J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

September 6, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
Transcription/HTML Markup : Salil Sen for MIA, 2009
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Troops of the Second Byelorussian Front today, September 6, captured by storm the town and fortress of Ostrolenka, an important strong-point in the German defences on the Narew River.

In the fighting for the town and fortress of Ostrolenko, distinction was won by troops commanded by Col,-Gen. Gorbatov, Lt.-Gen. Grish-in, Maj.-Gen. Chuvakov, Maj.-Gen. Urbanovich, Maj.-Gen. Terentyev, Maj.-Gen. Kuznetsov, Col. Abilov, Maj.-Gen. Kubasov, Col. Grekov, Maj.-Gen. Slits, Col. Verevkin, Col. Konovalov, Maj.-Gen. Kirillov, Col. Tarasov, Col. Mikhal-itsin, Maj.-Gen. Nikitin and Maj.-Gen. Gaspar-yan; artillerymen commanded by Lt.-Gen. of Artillery Sokolsky, Lt.-Gen. of Artillery Semon-ov, Col. Dergach, Col. Mikhno, Col. Malofeyev, Col. Roshchin and Col. Korytko; tankmen commanded by Col. Aparin, Col. Rasskazov, Col. Dagilis and Lt.-Col. Zirka; airmen commanded by Col.-Gen. of. Aviation Vershinin, Maj.-Gen. of Aviation Getman, Lt.-Gen. of Aviation Osipenko, Col. Smolovik, Lt.-Col. Kazachenko and Maj. Bershanskaya; sappers commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Engineering Troops Zhilin, Col. Shchitikov and Col. Artsishevsky; and signallers commanded by Maj.-Gen. of Signal Troops Mishin, Col. Khilchenko, Capt. Nyrkov, Capt. Zaichko and Capt. Borisov.

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

Today, September 6, at 21,00 hours (Moscow time), the capital of our Motherland, Moscow, in the name of the Motherland, will salute with 12 artillery salvoes from 124 guns our gallant troops of the Second Byelorussian. Front which captured the town and fortress of Ostro-lenka.

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 Ostrolenka.

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