Soviet armored train “For the Motherland!”, Descended from the rails because of the Luftwaffe aviation attack in the Voroshilovgrad region (now the city of Lugansk). Southern Front.
July 13, 1942, together with another armored train restrained Nazi attacks in the area of the station Rodakovo. On the 61th kilometer of the Rodakovo-Melovaya crossing on July 15, 1942, he was subjected to three air raids. In the third raid, 30 bombers participated. Explosions of bombs broke and threw off the antiaircraft platform and platform with a heavy gun, smashed the tender armored locomotive. On the night of July 16, the surviving fighters of the armored train team dismantled their weapons and retreated towards Melova Station.
Location: Slavyanoserbsky District, Voroshilovgrad Region, Ukraine, USSR
Date: 17 July 1942