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Remains discovered of a T34 along with it's crew

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    Hi Guys, I came across this article about the remains being discovered in Belgorod. The crew could not be identified but at least they have had a proper military burial now.

    I have posted a link translated in English.

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    Here are the photos of the glasis plate of the tank.

    In case the link should die in the future here is the text again from it in Russian and English:

    Belgorod-historical club search «Fire Arc», on the eastern outskirts of the village Wise, at the site of a former village Generalovka, found the remains of nine of the Soviet Red Army soldiers and a tank T-34. All soldiers reburied, as part of the T-34 will transmit the museum.

    The first find at the edge of a reasonable local resident found during the development of land. When digging the soil, he discovered the remains of Red Army soldier. This was immediately reported Regional Emergency Management and the club «Fire Arc», which conducts the search activities in Belgorod and Belgorod region.

    When working on-site search engines Club and engineers have found the remains of nine EMERCOM Red Army soldiers, 160 units of explosive devices, as well as large fragments of the T-34. Unfortunately, the names of Soviet soldiers could not be determined. When they were remnants of clothing, CD PPSH, engineer spatula, pot, buttons Red Army, but no post-mortem medallions, or other items to identify the owners, not proved.

    At meter depth in the former trenches and crater found frontal armor, caterpillar, engine parts and transmissions T-34. It appears that the tank was blown up from inside, the fragments scattered on the welding seams. Lobova hatch armor to the driver and a jack under the tank's machine gun Degtyarev weighing nearly 4 tons of well-preserved and partially left the layer of paint, reported IA «Bel.Ru» Secretary Club «Fire Arc» Sergei Petrov.

    In place of discovery in the height of the village Generalovka July 6, 1943 was bloody battle. At the position of the 73rd Guards Rifle Division, General Kozak and 7 th Guards Army General Shumilova from the reasonable to the east attacked more than 100 tanks divisions Wehrmacht generals von Funk and von Hyunesdorfa.

    On their way to death were hardened in the Stalingrad battle Guard 209 th and 214 th Rifles. They supported the Soviet tankmen 27 th Guards Tank Brigade, Colonel Nevzhinskogo. Party suffered heavy losses, the Germans managed to advance to the testimony and Batratskoy Belovo, Generalovka in the day left for them.

    Apparently, said Sergei Petrov, a tank exploded belonged to 27-th Guards Tank Brigade, as the battle of the 73rd Guards Rifle Division did not have tanks. At 6 July 1943 in order of 27 th Brigade, there were 35 T-34 tanks. Perhaps the tank was blown up by crew on 6 July, with departure of our troops, not to reach the enemy, or is already padded - the Germans during their retreat after a month.

    The real part of the legendary T-34, who died in battle on the outskirts of Belgorod during the Kursk battle, are of great cultural and historical value and a fine display of any museum. Search Engines are planning to transfer part of the T-34 built in Prokhorovka museum of military glory Third Ratne fields in Russia. And all the soldiers reburied to 5 August in the Belgorod region.



    Белгородский историко-поисковый клуб «Огненная Дуга» на восточной окраине посёлка Разумное, в месте расположения бывшей деревни Генераловка, нашёл останки девяти красноармейцев и части советского танка Т-34. Всех воинов перезахоронят, а части Т-34 передадут музею.

    Первую находку на окраине Разумного нашёл местный житель во время застройки земельного участка. При рытье грунта он обнаружил останки бойца Красной Армии. Об этом сразу сообщили областному управлению МЧС и клубу «Огненная Дуга», который проводит поисковые мероприятия в Белгороде и Белгородском районе.

    При работе на месте поисковики клуба и сапёры МЧС нашли останки девяти воинов Красной Армии, 160 единиц взрывоопасных предметов, а также большие фрагменты Т-34. К сожалению, имена советских солдат установить не удалось. При них находились остатки обмундирования, диск ППШ, сапёрная лопатка, котелок, пуговицы РККА, но ни посмертных медальонов, ни иных предметов, позволяющих идентифицировать владельцев, не оказалось.



    На метровой глубине в бывших окопах и воронках найдены лобовая броня, гусеница, части двигателя и трансмиссии Т-34. По-видимому, танк был взорван изнутри, его фрагменты разлетелись по сварочным швам. Лобовая броня с люком механика-водителя и гнездом под танковый пулемёт Дегтярёва весом около 4 тонн хорошо сохранилась и частично остался слой краски, сообщил агентству ИА «Бел.Ру» секретарь клуба «Огненная Дуга» Сергей Петров.

    На месте находки на высоте в деревне Генераловка 6 июля 1943 года проходил кровопролитный бой. На позиции 73-й Гвардейской стрелковой дивизии генерала Козака и 7-й Гвардейской армии генерала Шумилова со стороны Разумного на восток наступали более 100 танков дивизий вермахта генералов фон Функа и фон Хюнесдорфа.

    На их пути стояли насмерть закалённые в сталинградских боях гвардейцы 209-й и 214-й стрелковых полков. Их поддерживали советские танкисты 27-й Гвардейской танковой бригады полковника Невжинского. Стороны понесли большие потери, немцам удалось продвинуться к Батрацкой Даче и Беловскому, Генераловка в тот день осталась за ними.

    Судя по всему, отмечает Сергей Петров, взорванный танк принадлежал 27-й Гвардейской танковой бригаде, так как в боевом составе 73-й Гвардейской стрелковой дивизии танков не было. На 6 июля 1943 года в строю 27-й бригады насчитывалось 35 танков Т-34. Вероятно, танк был взорван экипажем 6 июля при отходе наших войск, чтобы не достаться врагу, либо уже подбитый – немцами при их отступлении через месяц.

    Подлинные части легендарного танка Т-34, погибшего в бою на окраине Белгорода во время Курской битвы, имеют большую культурно-историческую ценность и украсят экспозицию любого музея. Поисковики планируют передать части Т-34 строящемуся в Прохоровке музею боевой славы Третьего ратного поля России. А всех воинов перезахоронят к 5 августа в Белгородском районе




    Cheers, Ade.
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    'Wa wod wee do withowt google'
    Nice find Adrian, I tried to use Google a number of times to try and translate some Russian text from a book I have, ended up more confused reading the translation.
    In general though the Google translation is quite good and far better than using a dictionary [especialy for those like myself that only have a single little grey cell remaining].

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    Hi Ade , thanks for showing it always amazes me how the earth claims these remnants over time and hides them ! Blown up from the inside , that must have been some impact !!

    cheers Al

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    Awesome Ade , amazeing how this stuff still turns up after all this time , great to see the soldiers get a real funeral , cheers mate Raymond

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    Great story. Too bad they didn't have more photo's. I'm sure more of these sites will turn up as time goes by. It's a good thing there are organizations who tend to these finds.

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    Thanks for that Ade. Very sobering when you see that level of damage.

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    try this for Russian script Russian Keyboard Online - Apronus.com just type in your Russian by clicking the appropriate key then copy /paste into Babelfish Russian to English it's a bit slow but it works...I am just doind a 1952 Russian military binocular manual c 1952 and it's coming along ok.

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    That looks pretty neat stefano34! I'm gonna give it try. Thanks! Ron

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