Lyrics A.Shaganov, music O.Makin

04 APRIL 2015. On this day in the war

April 17, 2015, 5:35 a.m.

In 1941:

40th anniversary said the Deputy Commissar of the aviation industry Mikhail Vasilievich Khrunichev (1901-1961), who later became first Deputy people's Commissar of munitions , who is managing the provision of the red Army aviation equipment and ammunition.

In 1942:

Repulsed the first air RAID by the Germans, was applicable to the operations of the German air force "Aysshtoss" (Ice strike) to destroy the ships of the Baltic fleet, icebound on the river Neva. Over 130 enemy aircraft went to the city, they were met by our fighters and antiaircraft fire. Break to the city 58 German aircraft substantial damage to the ships of the fleet did not cause. In this battle, shot down 25 enemy aircraft. The second RAID followed on the night of 5 April and was also repulsed.

Was born marine guard. On this day, the first in the Navy's guards were the crews of the cruiser "Red Caucasus", destroyers "Resistant", mine-layers Oka, minesweeper T-205, the submarines D-3, M-171, M-174, K-22.

Opened in Berlin the trial of the Catholic leaders of the Catholic youth organizations – participants of the Resistance movement. The accused were sentenced to long terms of imprisonment.

In 1943:

In the Soviet Newspapers published the government's message that farmers, workers, employees, intellectuals, soldiers, commanders and political officers of the red Army and Navy, men and women, following the initiative of Tambov farmers, made from 09 December 1942 to 31 March 1943 the red Army Fund of over 7 billion! In addition, the Foundation of the red Army received many precious things and a large number of agricultural products.

Soviet aircraft in various parts of the front that day destroyed or damaged at least 20 German trucks with troops and cargo, suppressed fire 8 artillery and mortar batteries of the enemy.

In 1944:

Troops of the 3rd Ukrainian front liberated the Separate city, cut off Odessa the enemy escape route to Romania.

Enemy troops broke through to Kovel and unlock it. Soviet troops, defeating the 12 divisions of the enemy, stopped the operation of the Polesie, covering Kovel.

Aviation of the Northern fleet carried out a RAID on the port of liinakhamari. Sunk tugboat and transport with a displacement of 2 thousand tons.

The plane –a torpedo bomber of the Northern fleet sank the German tanker with a displacement of 10 thousand tons.

In 1945:

Troops of the 2nd Ukrainian front captured by storm Bratislava. As a result of the March 16, troops of the 2nd and the 30th Ukrainian fronts completed the liberation from German invaders throughout Hungary.

Ended the Eastern Pomeranian operation of the 2 nd and 1 St Belorussian fronts, with the assistance of the Baltic fleet. Destroyed more than 20 German divisions and 8 brigades, Soviet troops reached the coast Baltijjskogo sea. Pomerania returned to Poland.

Troops of the 2nd Ukrainian front during the Bratislava-Bronowski offensive operation had liberated Slovakia and some regions of Moravia.

The allies took of Kassel, Warburg, Lochem and entered into Wurzburg, Scales.

French 1st army took Karlsruhe.

On the Eastern front shot down one of the most famous aces of Germany (220 downed aircraft) Herman Graf. After 5 years spent in Soviet captivity, he returned to Germany and worked in an electronic company of Bremen.



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