J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

April 13, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
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Issued by Marshal Stalin and addressed to Army General Yeremenko

Troops of the Independent Maritime Army, having broken through the enemy defences on the Ak-Monai' positions, today, April 13, captured the town and port on the Black Sea, Feodosia, important strongpoint of the enemy defences on the south-east coast of the Crimea.

In the fighting for the capture of the town and port of Feodosia, distinction was. won by troops commanded by Maj.-Gen. Provalov, Maj.-Gen. Koldubov, Maj.-Gen. Gorbachov, Col. Preobrazhensky and Col. Vassilenko; artillerymen commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Artillery Sokolsky, Maj.-Gen. of Artillery Degtyarev, Col. Kalinin, Col. Durba and Lieut.-Col. Morozov; tankmen commanded by Col. Dergunov, Col. Rudakov, Maj. Soichenko and Maj. Malyshev; sappers under Maj.-Gen. of Engineering Troops Pilipets; and, airmen commanded by Col.-Gen. of Aviation Vershinin and Lieut.-Col. of Aviation Yermachenko.

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

Today, April 13, 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 Independent Maritime Army which captured the town and port of Feodosia.

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

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