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Corporal Mikhail Konstantinovich Pokhvatov, 30th Independent Antiaircraft Artillery Division

Article about: Order Book (#933769) dated June 5th, 1947 for an Order of Glory, 3rd Class, #103656 (missing), July 1st, 1944. Secret Prikaz Command (Headquarters?) of the Independent Coastal Artillery Army

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    Default Corporal Mikhail Konstantinovich Pokhvatov, 30th Independent Antiaircraft Artillery Division

    Order Book (#933769) dated June 5th, 1947 for an Order of Glory, 3rd Class, #103656 (missing), July 1st, 1944.

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    Secret

    Prikaz

    Command (Headquarters?) of the Independent Coastal Artillery Army

    “10th” June, 1944 No. 026/N Acting Army

    On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Council SSR for exemplary performance of tasks of commanding the front in the struggle against the German invaders and displaying valor and courage we award:

    Independent Antiaircraft Artillery Division Reserve Command

    Order “GLORY 3rd CLASS”

    3. Corporal POKHVATOV, Mikhail Konstantinovich 1st Division Battery

    Commander Independent Coastal Artillery Army
    Colonel Konoplev

    Chief of Staff Artillery Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Moskvitin

    Head of Personnel Independent Coastal Artillery Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Voloshin

    “9th” June, 1944

    (stamped)
    Head of Personnel Coastal Artillery Army
    Colonel Zhdanov
    “5th” August, 1944

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    Award Sheet
    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: POKHVATOV, Mikhail Konstantinovich
    2. Rank: Corporal
    3. Duty position: 1st Battery, 30th Independent Antiaircraft Artillery Division, Reserve Command
    Recommendation for Order “Glory 3 Class”
    4. Born: 1918
    5. Nationality: Ukrainian
    6. Party membership: Not a member
    7. Previous combat: with the division since June 21st, 1941
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: not injured
    9. Time in Red Army: since 1939
    10. Inducted by: Proskurlyansky Regional Military Commissariat
    11. Previous awards: None
    12. Home of record: (intentionally obscured)
    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment
    During his stay in the division showed courage, bravery, military valor and skills to fight against the enemies.
    Operating on the equipment due to his accurate and fearless work, provided the shooting down of 15 enemy’s planes.
    From 17 to 23 April 1944 during the massive air raids of the enemy in the area of Novorossiysk, despite the intense shelling fearlessly and precisely operated with the equipment and provided the shooting down of 5 enemy’s planes.
    During fight near Kerch city (Crimea) due to accurate and courageous operating of Pokhvatov 3 enemy’s planes were shoot down.
    From 18 to 23 April 1944 in the area Mikenzinski Mountains, Black river and Fediukhinski Heights where his battery was shooting enemy’s aircrafts, protected ground troops.
    He was working at his place despite the exploding shells and contributed into shooting down the plane Yu-87.
    During firing at ground targets enemy at the Sapun-Gora, replaced the wounded comrade and ensured the destruction of two machine guns and a platoon of the enemy’s soldiers.
    Commander of 30th Antiaircraft Artillery Division
    Major Petrenko


    Worthy of the governmental award
    Order of Glory, 3rd Class
    Chief Commander of Artillery
    Major-General Karepin
    “3rd” June, 1944

    Worthy of the award
    Glory, 3rd Class
    Commander of Artillery
    Colonel-General Konoldev
    “7th” June, 1944

    By Order of the Commander of Artillery No. 026/I of June 10th, 1944 awarded Order of Glory, 3rd Class
    Captain ?, Administrative Services


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    Document for the Medal Defense of the Caucasus issued October 10th, 1944 by the Commander of the 30th Zenith Sevastopol Artillery Division, Major Petrenko, Serial #K023164.

    A new feature from the archive, the Award List for the Medal Defense of the Caucasus, #238, page 2, served from August, 1942 to March, 1943.

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    Document for the Medal Victory over Germany issued April 30th, 1946 by the Commander of the 856th Zenith Artillery Division of the 34th Guards Rifle Corps, Lieutenant-Colonel Kulikov, Serial #C074324.

    Document for the Medal Liberation of Warsaw issued April 30th, 1946 by the Commander of the 856th Zenith Artillery Division of the 34th Guards Rifle Corps, Lieutenant-Colonel Kulikov, Serial #A096763.

    Document for the Medal Capture of Berlin issued March 31st, 1946 by the Commander of the 856th Zenith Artillery Division of the 34th Guards Rifle Corps, Lieutenant-Colonel Kulikov, Serial #A348927.

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    Corporal Pokhvatov's medals

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