Chronicle of war:

1944, december

December 01st, 1944

During December 1, our troops fighting in CZECHOSLOVAKIA crossed the ONDAVA River and on the west bank of the river seized the town and railroad junction at TREBISOV, the settlements of BENKOVCE, GEN-COVCE, KOLCOV DLUGE, TUSICE, HOROVCE, VOJCICE, HARDISTE, UPOR, BARANC, HARAN, UJLAK and JASTRABE, and the railroad station at UPOR.

December 02nd, 1944

During December 1, our troops in CZECHOSLOVAKIA continued fighting to expand the bridgehead on the west bank of the River ONDAVA and seized the settlements of SACUROV, POLJANKA, PARCHOVANY, VYSNEV, DVORYANKY, ALBIN, HRADKI, SECOVCE, VEL’KE and MALE OZOROVCE, VEL’KE and MALE RUSKOV, PLECHOTICE, EGRES, ZIPOV, LASTOVCE, VELATI, GERCEL, KASOV, CEJKOV, CERNOCHOV, LADMOVCE, VELIKA and MALA BARA, SELESKA and BORSA, as well as the railroad stations at SACUROV, POLJANKA, PARCHOVANY, SECOVCE and BORSA.

December 03rd, 1944

On December 3, troops of the 4th UKRAINIAN Front, supported by the units of the 2nd UKRAINIAN Front, stormed and seized the vital communication center and enemy defensive stronghold of SATORALJA UJHELY, a Hungarian district center, as well as the settlements of CSELEVCZE, STANCSA, MICHALANY and VEL’KA and MALA TORONYA, and the railroad station at MICHALANY.

December 04th, 1944

Carrying on the offensive in Hungary to the northeast, west and south of the town of KAPOSVAR, the Soviet Army seized over 100 settlements, including the large settlements of ELESZALLAS, ALSOSZENTIVAN, VAITA, TOLNA-NEMEDI, PINCEHELY, OZORA, NAGY-SZOKOLI, FELSO-NYEK, SZABADHIDVEG, SAGVAR, BALVANYOS, TENGOD, MAGYARKER, MERNYE, SZOMOGYFAIS, HOGYESZ, MEZO-CSOKONYA, NAGY-BAJOM, BECZEFA, ROZSAFA, BANFA, SUMONY and GILVANFA, and the railroad stations at VAITA, PINCEHELY, FELSO-NYEK, MERNYE, SOMOGYJAD, OSTOPAN, and SUMONY.

December 05th, 1944

On December 5, the Soviet Army carried on the offensive between Lake BALATON (PLATTEN) and the River DRAVA, occupying the town and railroad junction at SZIGETVAR, as well as over 120 other settlements, including the large settlements of SZAMARDY, FELDVARY, BALATONBOLGAR, BALATONCSEHI, SZELESGYORON, SOMODVAR, YEREGLAK, BORONKA, MACALI, LIBIC-KOZMA, PATA, MERENYE, MOLVANY, DENCSHAZA, POTONY, LAKOCSA, DRAVAFOK, FELSO-SZENT-MARTON, DRAVA SZTARA, SELLYE and ZALATA, and the railroad stations at SZANTOD, BALATONBOLGAR, BUZSAK, YEREGLAK, KIS-KORPAD, NAGY-SARI, SELLYE and FENEK.

December 06th, 1944

On December 6, Soviet troops carried on the offensive in the area between Lake BALATON and the River DANUBE, taking over 50 settlements, including the large settlements of DUNAPENTELE, RACALMAS, HERZOGFALVA, ALAP, CECE, SAR, EGRES, SIMONTORNYA, SARBOGARD, SZILAS-BALHAS, LAJOSKOMAROM, ADAND and BALATONSABADY, and the railroad stations at DUNAPENTELE, NADIVENIM, HERZOGFALVA, SIMONTORNYA, SARBOGARD and MEZOKOMAROM.

