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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 07 Feb 2005 16:56

Yes , that is right ! I think , that was to easy ...

By the way , could someone provide a picture of Gonell ? I thoght I had one but I am unable to find it ...


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Post by G. Trifkovic » 07 Feb 2005 17:46

Well,I had to dig trough some good old threads! :)

Anyway this is my story:

I fought in Spain and got encircled in the Kiev pocket.I somehow managed to escape and in November 1941 got a command of one re-formed division.My boys did a good job in Moscow counteroffensive and Great Stalin awarded us.Than came our attack on Kharkov in May in which the unit suffered 50% casualties.Then there was a long retreat east.In early fall 1942 came the orders: the namesake city of our leader was under attack-we were to assemble in it's vicinity as quickly as possible.
On one september morning under the slogan "Not one step back"first units of my 10,000 strong division crossed the great river into the city.Comrad Chuikov ordered me to clear the center of the city of Hitlerites to which,some say,I responded:"I'm a communist and will do my duty!" Next couple of days brought the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the whole war,east or west. One particular building changed owner four times that day,but we finaly managed to secure it for the night.My men fought for another building which even today wears the name of one of my soldiers.After two days the division practicaly ceased to exist,some say only 2,000 of original 10,000 remained,some say much less...
What is my name and what's the name of my unit which ,they say,saved the City in those faithful september days?

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Post by VDV » 09 Feb 2005 05:19

Hero of the Soviet Union - Guards Major-General A.I. Rodimtsev - commander of 13 Guards Rifle Division.
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Post by G. Trifkovic » 09 Feb 2005 12:54

Congrats,tovarish VDV! Thanks for the photo-any others of him?

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Post by VDV » 09 Feb 2005 16:40

Rodimtsev, Gurov, Chuikov, Krylov - Stalingrad, September 1942:
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Post by VDV » 09 Feb 2005 17:28

Here is a photo of Colonel-General A.I. Yeremenko taken in early 1943. Please identify the small gold pins above his right breat pocket.
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Post by G. Trifkovic » 09 Feb 2005 19:00

Could they be "Stripes for wounds"?

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Post by VDV » 09 Feb 2005 23:21

Correct, there were 2 types of wound stripes: yellow signified a severe wounding and red - a light wounding or contusion.

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 10 Feb 2005 03:51

Thank God for .ru!!! Please name the only all-female fighter unit of the V-VS.

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Post by VDV » 10 Feb 2005 04:50

Sorry rommel, I have to pass.. the VVS isn't my specialty :)

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Post by Victor » 10 Feb 2005 08:36

586 IAP
Along with it, the 587 BAP and the 588 NBAP were formed through the efforts of Marina Raskova.

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 10 Feb 2005 13:38

It is Victor's obviously!
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Post by Victor » 10 Feb 2005 20:13

Ok, here it is. What German general was killed in 1941, when his aircraft landed in a minefield? What army did he command?

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 10 Feb 2005 20:24

Eugen Ritter von Schobert,commanded the 11th army,died in September 1941.

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 10 Feb 2005 21:22

And v.Manstein replaced him ....

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