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hi all,

ive just recieved the research on my second Russian group,and was wondering if anyone might beable to help me decipher this document ?,it seems to date from 1997..maybe some sort of award card?

Also if people are looking to get research done quick then Alexei is the "man"!!!.Isent him details of my group about a week ago(maybe less) and got 10 pages of research back today!!!..now thats what i call service :jumping:

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1. Gorb

2. Vasily Ivanovich

3. Ukrainian nationality

4. Male

5. Born in 1910

6. Born in the village of Bratskoye, Aleksandria Raion, Kirovograd Oblast

7. Primary education

8. Not a Party member

9. At the time of the awarding he was a Captain commanding a Motorized Batallion of the 170th Tank Brigade

10. Living in the Kirovograd Oblast, city of Aleksandria, 15 Kalinin Street

Awarded an unnumbered Medal for Military Merit per Ukaz of 3 Nov 1944.

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Remarkably ODD.

1)Per this, the serial number of the old fellow's long service MMM was "134,857" which is a typographical error, since 3.11.44 awards ran in the range of 1,4XX,XXX to 1,8XX,XXX at least. So he's missing a number fom a MILLION+ medal

2)There seems no point in having had the 87 year old veteran in to sign off on this--

line 12 states the reason for this is that all he ever got was the award document and not the medal (!!!) per 4 year old decision of the Resolution Commission for State Awards in the Ukraine of 18.10.93--

it does NOT say that he was GIVEN a medal or duplicate, just that he was entitled to it.

3) despite being ENTIRELY done IN the Ukraine, by Ukrainian military officials for a Ukrainian veteran

this document is filled out entirely in RUSSIAN! :speechless1:

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Remarkably ODD.

1)Per this, the serial number of the od fellow's long service MMM was "134,857" which is a typographical error, since 3.11.44 awards ran in the range of 1,4XX,XXX to 1,8XX,XXX at least. So he's missing a number fom a MILLION+ medal

I think '134857' is the document number, and the little dash indicates the MMM is unnumbered.

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wow.!!! thankyou all for the help in this translation,its very much apreciated,i have recieved a number of documents for this man and as soon as i get them translated i will post them here for you to read.His other decorations (+award book )that i have are as follows:-

Type 1 Bravery Medal,

Medal for Bravery (209463), Combat Service (580498), Red Star (411098), OGPW II cl (233375)

unfortunately i cant show any pictures just yet as i still dont have a camera.

best regards

whispy

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Hi all,

Alexei just sent what i think is my "mans" full service history plus 2 really good photos of him wearing some of his decorations,

ive attatched a pic of him and will add all the translated documents when i get them :cheers: ..hope you like it

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just incase anyone has trouble opening the file

Documents to Vasilii Ivanovich Gorb

1. Award Sheet

Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Gorb, Vasilii Ivanovich

Rank: Captain

Duty Position: Liaison Officer, 18 Tank Corps

Award Application for the Order of the Patriotic War II Class

Birthdate: 1910

Nationality: Ukrainian

Party Membership: yes

Participation in the Combat: Western Front 27.7.41-23.8.41, Stalingrad Front 26.8.42-29.9.42, SW Front 16.12.42 through 1.15.43

Wounds or Contusions: once

In Red Army: since 1933

Awards: Bravery Medal

Inducted by: Likhov Regional Military Commissariat

Home of Record: Voronezh Oblast, Vobrov, Svoboda St. #14, Apt. 1

Short Description of Combat Feat or Accomplishments

As a corps liaison officer, during combat operations he was sent to a motorized rifle brigade and due to his personal visit of the subordinate units, determined the situation that enabled the corps commander to make a decision.

For displaying courage, bravery, and control in the accomplishment of the corps commander?s orders during combat operations on 12-13.7.43, Comrade Gorb is deserving of the Order of the Patriotic War II Class.

Signed Chief of Staff, 18 Tank Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Vorobev on 15 July 1943

Endorsed Commander, (illegible), General-Major Bakharov on 18 July 1943

(Decision of 5 Guards Tank Army leadership not filled out.)

