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Order of the Red Star, #1829497, Long Service

Article about: Record card Order booklet nr. A-814416 1. Last name: Kotovsky 2. First name and patronymic: David Abramovich 3. Military rank: Captain of the Aviation-Technical Service 4. Sex: Male 5. Year

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #1829497, Long Service

    Record card

    Order booklet nr. A-814416

    1. Last name: Kotovsky
    2. First name and patronymic: David Abramovich
    3. Military rank: Captain of the Aviation-Technical Service
    4. Sex: Male
    5. Year of birth: 1909
    6. Place of birth: Village of Marinovka, Odessa Oblast
    7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1937
    8. Education: Secondary
    9. Nationality: Jewish
    10. Since which year in the Red Army: From December 1929 up to the present time
    11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position at the time of the award: Chief engineer at the 318th Aircraft Repair Base
    12. Current place of service and position: Chief engineer at the 318th Aircraft Repair Base
    13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Novobad, Stalinabad Raion

    14. Record of all awards received:

    Names of the orders and medals/Their numbers/Numbers of the documents/Ground of award

    Medal for Combat Merit 1416872 Temporary certificate nr. 051107 Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 3rd, 1944

    Order of the Red Star 1829497 Temporary certificate nr. 052801 Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 30th, 1945

    Medal for the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 Unnumbered Permanent certificate nr. 228761 Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 9th, 1945

    Order of the Red Banner 364353 Decree of November 19th, 1951

    Order of Lenin 308152 Decree of October 26th, 1955

    Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the Soviet Army and Navy

    Signature of the awardee: [signed]

    I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):

    Military commissar of the Stalinabad Raion
    Major [signed]
    May 12th, 1947

    Award sheet

    For 15 years and 5 months of service in the Red Army

    [Stamp: Order of the Red Star]
    [Pencil note: Central Asian Military District]

    Award sheet

    1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Kotovsky, David Abramovich
    2. Rank: Senior Lieutenant-Technician
    3. Position and unit: Chief of an Aircraft Repair Department of Stationary Aircraft Repair Workshop nr. 217, Air Forces of the Central Asian Military District
    Nominated for: Order of the Red Star
    4. Year of birth: 1909
    5. Nationality: Jewish
    6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1937
    7. Place of birth: Village of Marinovka, Ananyev District, Kherson Governorate
    8. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): No
    9. Wounds and contusions received (how many, when, severity):
    a) During the Civil War: No
    b) During the Patriotic War: No
    c)
    10. Since when in the Red Army (month, day, and year): December 1929
    11. Awarded which orders and medals and when: Medal for Combat Merit on November 3, 1944
    12. Home address: Booster pump station at railroad junction 261, Stalinabad

    Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

    Comrade Kotovsky has been working in workshops since 1943. During this period he showed himself a fully trained and sophisticated technical officer. Through his daily persevering and unwearying activities he achieved a state of exemplary order within his department. He organized the duties of the brigades repairing Ut-2, Il-2 and Yak-7b aircraft well. The plan laid down by the commander of the Air Forces of the Middle Asian Military District was accomplished at 118%, with high-quality work results.

    He is a disciplined executive officer, persevering and decisive in his work. In difficult situations he quickly takes the right decisions and he is capable of organizing the men of his department to carry out the tasks assigned to them. He is a demanding officer, both of himself and of his subordinates. He possesses a thorough knowledge of the construction of and the ways to repair Ut-2, I-16, U-2, Il-2, and Yak-7b aircraft and systematically passes on his knowledge to his subordinates. He is politically developed, morally stalwart and dedicated to the Party of Lenin and Stalin and the socialist motherland.

    Conclusion: for his long-standing, impeccable, and excellent services he deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.

