Jump to content
News Ticker
  • I am now accepting the following payment methods: Card Payments, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal
  • Latest News

    Sergeant Aleksandr Petrovich Panfilenko

    Recommended Posts

    Not yet fully researched, but whatever I can get will come along here.

    Guards Senior Sergeant (later Police Sergeant-Major) Aleksandr Petrovich Panfilenko.

    As always, any and all information is appreciated.

    Edited by Ed_Haynes
    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Guest Rick Research

    Yup, 114th Guards Long Range Bomber Aviation "Kirkenes, Red Banner" Regiment. Man, those honorifics initials would have thwarted me forever if the stamps hadn't explained the abbreviations as written out! The Polar Regions card shows him as Gds Sr Sgt of Tech Svcs so he must have been ground crew.

    What is interesting about this-- given his two medals-- is that the unit was ARMY and not NAVY. The obvious-seeming thing would have been that they flew long distance OVER WATER... ???

    His 1967 is as Starshina of civil police ("Militia") and was signed by the Commander of then-"OOP" of Kiev, Commissar 3rd Rank/Major General of Police Destyarov.

    I suspect the 1952 MMM is for 10 years combined in the army air corps and police. SOME kinds of MVD seem to have racked up the same long service awards as the regular military, at least through the mid 1950s and perhaps as long as the armed forces did. That would mean he went into the army circa 1941/42 so perhaps there is a 15 Years Red Star out there somewhere before he got his police (by whatever initials) 20 years medal in 1962.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Create New...

    Important Information

    We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.