Allied turn of April 24th, 1942
In the Eastern Front, with the help of good weather, Axis Mobile corps pushed North in a pincer move East and West of the Soviet capital with the clear objective to form a large Moscow pocket. Stavka believe it will be very hard to avoid that from happening even though those spearhead units seem worn out for now. Stavka even evacuated to a secret location 200 miles or so North of the city.
Further South, the country was not yet cut in two. Three panzer corps even stayed put probably to protect the other front’s flanks and probably to recover as well. A more modest number of panzer corps pushed South, East of Rostov, with the aim of crossing the Don and try to form a Rostov pocket (or may even a Stalingrad one). Local commanders are trying their best to stop that from happening.
Much further North, a second panzer corps appeared near Leningrad, a clear indication of Axis intentions there. With the panzer grenadier corps in between lakes Lagoda and Onega, Germany does have dangerous offensive forces in the sector. However, Stavka can not spare any more troops and the actual defenses will have to do.
Overall, it is estimated that the Axis has 20 mobile corps in the Soviet Union, three of which are Italians, all others been Germans.
In other news, the mop-up was finished in Norway, now clear of any Axis organised resistance.
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