Exactly 70 years ago, on March 16, 1944, the headquarters of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief ordered the start of the operation to liberate the Crimea. The Crimean operation itself was carried out from April 8 to May 12, 1944 by the forces of the 4th Ukrainian Front and the Separate Primorye Army in cooperation with the Black Sea fleet and the Azov military flotilla.
5-7 in May 1944 troops of the 4 of the Ukrainian Front (commander - Army General F. I. Tolbukhin) stormed the German fortifications in heavy fighting; On May 9, they completely liberated Sevastopol, and on May 12, the remnants of the enemy troops on Cape Chersonese laid down weapon.
I dedicate this photographic collection to this significant event, my friends.
1. The façade of the Sevastopol Palace of Pioneers, after shelling, was visited by shells. May 1944
2. German minesweeper in the bay of Sevastopol. Xnumx
3. German attack aircraft Fw.190, destroyed by the Soviet aviation at the Khersonessky airfield. 1944
4. Meeting of the Soviet partisans and sailors boatmen in the liberated Yalta. Xnumx
5. Commander 7 of the Romanian mountain corps, General Hugo Schwab (second from left) and commander XXXXIX of the Wehrmacht mountain corps, General Rudolf Conrad (first from left) at the 37-mm Cannon 35 / 36 Cannon in Crimea. Xnumx
6. Meeting of the Soviet partisans in the liberated Yalta. Xnumx
7. Soviet light cruiser "Red Crimea" enters the Sevastopol Bay. Xnumx
8. The commander of the 7 Romanian mountain corps, General Hugo Schwab (second from left) and the commander of the Wehrmacht’s XXXXIX mountain corps, General Rudolf Conrad (in the center right), pass by calculating the mortar during a viewing in the Crimea. Xnumx
9. The Black Sea squadron returns to liberated Sevastopol. In the foreground is the Light Cruiser “Krasny Krym”, behind it you can see the silhouette of the battleship Sevastopol. Xnumx
10. Soviet soldiers with a flag on the roof of the destroyed building of the Panorama "Defense of Sevastopol" in liberated Sevastopol. Xnumx
11. Tanks Pz.Kpfw. 2nd Romanian Tank Regiment in Crimea. 03.11.1943/XNUMX/XNUMX
12. Romanian General Hugo Schwab and German General Rudolf Conrad in Crimea. Xnumx
13. Romanian gunners firing an anti-tank gun during the battle in the Crimea. Xnumx
14. The commander of the XXXXIX-m mountain corps of the Wehrmacht, General Rudolf Conrad with Romanian officers at an observation post in the Crimea. Xnumx
15. The pilots of the 3 Squadron of the 6 Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment of the Black Sea Fleet Air Force study a map of the combat area at the airfield from the Yak-9D aircraft. In the background is the plane of guard Lieutenant V.I. Voronova (side number "31"). Saki airfield, Crimea. April-May 1944
16. The Chief of Staff of the 4 of the Ukrainian Front, Lieutenant-General Sergei S. Biryuzov, a member of the State Defense Committee Marshal of the Soviet Union Kliment Voroshilov, and the Chief of the General Staff Marshal of the Soviet Union Alexander Mikhailovich Vasilevsky at the command post of the 4 of the Ukrainian Front. April 1944
17. The representative of the Supreme Command, Marshal of the Soviet Union SK Tymoshenko, with the command of the North Caucasus Front and the 18 Army, is considering a plan of operation to cross the Kerch Strait. From left to right: Marshal of the Soviet Union S.К. Timoshenko, Colonel-General K.N. Leselidze, Army General I.Ye. Petrov. Xnumx
18. The Black Sea squadron returns to liberated Sevastopol. In the foreground is the Light Cruiser “Krasny Krym”, behind it you can see the silhouette of the battleship Sevastopol. Xnumx
19. Soviet boat SKA-031 with a destroyed aft, thrown out at low tide in Krotkovo, awaiting repair. The boat from the 1-th Novorossiysk Red Banner Battalion of the Black Sea Fleet Marine Hunters. Xnumx
20. Armored boat of the Azov military flotilla in the Kerch Strait. Kerch-Eltingen landing operation. December 1943
21. Soviet troops smuggle military equipment and horses through the Sivash. In the foreground an 45-mm anti-tank gun. December 1943
22. Soviet soldiers ship an 122-mm howitzer model 1938 of the year M-30 across the Sivash Bay (Rotten Sea) on a pontoon. November 1943
23. T-34 tanks on the street of liberated Sevastopol. May 1944
24. Soldiers of marines at the arch of Primorsky Boulevard in the liberated Sevastopol. May 1944
25. The Black Sea squadron returns to liberated Sevastopol. In the foreground is the Light Cruiser “Krasny Krym”, behind it you can see the silhouette of the battleship Sevastopol. Xnumx
26. Partisan women who participated in the liberation of the Crimea. Simeiz village on the southern coast of the Crimean peninsula. Xnumx
27. Sapper, Lieutenant Ya.S. Shinkarchuk crossed the Sivash thirty-six times and transferred the 44-D guns with shells to the bridgehead. 1943 year
28. Monument architecture Grafskaya pier in the liberated Sevastopol. Xnumx
29. Salute on the grave of comrades-pilots who died near Sevastopol 24 April 1944 g. 14.05.1944
30. The armored boats of the Black Sea Fleet disembark Soviet troops on the Crimean coast of the Kerch Strait to a bridgehead near Enikale during the Kerch-Eltigen landing operation. November 1943
31. The crew of the dive bomber Pe-2 "For the Great Stalin" of the 40 of the Black Sea Fleet's bomber air regiment after completing a combat mission. Crimea, May 1944. Left to right: crew commander Nikolai Ivanovich Goryachkin, navigator - Yury Vasilyevich Tsyplekov, gunner-radio operator - Sergey (nickname Button).