Awarded the Combat Service Medal by Order 015/N of the 5 Guards Tank Army dated 25.7.43

Award Card

Last name: Gorb

First name and patrionymic: Vasilii Ivanovich

Rank: Captain

Sex: Male

Birthdate: 1910

Birthplace: Dnepropetrovsk Oblast, V. Dnepropetrovsk Region, village of Bratskoe

Party membership: since 2.1943

Education: elementary

Nationality: Ukrainian

In Red Army: since 2.1933

Place of service and duty position: 170 Tank Briage, 18 Tank Corps; Motorized Rifle Battalion Commander

Place of service at present: Tsirupinskii Regional Military Commisariat, Kherson Oblast; Senior Officer

Home of record: Kherson Oblast, Tsirupinsk, Kralovenskaya St. #15

Awards

Award Number Awarder

Bravery Medal 209.463 1 Guards Army dated 26.3.43

Combat Service Medal 580.498 5 Guards Tank Army dated 25.7.43

Red Star 411.098 5 Guards Tank Army dated 12.12.43

Patriotic War II 233.375 2 Ukrainian Front dated 16.9.44

Verified 12 September 1947

3. Award Card

27.3.1997, Ukraine, Aleksandriya, Kirovograd Oblast

Last name: Gorb

First name and patrionymic: Vasilii Ivanovich

Nationality: Ukrainian

Sex: Male

Birthdate: 1910

Birthplace: village of Bratskoe, Aleksandriiskii Region, Kirovograd Oblast

Education: Mid-level, specialized

Party Membership: ---

Duty, Profession, Rank (for service members), place of work or service: Commander of a Motorized Battalion, Captain 170 Tank Brigade

Home of Record: Kirovograd Oblast, Aleksandriya, Kalinin St. #15

Awarded: Combat Service Medal in booklet #M 134857 by Edict of the Supreme Soviet USSR dated 3.11.44 (handwritten 2 Ukrainian Front)

Signed by recipient

Verified by COL E. Butrimenko, Aleksandriiskii Municipal Military Commissariat on 27 March 1997

12. Comments: Awarded only the award document and no award present.

Decision of the State Awards Commission of Ukraine dated 18.10.93

4. Award Sheet

Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Gorb, Vasilii Ivanovich

Rank: Captain

Duty Position: Commander, Motorized Submachinegun Battalion, 170 Kirovograd Tank Brigade

Award Application for the Order of the Patriotic War II Class

Birthdate: 1910

Nationality: Ukrainian

Party Membership: yes, since 1943 booklet #5385621

Participation in the Combat: 2.42-4.42 Central Front, 10.42-11.42 Western Front and since 5.43 on Steppe, now 2 Ukrainian Front

Wounds or Contusions: seriously wounded 25.2.42 Central Front and lightly wounded twice, 17.8.43 and 19.10.43, on the Steppe Front

In Red Army: since 1941

Awards: Red Star by 18 Tank Corps dtd 12.43, Bravery Medal dtd 3.43, Combat Service Medal dtd 7.43, and Defense of Stalingrad Medal

Home of Record: Voronezh Oblast, Vobrov, Svoboda St. #14, Apt. 1

Short Description of Combat Feat or Accomplishments

During the brigade?s combat operations from 21-30 August 1944 while commanding a motorized submachinegun battalion west of Yassi, Khushi, and others, Comrade Gorb positioned himself with the tanks and capably led his submachine gunners supporting the armor, which as a result the battalion killed and captured as many as 1000 enemy soldiers and officers, captured nine military vehicles, and much military equipment.

During the seizure of river crossing on the Prut River in conjunction with the 2 and 3 Ukrainian Fronts, Comrade Gorb?s battalion crushed the remnants of enemy tank forces, while he, displaying courage and bravery, personally captured an enemy officer and two soldiers

Conclusion: For well organized command of the battalion, daily striving, boldness, and courage displayed in combat against the German invaders, he is deserving of the Order of the Patriotic War II Class.

Signed Commander, 170 Kirovograd Red Banner Tank Brigade, Colonel Chunikhin on 31 August 1944

Endorsed Acting Commander, 18 Tank Corps, Guards Colonel Kolesnikov on 4 September 1944

Awarded the Order of the Patriotic War II Class by Order 033/Nof the 2 Ukrainian Front Armored and Mechanized Forces dated 16 September 1944

5. Award Sheet

Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Gorb, Vasilii Ivanovich

Rank: Captain

Duty Position: Liaison Officer, 18 Tank Corps

Award Application for the Order of the Red Star

Birthdate: 1910

Nationality: Ukrainian

Party Membership: yes

Participation in the Combat: since 27.7.41 until present

Wounds or Contusions: once

In Red Army: since February 1933

Awards: Combat Service Medal, Bravery Medal, and For the Defense of Stalingrad Medal

Inducted by: Likhov Regional Military Commissariat

Home of Record: Voronezh Oblast, Vobrov, Svoboda St. #14, Apt. 1

Short Description of Combat Feat or Accomplishments

Captain Gorb displayed boldness and decisiveness while executing his duties as a liaison officer.

