J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

March 27, 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, de-; veloping their offensive yesterday, March 26,-as a result of a vigorous blow by tank format: ions and infantry, captured the Regional-; centre of the Ukraine, the town of Kamenets — Podolsk, a powerful strongpoint of the German-defences on the Dniester.

In the fighting for the town of Kamenets-Podolsk, distinction was won by troops commanded by Lieut.-Gen. Lelyushenko, tankmen commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Tank Corps Belov, Lieut.-Gen. Akimov, Col. Smirnov, Col. Zhukov, Col. Denisov, Col. Fomichev, Col. Medvedyev, Col. Turkin and Col. Ryvzh, artillerymen commanded by Col. Rubasov, airmen commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Aviation Golovnya, Maj.-Gen. of Aviation Kamanin, Col. Kotelnikov and Col. Nechiporenko, and sappers commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Engineering Plagoslavov and Col. Yepifanov.

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

Today, March 27, at 21.00 hours (Moscow time), the capital of our Motherland, Moscow, in the name of the Motherland, will salute with 20 artillery salvoes from 224 guns our gallant troops of the First Ukrainian Front which captured the town of Kamenets-Podolsk.

For 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 Kamenets-Podolsk.

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