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Order of the Red Star, #491204, Battery Commander

Article about: 1. Award card Order booklet 477723 1. Last name: Pantsulaya 2. Name and Patrionymic: Aleksandr Ivanovich 3. Rank: Senior Lieutenant 4. Sex: Male 5. Birthyear: 1918 6. Birthplace: Dedolauri V

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #491204, Battery Commander

    1. Award card

    Order booklet 477723
    1. Last name: Pantsulaya
    2. Name and Patrionymic: Aleksandr Ivanovich
    3. Rank: Senior Lieutenant
    4. Sex: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1918
    6. Birthplace: Dedolauri Village, Tsulukidzevskii Region, Georgian SSR
    7. Party Membership: member since 1942
    8. Education: mid-level
    9. Nationality: Georgian
    10. Service in the Red Army: since 8.1938
    11. Place of service and duty position at time of awarding: 790th Artillery Regiment, 250th Rifle Division – Battery Commander
    12. Place of service and duty position at the current time: 207th Independent Artillery-Machinegun Battalion – Destroyer Anti-Tank Battery Commander
    13. Home of Record: Moshchievskaya Station, Borzinskii Region, Chitinskaya Oblast
    14. Awards

    Award Serial Number Awarder

    Patriotic War II 174.451 Order 138/N dated 14.11.1944
    Red Star 491.204 Order 0199 dated 4.03.1944
    Bravery Medal 516.501 Order 073 dated 24.07.1943
    Victory over Japan Medal Edict dated 30.09.1945

    Verified 22nd March, 1946 by Commander, 207th Independent Artillery-Machinegun Battalion, Major Smirnov.

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    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Pantsulaya, Aleksandr Ivanovich
    2. Rank: Lieutenant
    3. Duty position: Firing Platoon Leader – 2nd Battery, 790th Artillery Regiment, 250th Rifle Division, 3rd Army
    Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star

    4. Born: 1918
    5. Nationality: Georgian
    6. Party membership: yes
    7. Previous combat: since June 1941 on the NW, Bryansk, and Belorussian Fronts
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
    9. Time in Red Army: since 1938
    10. Inducted by: Stalin Regional Military Commissariat, Tbilisi
    11. Previous awards: Bravery Medal 24.07.43 by 250th Rifle Division
    12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]
    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    In fighting during the forced Dnepr river crossing and subsequent offensive operations 21st through 27th February, his platoon delivered accurate and timely fire on enemy firing positions and personnel. In this fighting, two heavy machineguns and a three-embrasure bunker in which were two machineguns and crew were destroyed, as many as 40 soldiers and officers were killed, thus enabling the successful advance of our infantry.

    During our infantry’s capture of the first enemy trenchline, he and his platoon were the first to force the Dnepr crossing, established fighting order on the far shore, and continued to fire upon the enemy.

    Upon completing a march they were subjected to enemy aviation bombing. He quickly and capably extricated his artillery unit from enemy bombing without losses, quickly leading them to their firing position.

    Signed Commander, 790th Artillery Regiment, Colonel K(?) on 28th February, 1944

    Endorsed Artillery Commander, 250th Rifle Division, Colonel Trikoz on 1st March, 1944

    Awarded the Order of the Red Star by Order 0199 of the 250th Rifle Division dated 4th March, 1944, signed Chief of Staff Colonel Iyaznikovtsev on 6th March, 1944.

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