While maintaining communications between the corps staff and Army staff, Comrade Gorb has always delivered combat orders in difficult conditions, kept the corps commander updated on situational changes in a timely manner, thus enabling the corps commander to make correct decisions.

During fighting to liberated Popelnastoe Zheltoe, and Zelenoe, in a timely manner Comrade Gorb maintained communications with the Army, despite massive enemy aviation attacks, thus the permitting the corps to command its subordinate elements.

In defensive fighting near Krivoi Rog, Comrade Gorb daily kept the corps commander updated in changes to the situation, permitting the bold assault on the enemy.

He is deserving of the Order of the Red Star.

Signed Chief of Administration, Major Slavin on (?) November 1943

Endorsed Chief of Staff, 18 Tank Corps, Guards Lieutenant Colonel Smirnov on 6 November 1943

Endorsed Commander, 18 Tank Corps, Colonel Firsovi(?) on 6 November 1943

Awarded the Order of the Red Star by Order 0101/N of the 5 Guards Tank Army dated 12.12.43

6. Career Record

Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Gorb, Vasilii Ivanovich

Birthdate: 15 September 1910

Nationality: Ukrainian

Languages: Russian

Native Region: D. Kaliyanka, Upper Dnepropetrovsk Region, Dnepropetrovsk Oblast

Party Membership: since 1943, candidate membership since 1929

Social Position: Office worker from impoverished peasants

Profession (specialty): bookkeeper

Social Status: married

Civil Education: Graduated seventh grade in 1927

Military Education: Junior Lieutenant Course 1939.15.3 in 41 RD, Kharkov MD, Vystrel Course in 1942

Political Education: n/a

Promotions:

Junior Lieutenant 1939

Lieutenant 1940

Senior Lieutenant 3.7.42

Captain 26.5.43

Major 13.1.45, 3 Ukrainian Front

Military Campaigns: Stalingrad, SW, 2 & 3 Ukrainian Fronts

Wounds or Contusions: two light wounds

Awards: Bravery Medal, CSM, OPW

Service Record:

122 Rifle Regiment, 41 Rifle Division, Kharkov Cadet 1933.16.2

Military District

122 RR, 41 RD, Kharkov MD Squad Leader 1933.30.11

7 Rifle Division, Kharkov MD Cadet 1934.15.11

122 RR, 41 RD, Kharkov MD Junior Platoon Leader 1935.2.4

41 Rifle Division, Kharkov MD Cadet 1936.10.5

122 RR, 41 RD, Kharkov MD Junior Platoon Leader 1936.13.9

Released to D.S.O. (?) 1937.2.11

Jr. LT Course, 41 RD, Kharkov MD Cadet 1938.15.9

139 RR, 41 RD, Kharkov MD Platoon Leader (?) 1939.16.3

Oath taken and witnessed 1939.24.2

581 RR, 151 RD Platoon (?) Leader 39.5.10

32 Indep. Motorized Rifle BDE, Liaison Officer upon graduation from Vystrel Course

581 RR, 151 RD Company Commander

32 Motorized Rifle Brigade LNO 42.27.11

18 Tank Corps same 43(illegible)

17 Independent BDE, Commander of Motorized SMG Battalion 44.14.8

29 (?), 4 Guards Mechanized Division Battalion Commander 46.4.3

209 Tank Regiment, SMG Battalion Dep BN Commander 47.6.6

209 Tank Regiment, Rifle Battalion same 47.13.5

(?) Administration, Kherson Oblast SR Commissariat 47.5.8

Officer

Same Chief, 1 Section 47.6.6

At discretion of Tavria Military District 47.13.5

Released into the reserves by Article 43A on 16.4.48

On file with the Aleksandriskii Municipal Military Commissariat, Kirovograd Oblast

Released into the reserves:

