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Order of the Red Star, #292944, Radio Communications Squad Leader – 1232nd Cannon Artillery Regiment

Article about: Award Card Order Booklet 892580 1. Last name: Kukava 2. Name and patrionymic: Shalva Kadyrbovich 3. Rank: Sergeant 4. Gender: Male 5. Birthyear: 1910 6. Birthplace: GSSR, village of Didinedz

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #292944, Radio Communications Squad Leader – 1232nd Cannon Artillery Regiment

    Award Card

    Order Booklet 892580

    1. Last name: Kukava
    2. Name and patrionymic: Shalva Kadyrbovich
    3. Rank: Sergeant
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1910
    6. Birthplace: GSSR, village of Didinedzi
    7. Party membership: since 1944
    8. Education: mid-level
    9. Nationality: Georgian
    10. Time in Red Army: 24.6.41 – 4.12.45
    11. Place of service at awarding: Radio Communications Squad Leader – 1232 Cannon Artillery Regiment
    12. Place of work at present: temporarily unemployed
    13. Home address: Georgian SSR, Zugdidi, Ordzhonikidze St. #6
    14. Awards:
    Designation/Serial Number/Awarding Organization
    Red Star 292.944 115th Cannon Artillery Brigade dated 14.10.43
    Bravery Medal 2.408.174 1232nd Artillery Rifle Regiment dated 23.4.45

    Verified by Zugdidi Regional Military Commissariat Major Chuleiskirl(?) on 22nd May, 1946


    Temporary Award Certificate

    Card E 232223 indicates Bravery Medal 2.408.174 was awarded to Radio Squad Leader Shalva Kadyrbovich Kukava (3rd Battery, 1232nd Cannon Artillery Regiment, 3rd Ukrainian Front) by the regiment’s Order 07/N dated 23rd April, 1945. The medal was bestowed 2nd June, 1945 and signed by the regimental commander Colonel (?). Kukava was born 1910 and from GSSR, Zugdidi Region, village of Dedilidze.


    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Kukava, Shalva Kaderbovich
    2. Rank: Sergeant
    3. Duty position: Radio Squad Leader – 1232nd Cannon Artillery Regiment
    Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star
    4. Born: 1910
    5. Nationality: Georgian
    6. Party membership: n/a
    7. Previous combat: Patriotic War. November 1942 to March 1943 (?) and since June 1943 to present on the South Western Front
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
    9. In Red Army: since 1941
    10. Inducted by: Zugdidi Military Commissariat, GSSR
    11. Previous awards: n/a
    12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    On 8.9.43 Comrade Kukava moved with his radio station to the infantry front lines and provided uninterrupted communications from the lead observation post (OP) to the battalion’s positions.

    On 8.9.43 near Suligovka Comrade Kukava advanced with his radio station 100m from the enemy’s front lines and mainted uninterrupted radio communications with the battalion’s OP. In this engagement the battalion’s fire destroyed an enemy self-propelled artillery gun and suppressed two enemy artillery batteries and a mortar battery.

    On 9.9.43 near Novo-Dmitrievka Comrade Kukava moved with his radio station to a lead OP and established continuous communications with the battalion’s OP and supplied the communications throughout the course of the day.

    On 11.9.43 near Barvenkovo Comrade Kukava moved with his radio station to the lead OP and provided communications with the battalion’s OP and supporting communications all day, thus enabling accomplishment of the regiment’s mission.

    For exemplary accomplishment of the Command’s mission on the front in the struggle against the German invaders, he is deserving of the Order of the Red Star.

    Signed Commander, 1232nd Cannon Artillery Regiment, Major Komardin
    Awarded the Order of the Red Star signed Commander, 115th Cannon Artillery Brigade, Colonel Polyakov on 14.10.43


    Unit Award Order

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    South Western Front, 115th Cannon Artillery Brigade, Supreme Command Reserve Order 08/N dated 14th October, 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:

    4. Sergeant Shalva Kederbovich Kukava – Radio Squad Leader, 1232nd Cannon Artillery Regiment

    Signed Commander, 115th Cannon Artillery Brigade, Colonel Polyakov and Chief of Staff Major Shkuratov

    4 Copies
    1-3 to addressee
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    N.M.

    Sergeant Shalva Kederbovich Kukava's Order of the Red Star, #292944.

    My thanks to Auke and Paul Schmitt for their invaluable assistance.
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    Why does it seem like radiomen got these just for doing their job? lol

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