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    Hi everybody, I would like to share some of my photographs with Soviet officers and soldiers who were awarded foreign awards. It would be great if you all would share your gems in this post.

    Barinov Vasily Nikolaevich (YOB 1922) served as mechanic during the Great Patriotic War in the famous Separate Fighter Regiment Normandie-Niemen. Vasiliy Nikolaevich was awarded two Croix de Guerre 1939–1945. Additionally, Vasily is wearing the unit badge of Normandy-Neman. Normandy-Neman Regiment the name that has become traditional for the 1st Detached Fighter Aviation Regiment of the Fighting French; the regiment operated as part of the 303rd Aviation Division of the First Air Army on the Soviet-German front in World War II from 1943 to 1945. The personnel of a squadron arrived in the USSR on Nov. 28, 1942. In March 1943 the squadron first saw combat, and on July 5, 1943, it was expanded into a regiment consisting of French pilots and Soviet technical personnel; the planes were Soviet-made. The regiment was given the honorary name “Neman” for distinction in the fighting to liberate Lithuania and in crossing the Neman (Nemunas) River. From 1943 to 1945, French pilots flew more than 5,000 combat sorties, engaged in 869 aerial battles, and shot down 273 German aircraft and damaged 80 more. The regiment was awarded the Soviet Order of the Red Banner and the Order of Alexander Nevsky and the French Order of the Legion of Honor, the Order of the Combat Cross with Palm, the Cross of Liberation, and the Military Medal. Pilots M. Albert, R. de la Poype, J. André, and M. Lefevre (posthumously) became Heroes of the Soviet Union. After the victory over fascist Germany, the pilots flew home in Soviet YAK-3 planes given to France by the Soviet government. In 1956 a memorial plaque with the names of 42 French pilots who died in battle was placed on the side of the building of the former French military mission in Moscow. In 1964 a memorial to the Unknown Pilot of the Normandy-Neman Regiment was erected in the Vvedenie Cemetery in Moscow on the grave of a French pilot whose remains were found in Orel Oblast, RSFSR. The Normandy-Neman aviation unit continues to exist in the French Air Force and is based at Reims.
    Soviets with Foreign awards

    Unknown Soviet Lieutenant-Colonel with a Polish SPC-Specialist (Starszy Kapral).
    Soviets with Foreign awards

    Unknown Soviet Captain with Polish awards.
    Soviets with Foreign awards

    Soviets with Foreign awards

    Major Erohin Vitalij Ivanovich with a Mongolian medal "We are Victorious" 1945.
    Soviets with Foreign awards

    Colonel Harchenko Mihail Akimovich with Medal for the Patriotic War, 1944-45 (Bulgaria).
    Soviets with Foreign awards

    Soviets with Foreign awards

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