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<"Order_of_the_Day_May_10_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 German-fascist invaders.
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 of Sevastopol.
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_">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