December 07th, 1944

On December 7, Soviet troops carried on the offensive in HUNGARY between Lake BALATON and the River DANUBE, taking over 60 settlements, including the large settlements of ADONY, PERKATA, HANTOS, SZARCENTAGOTA, DEG and ENYING and the railroad stations at ADONY, SZILFA and ENYING. The groups of forces that advanced between Lake BALATON and the River DRAVA occupied the town and railroad junctions at BARCS and 50 other settlements, including the large settlements of SZENT GYORGY, VERS, HOLLAD, SZONYER, NAGY SZANASI, KIS-BAJOM, CSOKOLY, KADARKUT, MINJE, LABOD, KUNTELEP...

December 08th, 1944

On December 8, the Soviet Army continued the offensive in HUNGARY between Lake BALATON and the River DANUBE, occupying over 40 settlements, including the large settlements of SARASD, SERKERESZTUR, KALOZ, ABA, SOPONJA, CSESZ, MEZOSZENTGYOGY, LEPSENY and BALATONFENYAR, and the railroad stations at SARASD, ABA, SAKRESZTUR, KISCSERI and LEPSENY. Troops advancing between Lake BALATON and the River DRAVA seized over 30 settlements, including the large settlements of SZABAS, NAGYKOR-PAD, RUNYASXENTKIRALY, BAKHAZA and SOMOGY ARACS.

December 09th, 1944

Troops of the 2nd UKRAINIAN Front broke through the heavily fortified enemy defenses to the northeast of BUDAPEST, increased the gap to 120 km along the frontline, and pushed up to 60 km ahead, reaching the River DANUBE to the north of BUDAPEST.

December 10th, 1944

On December 10, the Soviet Army, carrying on the offensive in HUNGARY to the northeast and north of BUDAPEST, occupied over 40 settlements, including the large settlements of BUJAK, IPOLYSZOG, DEJTAR, IPOLYVECE, DREGELY, PALANK, SZODLIGET, FELSOGOD, ALSOHED (12km north of BUDAPEST), SCOD, VACRATOT, ORSZENTMIKLOS, CSOMAD, ERDOVAROS, ROHEIMTELEP, and DOMONY, and the railroad stations at DEJTAR, IPOLYVECE, SZOD, GOD and ORSZENTMIKLOS.

December 12nd, 1944

On December 12, Soviet Army units deployed to the north and northwest of MISKOLC, HUNGARY, seized the major communications center and mining area of SAJOSZENTPETER and the settlements of HAJNALOS, HEGYMEG, DAMAK, ZILIZ, SZIRAK, KOPASZFELD, BERENTE, ALACSKA, ISBANU and VARBO.

December 13rd, 1944

On December 13, Soviet troops fighting to the north and northwest of MISKOLC in HUNGARY occupied the settlements of KAZSMARK, KENDI, TOMOR, LAK, ABOD, BALAJT, FINKE, MUCSONY, SAJOKAZINC and ALSO and the railroad stations at HALMAJ, FINKE and BARCIKA.

December 13rd, 1944

On December 13, Soviet troops fighting to the north and northwest of MISKOLC in HUNGARY occupied the settlements of KAZSMARK, KENDI, TOMOR, LAK, ABOD, BALAJT, FINKE, MUCSONY, SAJOKAZINC and ALSO and the railroad stations at HALMAJ, FINKE and BARCIKA.

December 14th, 1944

On December 14, Soviet troops fighting to the north and northeast of MISKOLC in HUNGARY occupied the town and railroad station at SZERENCS and the settlements of BODROG-KERESZTUR, MAD, OND, MONOK, CSOBAD, RASZONY, SZOLNOK, FELSOVADAO, SZAKANY, GALVACS, SZENDRYO-LAD, BORSOD, EDELENY, HODALY, CSASZTA, DISNOSHORVAT, SZUHAKALLO and SAJOKAZA, and the railroad stations at BODROG-KERESZTUR, MAD and VADNA.

