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Order of the Red Star, #176760, Submachine Company Commander

Article about: Award Card Order Booklet A 950956 1. Last name: Sorokosabel 2. Name and patrionymic: Leonid Abramovich 3. Rank: Guards Senior Lieutenant 4. Gender: Male 5. Birthyear: 1919 6. Birthplace: Irk

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #176760, Submachine Company Commander

    Award Card

    Order Booklet A 950956

    1. Last name: Sorokosabel
    2. Name and patrionymic: Leonid Abramovich
    3. Rank: Guards Senior Lieutenant
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1919
    6. Birthplace: Irkutsk Oblast
    7. Party membership: candidate member since 1942
    8. Education: elementary
    9. Nationality: Jewish
    10. Time in Red Army: July ‘39 – January ‘44
    11. Place of service at awarding: Submachine Company Commander – 258th Guards Rifle Regiment, 56th Guards Rifle Division, 10th Guards Army, Western Front
    12. Place of work at present: Styalino, Oblast Administration of Building Material – Senior Goods Manager
    13. Home address: Stalino, 8 Line #24

    14. Awards:

    Designation /Serial Number/Awarding Organization
    Red Star 176.760 56th Guards Rifle Division dated 14.06.43
    Victory over Germany Medal Edict dated 9.05.45

    Verified by Stalino Municipal Military Commissariat Guards Colonel Gordlenko on 23rd May, 1947

    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Sorkosabel, Leonid Abramovich
    2. Rank: Guards Senior Lieutenant
    3. Duty position: Independent Submachinegun Company Commander – 258th Guards Rifle Regiment , 56th Guards Rifle Division
    Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star
    4. Born: 1919
    5. Nationality: Jewish
    6. Party membership: candidate member
    7. Previous combat: since 8.3.42 Kalinin Front (185 Rifle Division)
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: , 13.6.42 Kalinin Front (?) bullet, 25.11.42 Kalinin Front machinegun (?) chest cavity
    9. In Red Army: since April, 1939
    10. Inducted by: Dzhambul Regional Military Commissariat, Kazakh ASSR
    11. Previous awards: n/a
    12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    At 3:00am on 10.6.43 in a kolkhoznik’s (hut?) near the village of Staraya Sloboda (Gzhats Region, Smolensk Oblast) Comrade Sorokosabel and a group of soldiers forced two German paratroopers to surrender who had just landed with their parachutes. While taking them prisoner, the two attempted armed resistance. Comrade Sorokosabel and Guards Senior Lieutenant Loktionov (?) rushed into the (hut?), disarmed the paratroopers, and led them to the regimental area.

    Comrade Sorokasabel is deserving of the Order of the Red Star.

    Signed Commander, 258 Guards Rifle Regiment, Guards Major Sor(?)sov on 11th July, 1943

    Endorsed Commander, 56th Guards Rifle Division, Guards Colonel Kolobutin on 12th June, 1943

    Unit Award Order

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    56th Guards Rifle Division Order 01/N dated 14th June, 1943

    On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR, I award the following decorations for exemplary accomplishment of the Command’s missions in the struggle against the German invaders and for having displayed valor and bravery:

    Order of the Red Star to:

    2. Guards Senior Lieutenant Leonid Abramovich Sorokosabel – Submachinegun Company Commander, 258th Guards Rifle Regiment, 56th Guards Rifle Division, 19th Guards Rifle Corps

    Signed Commander, 56th Guards Rifle Division, Guards Colonel Kolobutin and Chief of Staff Guards Colonel Panishev

    Four copies compiled by Pospelov

    Guards Senior Lieutenant Leonid Abramovich Sorokosabel's Order of the Red Star, #176760. . .

    My thanks to Auke and Paul Schmitt for their invaluable assistance!
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    Love the citation!
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    Wow, this one is awesome!

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    Biography Card

    1. Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Sorokosabel, Leonid Abramovich
    2. Born: 1919
    3. Nationality: Jewish
    4. Knowledge of languages:
    5. Birthplace: Irkutsk
    6. Social Position: Worker
    7. Party Membership: yes
    8. Education
    General: graduated 7th grade
    Military: Gomel Infantry Academy in 1942
    Political:
    9. Service in the Old Army:
    10. Service in the White Army:
    11. POW:
    12. Promotion:
    Lieutenant 1.6.42 Central Asian Military District
    Senior Lieutenant 42.30.9 22 Army
    Captain 4.8.43 Western Front
    12. Participation in campaigns: VDA (abbreviation for “on active duty”?) – ‘42
    13. Other Military Operations: Khalkhin Gol in 1939
    14. Wounds or shell-shock:
    15. Awards
    16. Family status and address: Father – Abram Arapovich, KazSSR, (?) Dzhambul
    17. Position before service in the Armed Forces:
    18. Service in the Armed Forces: [trans: handwritten “since 1940”]
    Unit Duty Position Date Orders

    On record with PCD MPO* Rifle Plt Leader 42.1.6 Central Asia Mil District
    Same (?) Same 42.15.6 MPO
    257RR, 185 RD Same 42.23.6 185 RD
    2(?)8 GdsRR, 56GdsRD Company Cdr 42.5.9 185RD

    Retired according to Kiev Military District Order 0187 dated 8.8.1985 pg. 60, paragraph “b” due to illness since 10.43. On file with the Kalinin Regional Military Commissariat, Stalino.