32. ACS SU-152 1824 heavy self-propelled artillery regiment in Simferopol. Xnumx
33. Soviet soldiers force Sivash in December 1943 of the year.
34. A marine sets the Soviet naval flag in liberated Sevastopol. May 1944
35. Tank T-34 in the street of liberated Sevastopol. May 1944
36. Transportation of Soviet vehicles during the Kerch-Eltigens landing operation. November 1943
37. Destroyed German equipment on the shore of the Cossack Bay in Sevastopol. May 1944
38. German soldiers killed during the liberation of the Crimea. Xnumx
39. Vehicles with German soldiers evacuated from the Crimea, moored in the port of Constanta, Romania. Xnumx
40. Guerrillas in Yalta. Xnumx
41. Armored boats. The Crimean coast of the Kerch Strait, most likely - a bridgehead under Enikale. Kerch-Eltigen landing operation. End of 1943
42. Fighters Yak-XNUMHD over Sevastopol. May 9
43. Fighters Yak-XNUMHD over Sevastopol. May 9
44. Fighters Yak-9D, 3-I squadron 6-th Guviap Black Sea Fleet Air Force. May 1944
45. Freed Sevastopol. May 1944
46. Fighters Yak-XNUMHD over Sevastopol.
47. Soviet servicemen pose for the German fighter Messerschmitt Bf.109 abandoned in the Crimea. Xnumx
48. Soviet soldier tears down the Nazi swastika from the gates of the metallurgical plant. Voykova in the liberated Kerch. April 1944
49. In the location of the Soviet troops - the unit on the march, washing, dugouts. Crimea. Xnumx
50. The calculation of the Soviet regimental gun at the firing position in the Crimea.
51. Soviet marines set ship's guys on the highest point of Kerch - Mount Mithridates. Crimea. April 1944
52. In the liberated Sevastopol, view of the South Bay. 1944
53. Soviet soldiers salute in honor of the liberation of Sevastopol. May 1944
54. Captured German sailors near Kerch. Xnumx
55. Captured German sailors near Kerch.
56. The calculation of the Soviet 37-mm automatic anti-aircraft gun model 1939, 61-K on Historical Boulevard in Sevastopol. In the foreground, a range finder with a one-meter stereoscopic ZDN rangefinder. Xnumx
57. Liberated Sevastopol bird's-eye view. Xnumx
58. In the liberated Sevastopol: announcement at the entrance to the Primorsky Boulevard, left over from the German administration. Xnumx
59. Sevastopol after the liberation from the Nazis. Xnumx
60. In the liberated Sevastopol. May 1944
61. Fighters of the 2 Guards Taman Division in the liberated Kerch. Soviet troops began crossing the Kerch Strait, following the Germans 31 of October 1943 running from the Taman Peninsula. 11 April 1944, the Kerch was finally released as a result of the landing operation. April 1944
62. Fighters of the 2 Guards Taman Division in the battles for expanding the bridgehead on the Kerch Peninsula, November 1943. With the defeat of the German troops on the Taman Peninsula, a march on the bridge was opened for a march to the Kerch Strait. November 1943
63. Landing of marines in the area of Kerch. October 31 1943, the Soviet troops began crossing the Kerch Strait. As a result of the landing operation 11 on April 1944, Kerch was finally liberated. The severity and bitterness of the battles during the defense and liberation of Kerch is evidenced by the fact that for these battles 146 people were awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union, and the 21 military unit and unit were awarded the honorary title of Kerch. November 1943