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  • Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Kharkiv, Ukraine)
    Friday Feb 19, 1943

    World War II

    Third Battle of Kharkov

    Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Present Day Kharkiv, Ukraine)
    Friday Feb 19, 1943

    The Third Battle of Kharkov was a series of battles on the Eastern Front undertaken by the German Army Group South against the Red Army, between 19 February and 15 March 1943. The German counter strike led to the recapture of the cities of Kharkov and Belgorod.




  • Soviet Union
    Monday Feb 22, 1943

    Vasily Zaitsev

    Zaytsev was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Union
    Monday Feb 22, 1943

    On 22 February 1943, Zaytsev was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. He returned to the front and finished the war at the Battle of the Seelow Heights in Germany, with the military rank of captain. He became a member of the Communist Party in 1943.




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