J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day, No. 366

May 8, 1945

Source : Works, Vol. 16
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1986
Transcription/HTML Markup : Salil Sen for MIA, 2009
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Issued by Marshal Stalin and addressed to the Commander of the troops of the
1st Ukranian Front, Marshal Koniev, and the Chief of Staff of the Front, Army -Gen. Petrov

The Order states that on May 8, troops of the 1st Ukrainian Front, after two days fighting, smashed enemy resistance and captured the city of Dresden, an important road junction and powerful German defence strongpoint in Saxony.

The Order mentions 70 commanders of troops, tankmen, artillerymen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations distinguished themselves.

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

("Soviet War Mews," No. 1153)