Yakov (Jacob) Dmitrievich Zapara was born 1916, was a Sergeant and has been in the Red Army since 1941, being drafted at the Krasno-Zavodsk Regional Military Commissariat, Kharkov, Ukraine SSR. The Red Army Book is dated September 23rd, 1947.
Stamp on the first page is from the 1091st Corps Artillery Regiment, 10th Army, Western Front where he was assigned July 31st, 1942. The archival document for his Combat Service Medal (#461349) reports he was an auto/tractor mechanic. He was also awarded a Bravery Medal (#1046845), both mentioned on page 6.
According to the archive he was also awarded an Order of the Red Star on May 3rd, 1945, and an Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class, on July 20th, 1945.
Thank you so much for the info, Bill. Book is dated 1944, bad to see on the photo. But the system didnt allow me to post bigger size. Do you think he was Jewish because of the first name?
Not necessarily, it could be a Ukrainian surname (he was a Ukrainian)Do you think he was Jewish because of the first name?
I will add little:
3) rank and position - Technical Service Sergeant , Head of the charging station (for batteries)
5) division name - maintenance workshop
1) number of military profession-26 (the driver)
2) Education - Kharkov Electrical Engineering College (2 years)
3) Nationality - Ukrainian
7) Civilian specialty to prior to army recruitment - electrician
8) place of birth - Kharkov, Bolshaya Danilovka village
home address - Kharkov, Zmeevskaya street, 53.
Address, full name of the wife or parents - Mother: Zapara Maria Andreevna
He took the military oath - April 1942
discharged from army - 30 May 1946
Personal arms - Tokarev pistol, number MA 3472, issued 13 june 1944, delivered to the warehouse 21 August 1945
Thank you, I always interested to find out things about a soldier´s life.
Red Army Soldier Book for Pavel Alekseevich Trubochkin, Starshina (Petty Officer), Laboratory ____?____, Army Field Hospital for Light Casualities-5288, literally Army Hospital for the Walking Wounded, АГЛР-5288 Армейский Госпиталь Легко Раненых, dated October 1st, 1943. Born 1917, Russia, 7th grade education, inducted into the Red Army October 27th, 1943, ____?____ Regional Military Commissariat.
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"Лаборант-пищевик" - analyzes the quality of food in the laboratoryStarshina (Petty Officer), Laboratory ____?____,
Tulsky Regional Military Commissariat. ( Tula city)____?____ Regional Military Commissariat.
Service passage - a separate company protection, Department of the 40 Th Army
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