J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day, No. 337

April 15, 1945

Source : Works, Vol. 16
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1986
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Addressed to the Commander of the troops of the 2nd Ukranian Front, Marshal Malinovsky,
and the Chief of Staff of the Front, Col. -Gen. Zakharov.

Troops of the 2nd Ukrainian Front, with the collaboration of troops of tfre 3rd’ Ukrainian Front, have surrounded and routed a grouping of German troops which attempted to retreat from Vienna to the north,and have captured the towns of Korneuberg and Florisdorf - powerful German defence strongholds on the left bank of the Danube.

In the fighting, troops of the Front took prisoner more than 3,000 German officers and men, and also captured large quantities of arms and other war material.

The Order mentions 42 commanders of troops, ships and units of the Red Banner Danube Flotilla, artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations distinguished themselves.

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

("Soviet War News Weekly," No.170)