×
Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About
     

World War II Database

Soviet lieutenant (possibly A. G. Yeremenko of 220th Rifle Regiment of Soviet 4th Rifle Division) waving a TT-33 pistol, Voroshilovgrad region, Ukraine, 12 Jul 1942

Caption   Soviet lieutenant (possibly A. G. Yeremenko of 220th Rifle Regiment of Soviet 4th Rifle Division) waving a TT-33 pistol, Voroshilovgrad region, Ukraine, 12 Jul 1942 ww2dbase
Photographer   
Source    ww2dbaseRussian International News Agency
Identification Code   543
More on...   
Tokarev TT-33   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 12 Jul 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 19 Sep 2008
Licensing  Creative Commons



Did you enjoy this photograph? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this photograph with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds


Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
16 Jan 2012 07:17:32 PM

There are some people who believe this photo was taken before the war.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
28 Sep 2012 08:10:33 PM

PHOTOGRAPH COULD ALSO BE A STAGED PROPAGANDA SHOT. CAPTION COULD BE: COMRADES DEFEND YOUR MOTHERLAND! AND CRUSH THE FASCISTS INVADERS... POSSIBLE PRE-WAR SHOT, THE COLLAR INSIGINA IS HARD TO IDENTIFY, BUT LOOKS LIKE PRE-1943 RANK. PRE-WAR SENIOR, JUNIOR OFFICERS AND NCOs WORE SLEEVE STRIPES AND COLLAR TABS, I DON'T SEE ANY SHOULDER BOARDS. LOOKS LIKE IVAN HAS BEEN ISSUED THE M35 TUNIC HIS TROUSERS WERE THE SAME COLOR AS HIS TUNIC AND WERE TUCKED INTO HIGH BOOTS. THE SIDECAP IS THE M35 PATTERN, FIELD GLASSES PRE-WAR LEATHER BELT WITH HOLSTER FOR HIS TOKAREV 7.62x25mm SEMI-AUTO PISTOL/LANLARD ATTACHED AND COULD BE CARRYING A BN-Tch GAS MASK POUCH. SOLDIERS IN THE BACKGROUND HAVE BEEN ISSUED THE M40 STEEL HELMET, BEDROLL AND WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE M35 BACKPACKS. RIFLES COULD BE THE MOSIN-NAGANT MODEL 1891/30 BOLT-ACTION IN 7.62x54R FEED SYSTEM 5-ROUND BOX MAGAZINE. FEDOR TOKAREV WAS A RUSSIAN FIREARMS DESIGNER OF PISTOLS AND SEMI-AUTO RIFLES THAT WERE USED BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY FROM THE 1930s TO THE 1950s ON THE SUBJECT OF SOVIET/RUSSIAN PISTOLS I'M SURE MOST OF US HAVE SEEN THE FAST ACTION MOVIE "RED HEAT" STARRING ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WHO PLAYS RUSSIAN POLICEMAN, IVAN DANKO IN THE FILM, HE PULLS OUT THAT LARGE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL DESCRIBED AS A 9.2mm PODBYRIN THIS WEAPON DOESN'T EXIST. ITS A MOVIE PROP AND IS A MODIFIED DESERT EAGLE IN .357 MAGNUM. FICTIONAL WEAPON IT MAY BE, BUT A 9.2x30mm IT WOULD BE A BUSTER...Da ONCE AGAIN I THANK THE EDITOR/WW2BD FOR ALLOWING ME TO LEAVE MY ADDED COMMENTS.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Sep 2012 09:40:17 AM

THE BASIC SUMMER UNIFORM WAS THE PRE-1943, M1935, COLLAR SHIRT. TUNIC WAS WORN OUTSIDE THE TROUSERS. HAD TWO CHEST POCKETS AND A PART OPENED FRONT. UNIFORM COLOR WAS KHAKI WITH VARIATIONS OF COLOR DUE TO THE POOR RESOURCES OF THE USSR'S INDUSTRIAL BASE. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE M35 STANDUP COLLAR UNIFORM.
4. Steve says:
13 Aug 2016 04:33:25 AM

To say the photo was taken before war is pure conspiracy theory. The person on the photo, Yeremenko, was a farmer in kolchoz "Avantagarde" near Zaporizhzhia until beginning the war.

All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code
 

 

Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
Famous WW2 Quote
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."

Winston Churchill