December 15th, 1944

On December 15, Soviet troops fighting to the north and northeast of MISKOLC in HUNGARY occupied the town and railroad station at SZENDRO and over 30 other settlements, including TALLYA, HERNAD-KERCS, BERET, BAKTA, GAGY-BATOR, SUHOGY, RUDABANYA, NYARAD, SAJOVELEZA, BANFALVA, TARDONA and MALJINKA, and the railroad station at TALLYA.

December 16th, 1944

On December 16, Soviet troops fighting to the north and northeast of MISKOLC in HUNGARY occupied the town and railroad station at SAROSPATAK and over 30 other settlements, including VITANY, FELSOREGMEC, RUDA BANYACSKA, ABUJSZANTO, FORRO, FANCSAL, FAY, FELSO-GAGY, SZOSZFA, BARAKONY, MARTONYI, SZALONNA and FELSOTELEKES, and the railroad stations at ABUJSZANTO and SZALONNA.

December 17th, 1944

On December 17, the Soviet Army to the northeast and northwest of MISKOLC in HUNGARY carried on the offensive, occupying the town and railroad station at PUTNOK and over 40 other settlements, including VAMOSUJFALU, TOLCSVA, ERDOHORVATI, ERDOBENYE, BODOKE-VARALJA, VISZOLY, ALSO-NOVAJ, PERKUPA, RAGALY, KOLEMER, SAJONEMETY, SZUSZA, SATA and VISNYO, as well as the railroad stations at LISZKA-TOLCSVA, BODOKE-VARALJA, KORLAT-VIZSOLY and BAKSZALLAS.

December 18th, 1944

On December 18, the Soviet Army carrying on the offensive to the northeast of MISKOLC in HUNGARY mopped up enemy resistance in the mountain region to the west of SATORALJA-UJHELYI, reached the River HERNAD, and occupied the settlements of ALSOKOLKED, ABAUJVAR, TELKIBANYA, GONC, SUJTA and SZURDOK, and the railroad stations at GONC and GIDASNEMETY. Simultaneously, troops fighting to the north and northwest of MISKOLC occupied over 30 settlements, including KANYE, ANTALMAJOR, HIDVEGARDO, BODVASZILAS, SZIN, EGERSZEG, SZUGAFE, MALE and BANREVE, and the railroad stations at BODVASZILAS and BANREVE.

December 19th, 1944

On December 19, our troops deployed to the east and southeast of KOSICE in CZECHOSLOVAKIA, overcoming resistance and engineering obstacles in the mountains, occupied the settlements of DAVIDOV, CABOV, BACKOV, DARGOV, KERESTUR, NOVOE MESTO, SILVAS, SLANSKA, HUTA, SKAROS and NADOST, and the railroad station at KALSA.

December 20th, 1944

On December 20, the Soviet Army carried on the offensive to the northwest of MISKOLC, HUNGARY, occupying the settlements of STARNA, TORNALA, BEHYNCE, BATKA, RIMAVSKA SEC, SUTOR, BELIN, JANOSOVCE, LAVLOVCE, HARMAC, MARTINOVA, SIMONOVCE and DARNYA, and the railroad stations at TORNALA and RIMAVSKA SEC in CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

December 21st, 1944

On December 21, the Soviet Army carried on the offensive to the east of LUCENEC, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, occupying the town and railroad junction at RIMAVSKA SOBOTA, the town and railroad junction at FELEDINCE (FELED), and over 30 other settlements, including TOMASOVCE, BAKTI, TOMASOVA, SEPBOKOR, LIUKVA, HODEJOV, GORTVA and SIRKOVCE, and the railroad stations at APATI and HODEJOV.

December 22nd, 1944

On December 22, the Soviet Army fighting to the east of LUCENEC, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, occupied the settlements of VYSNA KALOSA, SOBOTKA, HUSINA, DURENDA, BIZOFALA, HOSTINCE and TAMASVELGI.

