Order of the Red Star, #264546, Deputy Commander, 89th Artillery Regiment
Order Booklet 774391
1. Last name: Pivovar
2. Name and patrionymic: Aleksandr Grigorevich
3. Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
4. Gender: Male
5. Birthyear: 1906
6. Birthplace: UkSSR, Zhitomirskaya Oblast
7. Party membership: since 1927
8. Education: mid-level
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Time in Red Army: 10.1928
11. Place of service at awarding: Deputy Commander – 89th Artillery Regiment, 62nd Rifle Division
12. Place of work at present: Evacuation Hospital #5022
13. Home address: Moscow, Khoroshevskoe (?) October Barracks, Block 2, Apt. 9
Designation/Serial Number/Awarding Organization
Red Star 263.546 33rd Army dated 5.9.43
Red Banner 130.348 31st Army dated 28.11.44
Red Banner 11.390/3rd Award 31st Army dated 15.2.45
Red Star 2.038.730 Edict dated 6.5.46
Victory over Germany Medal Edict dated 9.5.45
Red Banner 10.032/2nd Award Edict dated 20.6.49
Verified by Moscow Military District (?) on 18th June, 1946
1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Pivovar, Aleksandr Grigorevich
2. Rank: Major
3. Duty position: Chief of Personnel – 33rd Army Artillery Command HQ
Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star
4. Born: 1906
5. Nationality: Ukrainian
6. Party membership: yes
7. Previous combat: since October 1942 in the Western Front 33rd Army
8. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
9. In Red Army: since October 1928
10. Inducted by: career officer
11. Previous awards: n/a
12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]
Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment
Major Pivovar organized and made great contributions to tracking and verifying the artillery’s command composition, missing in action requests, and also requesting commanders serving at the same time.
He correctly and capably approaches the selection, assignment, and employment of each commander according to his specialty. He daily studies the command slate while among the units determining each officer’s theoretical training and actual qualities, simultaneously making recommendations on promotion and additional training for those officers weak on theoretical preparation.
His records and accountability of the personnel, their awarding, and promotions are tracked at a high level.
In December 1942 when two Supreme Command Reserve artillery-mortar regiments were being formed he made great contributions by fully manning the leadership ranks within [trans: print unclear - either 3 or 8] eight days.
During the March operations he personally spent the entire time among the units providing replacements to the leadership who were put out of action to wounds or other causes.
He compiled award material in a time manner for reporting to the Army’s Military Committee on leadership and enlisted excelling in combat against the German invaders.
He is an effective, dedicated, honest, hard, and strong-willed commander.
He is dedicated to the Lenin-Stalin Party and the Socialist Motherland.
He is deserving of the Order of the Red Star.
Signed 33rd Army Artillery Commander General-Lieutenant of Artillery Bodrov in July, 1943
Awarded the Order of the Red Star according to 33rd Army Order 0326 dated 5.9.43, signed Army Commander General-Lieutenant Gordov, Member of the Military Committee General-Major Babiichuk, and compiled by Deputy Chief of Personnel Senior Lieutenant of Administrative Services Dorofeeva.
He is deserving of the Order of the Patriotic War II Class.
Unit Award Order
[trans: “Western Front 29.11.43” and other administrative data written in pencil]
33rd Army Order 0326/N dated 5th September, 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:
15. Major Aleksandr Grigorevich Pivovar – Chief of Personnel, Artillery Command HQ
Signed 33rd Army Commander General-Lieutenant V. Gordov, Member of the Military Committee General-Major R. Babiichuk, and Artillery Commander General-Lieutenant of Artillery V. Bodrov. Compiled by Chief of Personnell Captain Vutyrev
Major, later Lieutenant Colonel, Aleksandr Grigorevich Pivovar's Order of the Red Star, #263546.
My thanks to Auke and Paul Schmitt for their invaluable assistance.
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