June Militaria & Autograph Auction
(1901 – 1944) Red Army General responsible for many operations in Ukraine as commander of the Southwestern Front, and the Voronezh Front during the Battle of Kursk. During the Soviet liberation of right-bank Ukraine, Vatutin led the 1st Ukrainian Front, responsible for the Red Army’s offensives to the west and south-west of Kiev and the eventual liberation of the city. One of the highest-ranking casualties of the Red Army, he was ambushed and mortally wounded in February 1944 by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. A military attestation of Lieutenant Grigory Yatsenko, signed by Vatutin on the third page in light blue pen (second from the top), 1939, 4 pages, 8.5 x 11.5 inches. minor tear at the top center. Very good.