Orders of the Day, May 10 - June 11, 1944
Order of the Day, May 10, 1944
Issued by Marshal Stalin and addressed to
Marshal of the Soviet Union Vassilevsky and Army General Tolbukhin
Troops of the Fourth Ukrainian Front, supported by massed blows by
aircraft and artillery, as a result of three days offensive fighting,
broke through the heavily fortified zone of permanent German defences
consisting of three lines of ferro-concrete defence works and, a few
hours ago, captured by storm the fortress and most important naval base
on the Black Sea - the town of Sevastopol.
Thus the last centre of resistance of the Germans in the Crimea has
been eliminated and the Crimea is completely cleared of the
In the fighting for Sevastopol, distinction was won by troops commanded
by Lieut.-Gen. Zakharov, Lieut.-Gen. Kreizer, Lieut.-Gen. Melnik,
Lieut.-Gen. Chanchibadze, Lieut.-Gen. Kolomiets, Maj.-Gen. Lovyagin,
Lieut.-Gen. Missan, Maj.-Gen. Neverov, Maj.-Gen. Koshevoi, Maj.-Gen.
Provalov, Maj.-Gen. Luchinsky and Maj.-Gen.Rozhdestvensky; artillerymen
commanded by Col.-Gen. of Artillery Krasnopevtsev, Maj.-Gen. of
Artillery Strelbitsky, Maj.-Gen. of Artillery Telegin, Maj.-Gen. of
Artillery Sokolsky, Maj.-Gen. of Artillery Tveretsky, Col. obsev and
Col. Frolov; tankmen commanded by l. Potseluyev, Col. Barabash and Col.
Zhidkov; airmen commanded by Marshal of Aviation Golovanov, Lieut.-Gen.
of Aviation Khryukin, Maj.-Gen. of Aviation Savitsky, Maj.-Gen. of
Aviation Filin, Lieut.-Gen. of Aviation Yermachenkov, Maj.-Gen. of
Aviation Fedorov, Maj.-Gen. of Aviation Rubanov, Maj.-Gen. of Aviation
Kuznets-ov, Lieut.-Gen. of Aviation Tupikov, Lieut.-Gen. of Aviation
Loginov, Maj.-Gen. of Aviation Volkov, Maj.-Gen. of Aviation
Shchetnikov, Col. Prutkov, Col. Getman, Col. Chuchchev, Col. Geivo,
Col. Volkov, Lieut.-Col. Konarev, Col. Korzunov, Lieut.-Col. Manzhosov,
Lieut.-Col. Rozhdestvensky and Lieut.-Col. Lyubimov; seamen under Adml.
Oktyabrsky, Rear-Adml. Bol-tunov, Capt. of the First Rank Solovyev,
Capt. Filippov, Capt. of the Second Rank Protsenko and Capt. of the
Second Rank Dyachenko; sappers commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Engineering
Troops Kolesnikov, Col. Pavlov and Col. Koryavko, and signallers under
Lieut.-Gen. of Signals Troops Korolev.
To commemorate the victory, the units and formations which particularly
distinguished themselves in the fighting for the liberation of
Sevastopol will be recommended for conferment of the name Sevastopol
and for award of orders.
Today, May 10, at 1 hour (Moscow time), the capital of the Motherland,
Moscow, in the name of the Motherland, will salute with 24 artillery
salvoes from 324 guns our gallant troops of the Fourth Ukrainian Front
which captured the town of Sevastopol.
For excellent military operations I expres: my thanks to all troops
under your command which took part in the fighting for the liberation
Eternal glory to the heroes who fell in the struggle for the freedom and independence of our Motherland!
Death to the German invaders!
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Order of the Day, June 11, 1944
Issued by Marshal Stalin and addressed to Army General Govorov
Yesterday, June 10, troops of the Leningrad Front launched an offensive
on the Karelian Isthmus north of Leningrad and, with the help of massed
blows of aviation and artillery, pierced the heavily fortified
permanent defences of the Finns developed into depth, and within two
days of offensive engagements, advanced about 24 kilometres, expanding
the breach up to 40 kilometres along the front.
In the course of the offensive the troops of the front captured the
town and large, railway station of Terijoki, the important enemy
strongpoint and also over 80 other inhabited localities.
In the fighting for the breakthrough of the enemy defences, distinction
was won by troops under Lieut.-Gen. Gusev, Lieut.-Gen. Simonyak,
Lieut.-Gen. Alferov, Maj.-Gen. Busarov, Maj,-Gen. Shcheglov, Maj.-Gen.
Putilov, Maj.-Gen. Yakushev, Maj.-Gen. Yastrebov, Maj.-Gen. Trushkin;
artillerymen under Lieut.-Gen. of Artillery Odintsov, Lieut.-Gen. of
Artillery Mikhalkin, Maj.-Gen. of Coastal Services Arsenyev, Maj.-Gen.
of Artillery Zhdanov, Maj.-Gen. of Artillery Vassilyev, Maj.-Gen. of
Artillery Solovyev, Col. Ivanov, Col. Korichkin; tankmen under
Lieut.-Gen. of Tank Troops Baranov, Col. Shpiller, Lieut.-Col.
Krasnoshtan, Maj. Primachenko, Maj. Oleinikov; airmen under Lieut.-Gen.
of Aviation Rybalchenko, Maj.-Gen. of Aviation Andreyev, Maj.-Gen. of
Aviation Shcher-bakob, Col. Skok, Col. Khatminsky, Col. Greskov; and
sappers under Maj.-Gen. of Engineering Troops Bychevsky, Col. Shubin
and Col. Ruy.
To mark the victory achieved, the units and formations which especially
distinguished themselves in the fighting shall be recommended for
conferment of the name Leningrad and for decoration with orders.
Today, June 11, at 11 p.m., the capital of our Motherland, Moscow, on
behalf of the Motherland, shall salute the valiant troops of the
Leningrad Front which broke through the enemy defences, with 20
artillery salvoes from 224 guns.
For excellent combat actions I thank the troops under your command
which participated in the breakthrough of the Finnish defence.
Eternal glory to the heroes who fell in the fighting for the freedom and independence of our Motherland!
Death to the German-Finnish invaders!
Marshal of the Soviet Union
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