    19. Wounds or Contusions:
    20. Reason for release:


    *Abbreviation for “Peoples Commissariat of Defense Main Personnel Office”


    Biography Card


    1. Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Sorokosabel, Leonid Abramovich D-540029
    2. Birth date and place: 2.02.1919 Irkutsk
    3. Nationality: Jewish
    4. Knowledge of Foreign Languages: n/a
    5. Social position and upbringing: office worker from worker family
    6. Party Membership: since 1942
    7. Education
    General: graduated ninth grade in 1935
    Military: Gomel Infantry Academy in 1942
    Political: n/a
    8. Service in combat: Kalinin Front 6.1942-03.1943 and Western Front 5.1943-07.1943
    9. Wounds or shell-shock: bullet wound left arm, bullet wound left hip, and bullet wound chest cavity
    10. Awards: Red Star and Victory over Germany Medal
    11. In captivity or encirclement: n/a
    12. On record:
    13. On file: Kalinin RMC, Stalin, Kiev Military District
    14. Promotions: Gds Senior Lieutenant by 22 Army in ‘42
    15. Category: Commander reserve, 1 Category
    16. Branch:
    17. Health: fit for military service
    18. Call-ups:
    19. Present employment: Donulemashstroi – goods inspector (?) (?) Industry
    20. Family situation: married. Wife – Tamara Matveevna (nee Bulavkina) b. 1925, daughter – Eleonora, b. 1943, 18th Line #24, apt. 4
    21. Special remarks: Military ID issued 18.03.49, AM 37278 by Kalinin RMC, Stalino
    22. Service in the Armed Forces:
    Duty Position Unit Order Date
    07.1939-10.1941 230 Mountain Rifle Regiment
    Squad Leader

    10.1941-06.1942 Gomel Infantry Academy
    Cadet
    06.1942-09.1942
    Company Cdr 258 Rifle Regiment, Kalinin Front
    09.1942-1942.12 wounded Medical Point 2294
    12.1942-05.1943 Company Commander 258RR, Kalinin Front
    03.1943-05.1943 wounded Medical Point 2294
    05.1943-07.1943 Company Commander 258RR, Western Front
    07.1943-12.1943 wounded Evacuation Hospital 3646

    Signed Kalinin RMC Guards Colonel Gavrilenko

    23. Released into the reserves: 1 Category with rank of Gds Senior Lieutenant (not released)
    24. Retired with rank:
    25. Verifications: Submachinegun Company Commander, verification not present in personnel file


    Additional Small Document

    Control Card Issued to Reserve Officer Military ID
    Sorokosabel, Leonid Abramov,
    Identification Number: D-450029 Specialty: 0001
    Rank: Guards Senior Lieutenant
    Birth year and place: 1919, Irkutsk
    [trans: reverse side entries below]
    Military ID: BV 104420
    Issued: 13 September 1967 by the Kalinin Regional Military Commissariat, Donetsk Oblast
    Home of record: Donetsk Oblast – 14, Prospect of the Fallen Kommunars 63, Apt. 20a
    Chief of 3rd Section: Major Morozov on 13 September 1967


    Biography Card


    [trans: obverse stamped “(?) from Group of Soviet Forces Personnel Directorate”]
    1. Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Sorokosabel, Leonid Abramovich
    2. Born: 2 December 1919
    3. Nationality: Jewish
    4. Knowledge of languages: Russian
    5. Birthplace: Eastern Siberian Krai, Irkutsk, Blinovskaya St. #6
    6. Social Position: Worker from working family
    7. Party Membership: since 1942, no participation in other parties or Party reprimands
    8. Education
    General: graduated 7th grade in 1936
    Military: Gomel Infantry Academy in 1942
    Political: n/a
    9. Service in the Old Army: n/a 9a. Legal conviction: n/a
    10. Service in the White Army: n/a
    11. POW: n/a 11a. Encircled: n/a
    12. Promotion:
    Lieutenant 19.5.42 Central Asian Military District
    Senior Lieutenant 30.9.42 22 Army
    13. Participation in campaigns: Liquidation of fascist foothold on the territory of Iran – August 1941
    14. Wounds or shell-shock: wounded 25.11.42
    15. Awards:
    16. Family status and address: batchelor. Father – Abram Arapovich, KazSSR, St. (?)mbul Turksabek Railroad, 2 Technical St. Bldg. 44
    17. Position before service in the Armed Forces: metal worker, Dzhambul Depot, Turk. Sib. Railroad into active duty since 20 June 1942
    18. Service in the Armed Forces:
    Unit Duty Position Date Orders

    230 Red Banner RR, 83RD Private 1939.12
    Same Regimental Cadet 1940.02
    Same Squad Leader 1940.08
    Gomel Infantry Academy Dep. Plt Ldr 1941.10
    Blocking Detachment, 185RD Platoon Leader 1942.06 Div. HQ
    257RR, 185 RD Rifle Company Cdr 1942.5.9 185RD

    Signed Blocking Detachment Cdr 185RD Senior Lieutenant Zubrinin and Detachment Military Commissar Politruk Isupov

    19. Wounds or Contusions:
    20. Reason for release: wounded 25.11.42, released by 185RD Order 76 dated 6.12.42


    As was explained to me, a "Blocking Detachment" was, "a unit in the early days of the war that set up behind the main friendly unit to stop deserters and panic-stricken soldiers fleeing to the rear. Their purpose was to be more scary than the enemy and thus 'encourage' their fellows to remain and fight..."

    Again, my thanks to Auke and Paul Schmitt for their invaluable assistance.
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    Hi Bill, that makes it even better. What a cracker!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    This is certainly one of my favorites. He was a real-life candidate for the 'Inglorious Basterds'.

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