German rear in Kerch front.

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Re: What was the Soviet garrison of Sevastopol doing during the Kerch Campaign in May 1942?

Post by Art » 07 Sep 2020 20:47

Sid Guttridge wrote:
06 Sep 2020 11:21
Presumably they were replaced by Romanian troops. If so, which ones?
See the situation map (11.5.42):
Lage 11.5.42.jpg
Did the Soviet garrison of Sevastopol not try to take advantage of this to mount attacks to support the Red Army in the Ķerch Peninsula?
No noteworthy actions occurred, as far as I understand.
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