Saturday 19 December 1942, Soviets
Light mud one more time in the South... It should slow the Germans down.
The 65th Army’s offensive keep moving around Ostrogorsk, crushing the 7th Hungarish Corps’s HQ. The 4th Mechanized Corps fails to take Rosso.
Between Krasnodar and Maikop, the little town of Ust-Labinskaya finally falls into the hands of the 5th Tank Army and the newly formed 3rd Guards Mechanized Corps (from 4th Mechanized Corps) cross the river heading for Maikop.
Facing the center, the Russians achieve to regroup.