Order of the Red Star, #3734456, Sapper, 207th Independent Mine Clearance Detachment
[Note: Badalyan, Gurgen Avakumovich. Badalyan, Gurgen Avakumov. Corrections entered into Orders of the Trans-Caucasus Military District nr. 8 of April 21st, 1980 and nr. 21 of November 15th, 1980]
Form nr. 1
(To be filled out clearly, without any corrections)
Date and place of issue of the order or medal (raion, city, oblast, krai, republic):
March 23rd, 1981, city of Kirovabad, Azerbaijan SSR
1. Last name: Badalyan
2. First name and patronymic: Gurgen Avakovich
3. Nationality: Armenian
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1909
6. Place of birth: Village of Bayan, Dashkesan Raion, Azerbaijan SSR
7. Party membership (since which year): Not a member
8. Education: Elementary
9. Military rank (for servicemen): Private
10. Since which year in the Soviet Army (for servicemen):
11. Place of work or service and position occupied at the time of the award: Miner in the 207th Independent Detachment of the 25th Defensive Works Construction Unit
12. Current place of work or service and position: Retiree
13. Home address of the awardee (raion, city, oblast, krai, republic): 140 Fioletov Street, city of Kirovabad, Azerbaijan SSR
14. List of all awards received (in chronological order):
Name of the order or medal*/Serial number/Number of the order booklet or medal certificate/Ground of issue (awarded when and by whom)
Medal for Combat Merit 816272 I-347544 Order of the 3rd Guards Army nr. 0135/N of October 4th, 1943
Medal for Courage* 1250778 I-347544 Order of the 2nd Ukrainian Front nr. 094/N of May 31st, 1944
Order of the Red Star 3734456 I-347544 Order of the 2nd Ukrainian Front nr. 04/N of January 22nd, 1945
* In the Order his name is given as ‘Leontyevich’
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 city of Kirovabad, Azerbaijan SSR
Colonel [signed] /A. Alekperov/
March 23rd, 1981
* Only list orders of the USSR and the following medals: Gold Star Medal of a Hero of the Soviet Union, Gold Hammer and Sickle Medal of a Hero of Socialist Labor, Medal for Courage, Medal of Ushakov, Medal for Combat Merit, Medal of Nakhimov, Medal for Labor Valor, Medal for Labor Distinction, and Medal for a Partisan of the Patriotic War.
Copy nr. 2
[Notes: 2nd Ukrainian Front; May 14th, 1945; and other administrative data]
Of the 2nd Ukrainian Front
– On personnel –
January 22nd, 1945 – Nr. 04/N – Operational Army
On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, for the exemplary execution of combat missions at the front in the struggle with the German invaders and the valor and bravery displayed in the process, I award:
The Order of the Red Star to:
4. Private Gurgen Avakumovich Badalyan, miner in the 207th Independent Order of the Red Star Mine Clearance Detachment, 25th Defensive Works Construction Unit of the Reserve of the High Command
Commander of the 2nd Ukrainian Front
Marshal of the Soviet Union [signed] /Malinovsky/
Member of the Military Council of the 2nd Ukrainian Front
Guards Lieutenant General [signed] /Stakhursky/
Front chief of staff
Colonel General [signed] /Zakharov/
Chief of the Personnel Section
Colonel [signed] /Solovyov/
1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Badalyan, Gurgen Avakumovich
2. Rank: Private
3. Position and unit: Miner in the 2nd Company, 207th Independent Order of the Red Star Mine Clearance Detachment, 25th Defensive Works Construction Unit of the Reserve of the High Command
Nominated for: Order of the Red Star
4. Year of birth: 1909
5. Nationality: Armenian
6. Party affiliation: Not a member
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): 2nd Ukrainian Front since January 1st, 1944
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: Wounded in August 1944
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since February 1943
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Dzhumgal Raion
11. Previous awards (for which accomplishments): Distinguished Miner Badge in 1944; Medal for Combat Merit in November, 1943; and Medal for Courage by Order of the 2nd Ukrainian Front nr. 094/N of May 31st, 1944 for mine clearance operations
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and his family’s address: _______________
Short, concrete description of his feat of arms or accomplishments:
Comrade G.A. Badalyan has been serving in the Operational Army since February, 1943. While demining an area in the rear of the 2nd Ukrainian Front and in the Iaşi-Chisinau sector, he removed and deactivated 2424 mines under difficult working conditions, removing up to 130 mines a day. He is a disciplined and dutiful soldier who possesses a thorough understanding of mines and demolition.
During the breakthrough of the heavily fortified enemy defenses near the city of Iaşi, he took part in clearing and expanding passageways through minefields in order for the advancing Red Army units to pass through.
He deserves the Order of the Red Star.
Commander of the 207th Independent Order of the Red Star Mine Clearance Detachment, 25th Defensive Works Construction Unit of the Reserve of the High Command
Major-Engineer [signed] /Dyukov/
December 14th, 1944
He deserves the Order of the Red Star.
Head of the 25th Defensive Works Construction Unit of the Reserve of the High Command
Major General of the Technical Forces [signed] /Kosenko/
December 15th, 1944
He deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.
Chief of the Engineer Forces of the 2nd Ukrainian Front
Lieutenant General of the Engineer Forces [signed] /Tsirlin/
December 19th, 1944
By Order of the 2nd Ukrainian Front nr. 04/N of January 22nd, 1945 awarded the Order of the Red Star.
Chief of the 3rd Section
Lieutenant Colonel of the Administrative Service [signed]
Private Gurgen Avakumovich Badalyan's Order of the Red Star, #3734456.
My thanks to Auke for his invaluable assistance!
05-06-2015 12:37 PM
very nice,one of the few Russian medals I have,its is No 3364762.would like any info.no documents with it though.
3364762 is most likely an October 1955 long service award, issued to an officer for 15 years of service.
how doe's that work out when the number is lower than your war issue one ?
Because #3734456 is a "catch-up" award, which was originally awarded/conferred in 1945, but which he did not receive until 1980 for reason(s) unknown. . .
Interesting... I will have to post my order's serial #