Operation Darg Koch

(north Ossetian town)

'Darg Koch' was a German unrealised operation, schemed within 'Edelweiss' (i), based on the use of a powerful Kampfgruppe of Oberstleutnant Paul Haehling von Lanzenauer’s Lehr-Regiment 'Brandenburg' zbV 800 in front of Darg Koch on the Eastern Front, in the area of Kirovsky in northern Ossetia, to develop a four-bridge bridgehead as the preparatory basis for an advance against Ardon and thence Vladikavkaz and the western coast of the Caspian Sea (2 November 1942).