Marines detachment of Major Caesar Kunikov, 1943

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Морские пехотинцы из отряда майора Цезаря Куникова, 1943

Морские пехотинцы десантного отряда Цезаря Куникова в Геленджике после награждения

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2 thoughts on “Marines detachment of Major Caesar Kunikov, 1943

  1. By the time the photo was taken Major Kunikov had been dead. The photo was taken before the charge of September, 9, 1943. Only three of the marines survived: the leftmost Lieutenant, the kid holding a grenade in the center and the boy in the rear – third from right. The latter is said to have killed two gerries just by hitting them with his fist.

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