J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

March 20, 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 Second Ukrainian Front, as a result of a vigorous manoeuvre by tank formations and infantry, yesterday, March 19, captured the town of Mogilev-Podolski, large railway junction and important strongpoint of the German defence on the Dniester.

In the fighting for the capture of Mogilev-Podolski distinction was won by troops commanded by Lieut.-Gen. Trofimenko, Lieut.-Gen. Goryachev and Maj.-Gen. Semenov; tankmen commanded by Lieut.-Gen. of Tank Troops Kravchenko and Lieut. Gen. of Tank Troops Volkov; artillerymen commanded by Col. Kabatchikov and sappers commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Engineering Troops Tsirlin.

To commemorate the victory the units and formations which particularly distinguished themselves in the fighting for the liberation of the town of Mogilev-Podolski will be recommended for conferment of the name of Mogilev-Podolski and for the award of orders.

Today, March 20, at 20.00 hours (Moscow time), the capital of the Motherland, Moscow, in the name of the Motherland, will salute with 12 artillery salvoes from 124 guns the gallant troops of the Second Ukrainian Front which captured the town of Mogilev-Podolski.

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

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
Supreme Commander-in-Chief