A review of the 144th Infantry Regiment of the 49th Guards Rifle Division. At the head of the training company is her commander, a participant in the Victory Day parade in Moscow in 1945, Vladimir Anfinogenov. The photo is interesting because many soldiers and officers of the regiment are wearing German helmets.
According to the veteran of this division, V.V. Voitsekhovich, in the first days after the victory, the regiment’s leadership decided to hold a parade. And since all Soviet helmets were not enough, so the regiment’s leadership ordered to put on German helmets with painted red stars.
The parade took place in the forest in the vicinity of Linz, and after this parade German helmets in the regiment were never used again.
Place of photo: Austria
Date Photo Date: May 1945
Author: Anatoly Lambros
Source: archive of the 49th Guards Rifle Division.