Anybody that could help me?
I would like to know rank and military decorations of my wife grandfather, she tell me only he was a tank unit officer since the start of IIWW and up to Vienna occupation, see enclosed pictures.
(img009,second one should one of the last taken).
The parade on Red square will start in 10 hours!!!
The Certificate of Honour for storm of Berlin.
The Soviet magazine "Front illustration" May, 1945.
The Soviet military newspaper "Red star" on May, 10th 1945
I so badly with the DOD would post photos from Moscow.
Are any of the Foreign troops in Moscow blogging anywhere?
Thank you Switek, I say this sincerely.I've just cleaned up 22 graves of unknown soviet soldiers in my local graveyard. I lighted candles as Christian remembrance. Tomorrow I'm going to light white and red candles with my little son.
Guys, if you can, give a flower to veterans you meet, there aren't many of them alive now. They will be happy for this gesture, I'm sure, and it's the very least we could do for these people.
May all who didn't make it to see Red banners over the Reichstag rest in peace.
С Днем Победы, народ!
To all the grandparents, to all the fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters, who died in the Great Patriotic War, you will never be forgotten. I thank each and everyone of you for your sacrifice. Glory to the Red Army. Glory to the Soviet People. To our Allies, thank you for you sacrifice. Thank you for coming in aid. Thank you for sending your sons and daughters to die against a common cause.
Last edited by umid123; 05-08-2010 at 07:28 PM.
Kravchenko Vasily Efimovich
The brother of my grandfather, the participant of the Finnish war, was gone at blasting a torpedo boat Volodarsky.
Eskadrennyj torpedo boat? Volodarsky? (To 12/31/1922 of year? The winner?)
Destroyer? The winner? Has been put in St.-Petersburg in November, 1913, it is floated on November, 5th, 1914, has become operational on November, 7th, 1915. From October, 1918 till November, 1919 was in a reserve. On December, 31st, 1922 it is renamed in? Volodarsky?. On April, 24th, 1921 was a part of Naval forces of the Baltic fleet. Has passed major repairs in 1923-1924 and 1934-1937.
Participated in the Soviet-finnish war: bombardment of strengthenings of the opponent on islands of gulf of Finland in December, 1939.
During the Great Patriotic War participated in defence of gulf of Riga and Tallinn, a transfer of fleet from Tallinn to Kronstadt.
On June, 22nd, 1941 has met under command of the captain N.V.Falina's 2 ranks as a part of 3rd battalion of destroyers КБФ in Tallinn.
On June, 23rd and 26, 1941 participated in statement of a defensive mine obstacle in a mouth of gulf of Finland. On June, 24-25th was in охранение the cruiser undermined on a mine? Maxim Gorky? During its transition to Tallinn.
On July, 1st, 1941 was together with other destroyers in охранении a battle ship? October revolution? During its transition to Kronstadt.
On August, 28th, 1941 during following to Kronstadt with structure of 3rd group of the fighting ships after blasting on a destroyer mine? Kalinin? Has stopped a course, but during the same moment it was undermined on a mine and has sunk almost instantly together with all crew around island Mohn
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That photo tells many stories. thanks Moch