J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

August 22, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
Transcription/HTML Markup : Salil Sen for MIA, 2009
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Order of the Day, addressed to Army-General Tolbukhin, announces that troops of the Third Ukrainian Front, going over to the offensive with the support of massed blows by artillery and aircraft, broke through the strongly fortified and deeply developed enemy defences south of Bendery, and during three days offensive engagements advanced up to 70 kilometres and expanded the breakthrough up to 150 kilometres along the front, liberating more than 150 popolated places, including the large ones of Kaushany, Chimishlia, Leipzig and Tarutino.

The Order mentions 58 commanders of troops, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

A salute of 20 salvoes was fired from 224 Moscow guns.