Operation Westwind (ii)

west wind

This was a German series of small-unit attacks by elements of Generaloberst Dr Lothar Rendulic’s Heeresgruppe ‘Nord’ on the Soviet forces of Marshal Sovetskogo Soyuza Aleksandr M. Vasilevsky’s 3rd Belorussian Front on the promontory between Königsberg and Pillau to open the way to the south-west in the direction of the Hel peninsula (19/26 February 1945).