J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

March 17, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
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Issued by Marshal Stalin and addressed to Marshal of the Soviet Union Zhukov

Troops of the First Ukrainian Front, developing their offensive, today, March 17, as the result of an outflanking manoeuvre, captured the town of Dubno - an important strong point in the German defences in the Lvov direction.

In the fighting for the capture of the town of Dubno, distinction was won by troops commanded by Lieut.-Gen. Pukhov, Lieut.-Gen. Nechayev and Maj.-Gen. Cherokmanov; tankmen commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Tank Troops Korolev and Col. Pushkarev; and artillerymen commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Artillery Kubeyev.

To commemorate the victory the units and formations which particularly distinguished themselves in the fighting for the liberation of the town of Dubno are recommended to have the name of Dubno conferred on them and to be awarded orders.

Today, March 17, at 22.00 hours (Moscow time), the capital of our Motherland, Moscow, in the name of the Motherland, will salute with- 12 artillery salvoes from 124 guns our gallant troops of the First Ukrainian Front which captured the town of Dubno.

For the excellent military operations I express my thanks to all the troops under your command which took part in the fighting for the liberation of the town of Dubno.

Eternal glory to the heroes who fell in the struggle for the freedom and independence of our Motherland!

Marshal of the Soviet Union
Supreme Commander-in-Chief