    Chief of Stationary Aircraft Repair Workshop nr. 217, Air Forces of the Central Asian Military District
    Major of the Aviation-Technical Service [signed] /Zlobin/
    January 31st, 1945

    Service in the Red Army

    Since when Until when Name of the position Name of the unit and formation District / front
    December, 1929 May, 1931 Cadet Military Theory School, Red Army Air Forces Leningrad Military District
    May, 1931 September, 1931 Cadet 2nd Aviation School, city of Borisoglebsk
    September, 1931 February, 1933 Junior Aircraft Technician 9th Military Aviation School for Pilots and Navigators
    February, 1933 August, 1938 Flight Technician 9th Military Aviation School for Pilots and Navigators
    August, 1938 July, 1939 Flight Technician Chuguyev Military Pilot School
    July, 1939 March, 1941 Senior Technician at an Aircraft Workshop Chuguyev Military Pilot School
    March, 1941 November, 1942 Chief of an Engine Repair Department Aircraft repair workshop at Chuguyev Military Pilot School
    November, 1942 August, 1943 Temporary Production Engineer in an Aircraft Repair Workshop Chuguyev Military Pilot School
    August, 1943 October, 1943 Chief of an Engine Repair Department of an Aircraft Repair Workshop Chuguyev Military Pilot School
    October, 1943 Present time Chief of an Aircraft Repair Department Stationary Aircraft Repair Workshop nr. 217, Air Forces of the Central Asian Military District

    List compiled on the basis of his personnel file.

    Temporary chief of staff of Stationary Aircraft Repair Workshop nr. 217
    Lieutenant [signed]
    January 31st, 1945

    He deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.

    Commander of the Air Forces of the Central Asian Military District
    Major General of Aviation [signed] /Zherebchenko/
    February 10th, 1945

    He deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.

    Commander of the Central Asian Military District
    Major General [signed] /Lipatov/

    Member of the Military Council of the Central Asian Military District
    Major General [signed] /Shishkin/
    March 9th, 1945

    Service record

    Card nr. G-130487

    1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Kotovsky, David Abramovich
    2. Born on: November 7th, 1909
    3. Nationality: Jewish
    4. Knowledge of foreign languages and level of mastery, except for his native language: Russian
    5. Place of birth (according to the current administrative division): Village of Marinovka, Ananyev District, Kherson Governorate
    6. Social situation and profession (prior to call-up for the Armed Forces): Serviceman and aircraft technician from a family of handicraftsmen
    7. Party affiliation
    Member of the Communist Party since: 1937
    Party membership booklet nr.: 06039048
    Candidate member of the Communist Party since:
    Member of the Komsomol since:
    Not a party member:
    Membership of other parties: No
    Party penalties and changes in party affiliation: No
    8. Education (note the exact name of the educational institution, when graduated, period of education and number of classes or courses in case of unfinished education):
    General and special education: 4 classes of secondary education, unfinished
    Military education: Military Theory School of the Red Army Air Forces in Leningrad in 1931. Finished a Junior Aircraft Technician Training Course at the 2nd Aviation School in the city of Borisoglebsk in 1931
    Political education: No

    9. Conferment of military ranks/By whose order/Order nr./Date
    Military Technician 1st Grade People’s Commissariat of Defense 091/P February 14th, 1938
    Senior Lieutenant-Technician Central Asian Military District 0400 March 6th, 1942
    Captain of the Aviation-Technical Service Air Forces of the Red Army 0267 June 22nd, 1945
    Major of the Aviation-Technical Service Commander in Chief of the Air Force 03228 November 23rd, 1949

    10. Service at the front in the Patriotic War (when, where and for how long): No
    11. Participation in the Civil War, the Winter War, and other combat actions to defend the USSR prior to the Patriotic War (where, from when to when, month, day, and year): No
    12. Wounds and contusions (when, where and nature of the wound): No
    13. Biographical certificate nr. , date of issue

    14. When (month and year) called up for the Armed Forces, having worked in which capacity and where (name and location of enterprise, kolkhoz etc.) and by which military commissariat (if called up several times, note consecutively from when to when he served and when he was called up for the last time): Drafted on December 6, 1929 by the Military Commissariat of the city of Kerch, having worked as a hammerer at a metallurgic factory in the city of Kerch

