Siege of Sevastopol 1941-42
Heavy Siege Gerät 040 an 600mm mortar named Loki . Saw action in Lemberg, Leningrad and Sevastopol .Gerät 041 was an 540mm mortar with a longer barrel . 6 production vehicles were produced between nov 1940 and aug 1941 .they bore the names of Adam & Eve (1eBatt) Thor & Odin (2eBatt) Loki & Ziu (3eBatt)
Russians carrying wounded comrade to safety. (1941)-By the end of November of 1941, with only Sevastopol in Soviet hands, the decision had been taken to evacuate most of the Soviet forces in Crimea. That left by December only the Independent Coastal Army under the command of Major-General Ivan Petrov together with the Black Sea Fleet to defend the city. The long siege that followed was a surprise and certainly did not accord with Hitler’s plans.
Near Sevastopol, Crimea,April 1942.Soviet Marines target an Axis position during the Siege of Sevastopol. The campaign was fought by the Axis powers of Germany, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria and Croatia against the Soviets for control of Sevastopol, a port in the Crimea on the Black Sea. The Axis land forces reached the Crimea in the autumn of 1941 and Several failed attempts were made to secure the city. However, it was not until 4 July 1942 that the remaining Soviet forces surrendered
Gustav Railway Gun (" Schwerer Gustav" or "Dora" ). German 80cm ( 31,5 inch) gun, weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes, and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 47 km ( 29 miles). The gun was designed in preparation for the Battle of France, but wasnt ready for action at that time. It was later employed in the Soviet Union at the siege of Sevastopol. It was destroyed by the Germans near the end of the war in 1945 to avoid capture by the Red Army.
A 420-mm “Gamma” mortar (Gamma Mörser kurze marinekanone L/16), manufactured by Krupp, aims at Sevastopol. It belonged to to 459th artillery battery, 791.Artillery Regiment. The "Gamma" was a short naval gun with a 16-caliber barrel, designated as a siege howitzer deployed during WW1.The sole howitzer that survived WW1 was used in WW2 to attack the Maginot Line and the fortress of Sevastopol..
Krasnyi Kavkaz (from Russian: "Красный Кавказ" - "Red Caucasus") was a cruiser of the Soviet Navy that began construction during World War I, but was still incomplete during the Russian Revolution. Her design was heavily modified by the Soviets and she was completed in 1932. During World War II she supported Soviet troops during the Siege of Odessa, Siege of Sevastopol, and the Kerch-Feodosiya Operation in the winter of 1941—42. She was awarded the Guards title on 3 April 1942. She was recla...
Voroshilov (Russian: Ворошилов) was a Project 26 Kirov-class cruiser of the Soviet Navy that served during World War II and into the Cold War. She bombarded German troops during the Siege of Odessa before being badly damaged in November 1941 by German bombers. Upon her return from repairs in March 1942 she supported Soviet troops during the Siege of Sevastopol, the Kerch-Feodosiya Operation and the amphibious landings at Novorossiysk at the end of January 1943. Her active participation in th...
German soldiers transport a wounded comrade during the Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimea. The campaign was fought by the Axis forces of Germany, Romania and Italy against the Soviets for control of Sevastopol, a port in the Crimea on the Black Sea. Near Sevastopol, Ukraine, Soviet Union. 22 July 1942.
Axis Romanian soldiers cool themselves on a pier in Balaklava following the successful Axis Siege of Sevastopol, in which German, Romanian and Italian forces captured Sevastopol, a port city on the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea. The bloody siege lasted from 30 October 1941 to 4 July 1942. With the Soviet forces neutralized, the Axis refocused their attention on the major summer campaign of that year, Operation Blue (German: Fall Blau), the German codename for its plan for the 1942 strat...
The Sov. naval base at Sevastopol was one of the strongest fortifications in the world. Its site, on a deeply eroded, bare limestone promontory at the southwestern tip of the Crimea made an approach by land forces exceedingly difficult. The high-level cliffs overlooking Severnaya Bay protected the anchorage, making an amphibious landing just as dangerous. The Soviet Navy had built upon these natural defenses by modernizing the port and installing heavy coastal defenses which could fire inlan...
The heaviest artillery piece ever fielded in combat, the german Schwerer Gustav 800 mm (31.5 in.) railway gun,. The fully assembled gun weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes, and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 47 kilometres (29 mi). Here is depicted in action during the siege of Sevastopol, her only major use in the war.