J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

August 30, 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 Malinovsky, announces that, on August 30, troops of the Second Ukrainian Front, continuing their offensive, captured in battle the town of Ploesti, main centre of the Rumanian oil industry. Thus, with the capture of Buzau and Ploesti, the liberation of all the Rumanian oil regions from the German invaders has been completed.

The Order mentions 27 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.