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.
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
Chief of Staff Artillery Army
Lieutenant Colonel Moskvitin
Head of Personnel Independent Coastal Artillery Army
Lieutenant Colonel Voloshin
“9th” June, 1944
Head of Personnel Coastal Artillery Army
“5th” August, 1944
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
Worthy of the governmental award
Order of Glory, 3rd Class
Chief Commander of Artillery
“3rd” June, 1944
Worthy of the award
Glory, 3rd Class
Commander of Artillery
“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
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.
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.
Corporal Pokhvatov's medals
08-06-2015 12:59 PM
Nice little group. Thanks Bill.
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