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Red Star Number 2: #2177610

Article about: by postmanhell Hi Jason Saw your post and thougfht you would be interested in this link: The History of the Order of the Red Star, by Michael Riley It gives info on different types of the OR

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    Quote by postmanhell View Post
    Hi Jason

    Saw your post and thougfht you would be interested in this link: The History of the Order of the Red Star, by Michael Riley

    It gives info on different types of the ORS, including serial numbers. Good page!

    I have 4 ORS as follows: (with award dates)

    804,390: Sept 1944
    1,026,349: Oct 1944
    1,752,810: Apr 1945
    3,280,341: Nov 1954 (Long Service)

    Happy collecting

    Tony
    Have you had them researched? Please post them!


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    Ok Bill... here's a brief outline on each of them:

    804,390: Guards Major Viktor Ivanovich - 129th Rifle Corps - Deputy Chief of Corps Area. For food supplies to troops

    1,026,349: Gunner Vasilii Ignatevich Ivanov - Mortar Company - 18th Guards Rifle Div, 11th Guards Army. Combat actions at Melkamen, East Prussia

    1,752,810: Master Sgt - Natalia Ivanovna Skylar - 150th Detached Medical Battalion, 76th Rifle Div, 47th Army. Dressing wounded during battles of Warsaw & Deutch-Crone(Walcz)

    3,280,341: Lt-Col Ivan Ivanovich Romanchenko - Chief Of Staff - 8th Fortified Region. Red Army since September 1938

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    Yes the higher the number the greater the chance it is for long service. I was talking to a guy recently (Oleg from the CollectRussia website) who told me that Red Stars >500,000 are almost always long service. He said it's a real crap shoot, and finding one for bravery is like looking for a particular needle in a stack of needles.
    That's not really accurate. On my website I have long service award serial numbers ranges for among others the Red Star, and one is usually "safe" under the 848,000 and between the 1,000,000 and 2,700,000: Soviet long service awards (19441957)

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    I should add, though, that there are large "grey areas" between the serial number ranges, but a RS in the early 2 mil range is most likely a real combat award.

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    Thanks for the info Auke, some interesting reading. So it maybe a possibility that this star was for more than just long service , which is good to know.

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