Corporal Kachkar Rasulov, 17th Independent Air Defense Artillery Battalion
Order Book. . .
1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Rasulov, Kachkar
2. Rank: Corporal
3. Duty position: Crew Member – Anti-Aircraft Detector Battery, 17th Independent Red Banner Crimea Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Supreme Command Reserve
Recommendation for the Bravery Medal
4. Born: 1918
5. Nationality: Kazakh
6. Party membership: yes
7. Previous combat: since 1941 in Ukraine, Don River, Caucasus, Kuban, Crimea, Poland, and Germany
8. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
9. In Red Army: since 1939
10. Inducted by: Leninogorsk Regional Military Commissariat, Southern Kazakhstan Oblast
11. Previous awards: Defense of Caucasus Medal by Supreme Soviet Edict dated 1st May, 1944
12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]
Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment
Corporal Rasulov has been in the battalion since the beginning of the Patriotic War.
In his duties as an anti-aircraft detector, he has repeatedly displayed bravery and valor in fighting against the German-fascist invaders.
On 20.8.1942 the battery was covering the combat ranks of our forces near Khadyzhenskaya Station, northeast of Tuapse. Enemy aviation conducted massive raids on our fighting forces and our battery was subjected to bombing several times a day. Despite the danger to his life due to the exploding bombs Comrade Rasulov bravely and boldly fixed his sights on the fascist machines. A Me-110 was shot down from the very first volley and the other vultures dispersed their loads in an disorderly fashion and turned back.
On 4.6.1943 near Krymskaya Station while repelling an enemy air raid, the battery with the device where Comrade Rasulov worked shot down five and damaged three enemy aircraft.
During the 1st Belorussian Front’s offensive operations on the territory of Poland and Germany Comrade Rasulov honestly and accurately accomplished his duties. He is disciplined, self-composed, and knows his duties well.
He is dedicated to the Lenin-Stalin Party and the Socialist Motherland. He is deserving of the Bravery Medal.
He is deserving of the Order of the Patriotic War II Class.
Signed Commander, 17th Independent Red Banner Crimea Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Supreme Command Reserve, Major Kopeika on 29th May, 1945
Endorsed Deputy Commander, 1st Belorussian Front Air Defense Artillery, General-Lieutenant of Artillery Pozdnyako
Awarded the Bravery Medal by 1st Belorussian Front Artillery Commander Order 0226 dated 8th June, 1945. Signed 1st Belorussian Front Senior Deputy Chief of Personnel Lieutenant Colonel of Administrative Services Vasilev.
Unit Award Order
1st Belorussian Front Artillery Commander Order 0226 dated 8th June, 1945
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:
Bravery Medal to:
54. Corporal Kachkar Rasulov – Crew Member, Anti-Aircraft Detector Battery, 17th Independent Air Defense Artillery Battalion, SCR
Signed Member of the Military Committee, Front Artillery Commander, General-Colonel of Aviation V. Kazakov and Chief of Personnel Colonel Milyakhovskii
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4 – Red Army Artillery Directorate
8.6.45 AB #933
Communist Party Membership booklet, #0094893, for the "National Democratic Party of Uzbekistan" dated June 29th, 1992 and documenting dues paid through 1999.
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