    15. Service in the Armed Forces:

    Name of position/Place of service (unit, institution, formation, army, front or district, fleet or flotilla)/By whose order/Order nr./Day, month and year
    Cadet Military Theory School, Red Army Air Forces, city of Leningrad, Leningrad Military District December, 1929
    Cadet Course at the 2nd Aviation School, city of Borisoglebsk, Moscow Military District Red Army Air Forces 22/0287S August 28th, 1931
    Junior Aircraft Technician 9th Military Aviation School for Pilots and Navigators, city of Kharkov, Kharkov Military District Red Army Air Forces 22/0287S August 28th, 1931
    Flight Technician 9th Military Aviation School for Pilots and Navigators, city of Kharkov, Kharkov Military District Red Army Air Forces 075 July 11th, 1933
    Flight Technician Chuguyev Military Aviation School, city of Chuguyev, Kharkov Military District August, 1938
    Senior Technician at an Aircraft Workshop Chuguyev Military Aviation School, Kharkov Military District People’s Commissariat of Defense 2387 June 8th, 1939
    Chief of an Engine Repair Department of an Aircraft Repair Workshop Chuguyev Military Aviation School, Kharkov Military District Red Army Air Forces 082 March 12th, 1941
    Temporary Production Engineer in an Aircraft Repair Workshop Chuguyev Military Aviation School, Kharkov Military District November, 1942
    Chief of an Engine Repair Department Chuguyev Military Aviation School, Kharkov Military District Red Army Air Forces 082 March 12th, 1941
    Chief of an Aircraft Repair Department Stationary Aircraft Repair Workshop nr. 217, Air Forces of the Central Asian Military District, town of Hisor Air Forces of the Central Asian Military District 055 March 20th, 1944
    Chief Engineer and simultaneously Deputy Chief of the workshop Stationary Aircraft Repair Workshop nr. 217, Air Forces of the Central Asian Military District, town of Hisor Air Forces of the Central Asian Military District 071a May 5th, 1945
    Chief Production Engineer and simultaneously Chief of the Workshop 318th Aircraft Repair Base, Air Forces of the Turkestan Military District, town of Hisor Air Forces of the Turkestan Military District 065 August 30th, 1946
    Chief of the Aircraft Repair Workshop Tashkent Aircraft Repair Workshop of the Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Air Force, and Navy Commander in chief of the Air Force 02166 July 8th, 1950
    Transferred to the reserve in accordance with Article 59a (due to age), with the right to wear a military uniform with special badges of distinction.

    Military commissar of the Moscow Raion, city of Tashkent
    Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Rakhimov/

    Chief of the 3rd Section of the Moscow Raion, city of Tashkent
    Major of the Administrative Service [signed] /Kovalenko/

    Last name, first name and patronymic: Kotovsky, David Abramovich
    16. Awards and award dates: Order of the Red Banner on November 19, 1951; Order of the Red Star on April 30, 1946; Medal for Combat Merit on November 3rd, 1944; Medal for the Victory over Germany on May 9, 1945; Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the Soviet Army and Navy on February 22nd, 1948
    17. Stays abroad (when, where and for how long): No
    18. Service in the old army, last position and rank: No
    19. Service in the White Army or other foreign armies (only note service in foreign armies when the officer wasn’t serving in the Soviet Army at the same time): No
    20. Has he been in captivity or surrounded, when, where and for how long (only note escapes separate from his unit): No
    21. Has he been convicted, when and by which courts, what for and for how long, has the conviction been retracted (note periods with penal units as part of the sentence): No
    22. Registration numbers:
    23. Registered where: Military Commissariat of the Moscow Raion, city of Tashkent
    24. Personnel category: Engineer and technical officers, reserve of the 1st category
    25. Branch of arms: Air Force, military specialty nr. 184
    26. State of health: Healthy
    27. Attended trainings:
    28. Place of service and position (or nature of activities outside military service): Chief of the Tashkent Aircraft Repair Workshop of the Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army, Air Force, and Navy
    29. Family situation and address (note last name, first name and patronymic, wife’s year of birth, children’s names and years of birth, father’s and mother’s name and patronymic if the officer is a bachelor, address of the officer’s family if living apart, address of the reserve officer himself): Married to Fenya Aronovna Kotovskaya, born in 1911. Son Aleksandr born in 1932, daughter Raisa born in 1934, daughter Yelena born in 1945
    30. Special remarks: Military ID nr. BB-31721

    Captain, later Major, David Abramovich Kotovsky's Order of the Red Star, #1829497, a pristine MZPP variation.

    My thanks to Auke; photographs and scans used with permission.
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