Early Defense of Stalingrad Medal document awarded to Guards Sergeant Vasily Iosifovich Khobolev, 37th Guards Red Banner Rifle Division, signed June 8, 1943, by Guards Lieutenant Colonel Brushko.
Historical of the 37th Guards Rifle Division (The Red Army order of battle, Robert G. Poirier / Albert Z. Conner)
-Units 109,114,118 Guards Rifle , 86 Guards Artillery Regiments .
-Raised at Lubertsy , Moscow Military District from 1 Airborne Corps July. 1942 .
-SME says activated at Moscow from 1 Airborne Corps , Aug. 1942 .
-Southwest Front w/4 Tank Army Aug. 1942 .
-Don River, Sep. 1942 .
-Stalingrad w/62 Army (Barrikady , Tractor factories) . Oct. 1942 .
-Called elite division in Stalingrad , Oct. 1942 .
-Destroyed in Tractor factory , Stalingrad , Oct. 1942 .
-RVGK Dec . 1942
-Central Front w/65 Army (rest of the war) , Feb. 1943 .
-Army reserve on Sevsk axis , June. 1943 .
-Orel , Aug. 1943 .
-Left Bank Ukraine , Aug / Oct . 1943 .
-Southeast Belorussia , Jan. 1944 .
-Bobruysk Op , main assault division of 18 Independent Rifle Corps , 65 Army , June. 1944 .
-Slonim , July. 1944 .
-Narew River , Sep. 1944 .
-Vistula Oder Op , Jan. 1945 .
-East Prussia Op. w/2 Shock Army. Feb. 1945 .
-Gdansk , Mar. 1945 .
-Berlin Op , Apr. 1945 .
-Rostock , May. 1945 .
-"Rechitsa" twice Order of Red Banner , Orders of Suvorov , Kutusov , Bogdan Khmelnitskiy .
wow amazing history!
a very good thread everybody its good just going thought it all thanks for sharing
dom some great history there thanks
Allow me to echo the sentiments expressed in the previous posts of our fellow enthusiasts; thank you very much for sharing the details of the Unit's history!
Bill you're welcome
We must thank Robert G. Poirier / Albert Z. Conner for their wonderful work
Defense of the Caucasus medal document awarded to Private Tamara Nestorovna Goggelashvili, 24th Independent Aerial Observation Batallion, Aerial Observer, awarded by Unit Commander Major Morozov on May 3rd, 1945, six days before Victory Day.
Defense of the Caucasus medal document awarded to ethnic Georgian woman Junior Lieutenant Eva I. Mdzinariashvili by the Tbilisi Municipal Military Commissariate May 5th, 1945, 4 days prior to "Victory Day".
Defense of the Caucasus medal document awarded to ethnic Georgian Akakii D. Buadze by the 3rd Belorussian Front Artillery CDR HQ on June 8th, 1945, signed by Transcaucasus Front Artillery Commander's Chief of Personnel, Colonel Korol.