January 30, 1944 – The Krasnoye Selo – Ropsha Offensive was a campaign between the Soviet Leningrad Front and the German 18th Army fought for the western approaches of Leningrad in 14–30 January 1944. Fedyuninsky’s 2nd Shock Army and General Ivan Maslennikov’s 42nd Army fell on the sector of Obergruppenführer Felix Steiner’s III (Germanic) SS Panzer Corps, hitting the area of the 9th and 10th Luftwaffe Field Divisions. By the third day of the offensive, the 2nd Shock Army broke through the German lines with a penetration 23 kilometers wide. The Luftwaffe units crumbled quickly, and the Army Group North fell back to new positions along the Narva river in Estonia.[In a key Soviet assault on January 19, the 63rd Guards Rifle Division seized German positions to the front of Krasnoye Selo. On January 19, the 2nd Shock Army took Ropša and the 42nd Army liberated Krasnoye Selo.