J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

October 15, 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 Meretskov and Admiral Golovko, announces that troops of the Karelian Front, breaking through the strongly fortified defences north-west of Murmansk on October 15, with the support of ships and, landing parties of the Northern Fleet, captured the town Petsamo (Pechenga), important naval base and powerful strongpoint of the German defence in the extreme north.

The Order mentions 66 commanders of troops, sailors, artillerymen, airmen, tankmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

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