So I have been doing research on the 13th Guards Rifle Division at Stalingrad in September 1942 and have had trouble getting consistent information about the 42nd Rifle Regiment. I know the first battalion of this unit was the first to cross the Volga on September 14 and that they were tasked the next day with capturing the city center. General Chuikov personally tasked Lt Anton Kuzmich Dragan with taking the famous railroad station with a group of around 50 men. I know that Dragan's force took heavy casualties, and that Dragan was eventually promoted to battalion commander after the initial two died, but I am less clear on the fate of the overall battalion. Chuikov and Beevor both refer to Dragan finally leaving the front line with six surviving Guardsmen, although I am not sure if this means six survived from the platoon that took the railroad station or that only six survived from the entire battalion. The former seems more likely, but the mortality rate on the Eastern Front was so high that the latter is possible. Glantz in Armageddon in Stalingrad does not refer to Dragan by name, but does mention the 1st Battalion of the 42nd RR taking part in the fighting of late September when the German 71st infantry flanked the Soviet forces in central Stalingrad. This seems unlikely if the 1st battalion was just six men at that point. I know that Pavlov's House was defended by a platoon from the 42nd RR, but unsure if they were part of 1st battalion or if they were from the other battalions that initially defended Mamaev Kurgan and later were moved to the city center. Any help people can share on this specific unit would be helpful.