December 23rd, 1944

On December 23, our troops fighting in HUNGARY to the north of GYONGYOS carried on the offensive in difficult mountain terrain, occupying the settlements of KRISSIKATOR, SZALAJKA, ISTENMEZEJE, VARASZO, ERDOKOVESD, IVAD, NADUJFALU, KAZAR, VIZSLAS, PUSZTA KRAKO and TOT-MAROKHAZE. During fighting north of GYONGYOS on December 22, the Soviet Army took 1,050 German and Hungarian men and officers prisoner.

December 24th, 1944

On December 24, Soviet troops fighting to the north of GYONGYOS in HUNGARY occupied settlements SZILAKSO, DOMAHAZA, SZEDERKENY, MATRANOVAK, HOMOKTERENYE, MATRASZELE, KOLIHAZA and KISFALUD, and the railroad station at HOMOKTERENYE. During December 23, Soviet troops took prisoner 1,430 German and Hungarian men and officers in that area.

December 25th, 1944

On December 25, Soviet troops fighting to the northwest and west of SAHY in CZECHOSLOVAKIA occupied the settlements of MEROVCE, HOKOVCE, SUDOVCE, PECENICE, DOLNI PRANDORF, BATOVCE and SETIH.

December 26th, 1944

On December 26, Soviet troops fighting to the north of GYONGYOS in HUNGARY seized the town and railroad station at SALGOTARJAN and the settlements of MAGYAR-ZABAR, FELSO-UTAS, ALSO-UTAS, BARATONY, ZABAR, CERED, BARNA, RONA, INASZO, ALSO-PALFALFA, FELSO-PALFALFA, BAGLIASALJA, KISHARTYAN, SOSHARTYAN and MEGYER, as well as the railroad station at ALSO-PALFALVA. During fighting in the region on December 24 and 25, our troops took 960 German and Hungarian men and officers prisoner.

December 27th, 1944

On December 27, Soviet troops fighting to the east of SAHY in CZECHOSLOVAKIA occupied the settlements of KOLARI, VELKA CALOMIJA, KOSIHY, BALOG, VELKA VES, SECANKY, NEKIJA and KLENANY. Simultaneously, our troops fighting to the southwest of SAHY mopped up enemy resistance in the area between the rivers IPEL and HRON. During fighting on December 26, Soviet troops took 1,510 German men and officers prisoner.

December 28th, 1944

On December 28, Soviet troops fighting to the northwest of GYONGYOS in HUNGARY seized the town and railroad station at SZECSEN and the settlements of SALGO, ZAGYVA RONA, KARANCSALJA, ETTOS, NAGY-HECZ and HARPY.

December 29th, 1944

On December 29, Soviet troops advanced to the southeast of LUCENEC in CZECHOSLOVAKIA, occupying the settlements of SID, CSOMA, BYENA, SEREG, HAJNACKA, JABLONIXA and STARA BASTA, and the railroad station at SID.

December 30th, 1944

On December 30, Soviet troops advanced to the southeast and south of LUCENEC in CZECHOSLOVAKIA, occupying the settlements of SAVOL, FILAKOVO, BISKUPICE, RADEVCE and CAKONOVCE and the railroad stations at FILAKOVO and RADEVCE, and seized the settlements of LAPUJTE, KUTAS, KARANCSKESZI, KARANCSSAG, ENDREFALVA, DOLANY and PESTENYPUSZTA in HUNGARY.

December 31st, 1944

On December 31, Soviet troops advanced to the southeast and south of LUCENEC in CZECHOSLOVAKIA, occupying the settlements of BOZITA, KURTANI, SZUGA, PILIS and ROMGANY in CZECHOSLOVAKIA and MIHALYGERGE, KISGERGE, PILINY, FELFALU, NOGRAD-LUDANY and SZAKAL and the railroad stations at NOGRAD-LUDANY and SZAKAL in HUNGARY.

 

 



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