24. Gorb

25. Vasilii Ivanovich

30. Place of Service at present: Could be Rifle Platoon Leader. Deserving of promotion to rank of junior lieutenant

31. Home address: wife - Gorb, Anna Trofimovna, Aleksandriya, b. 1914

7. Career Record

Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Grb, Vasilii Ivanovich

Birthdate: 15 September 1910

Nationality: Ukrainian

Languages: no foreign language

Native Region: Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast, Verne Dnepropetrovskii Region, village of Komenka

Party Membership: since 1943

Social Position: Office Worker

Profession (specialty): bookkeeper

Social Status: married, wife - Gorb, Alena Trofimovna

Civil Education: Seventh grade in 1927, bookkeeper course 1933

Military Education: Junior Lieutenant Course in 1939, and Vystrel Course in 1942

Political Education:

Promotions:

Junior Lieutenant 1939

Lieutenant 1940

Senior Lieutenant 3.6.1942

Captain 6.5.1943

Guards Major 13.1.1945

Military Campaigns: Western Front 27.6.41-23.7.41, SW Front 25.7.42-12.12.42, Stalingrad Front 12.12.42-2.2.43, Steppe(Voronezh) Front 5.7.43-15.11.44, 2 Ukrainian Front 15.11.44-23.12.44, 3 Ukrainian Front 23.12.44-9.5.45

Wounds or Contusions: lightly wounded on Western Front on 16.7.41, lightly wounded on 3 Ukrainian Front 23.12.1944

Awards: Bravery Medal 26.3.43, Combat Service Medal 25.7.43, Defense of Stalingrad Medal 22.12.42, Patriotic War II Class 16.9.44, Red Star 12.12.43

Fit for Service: yes

Service Record:

122 Rifle Regiment, 41 Rifle Division, Kharkov Cadet 22.2.1933

Military District

122 RR, 41 RD, Kharkov MD Squad Leader NOV 1934

122 RR, 41 RD Dep Plt Ldr Sniper DEC 1935

Same Plt Expert MAY 1936

Same Plt Ldr DEC 1936

Junior Lieutenant Course, 41 RD Cadet NOV 1938

581 RR, 151 RD Plt Ldr MAR 1939

Same Company Commander SEP 1939

Same Same JUN1941

Field Hospital, Saratov Oblast JUL 1941

1160 RR, 352 RD Company Commander OCT 1941

Vystrel Course Student DEC 1941

32 Motorized Rifle BDE, Stalingrad Front Liaison Officer MAY 1942

15 Tank Corps, 5 Guards Tank Army Same FEB 1943

170 Tank Brigade, 18 Tank Corps Battalion Commander APR 1944

Field Hospital #4232 DEC 1944

Personnel Section, Armored Forces Southern Front Reserve Student JUL 1945

209 Gds Tank Regiment, 4 Mech (?) SMG Battalion CDR AUG 1945

Personnel Section, Southern Group of Forces Reserve JUL 1947

Regional Military Commissariat,Kherson Obl. Chief, 1 Section SEP 1947

RMC, Kherson Oblast Senior Officer APR 1948

Released into the reserves by Article 43A on 16.4.48 with rank of major

On file with the Aleksandriskii Municipal Military Commissariat, Kirovograd Oblast signed 19 JUL 1948

21. Gorb, Vasillii Ivanovich

22. Guards Major, Commander Category

23. Branch of Service: Infantry

25. On file until 31 DEC 1970

27. Place of Service at Present: difficult to read in pencil, something about bookkeeper course

28. Home of Record: Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast, Aleksandriya, Kolinenko St. #17

30. Onfile in the Aleksandrii Regional Military Commissariat

32. Did not serve in the tsarist forces

33. Did not serve in foreign armies

34. Special remarks: Issued ID SH-028198

8. Award Sheet

Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Gorb, Vasilii Ivanovich

Rank: Senior Lieutenant

Duty Position: Liaison Officer, 18 Tank Corps

Award Application for the Bravery Medal

Birthdate: 1910

Nationality: Ukrainian

Party Membership: candidate member

Participation in the Combat: 25.5.41-27.7.41 Stalingrad Front and 6.7.42-29.9.42

Wounds or Contusions: wounded on Western Front

In Red Army: since 2 February 1933

Awards: n/a

Inducted by: Likhov Regional Military Commissariat, Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast

Home of Record: Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast, V. Dnepropetrovskii Region, D. amenskii Selsovet

Short Description of Combat Feat or Accomplishments

As an 18 Tank Corps HQ liaison officer, Comrade Gorb has repeatedly passed through areas occupied by enemy tanks and infantry and helped the unit?s command and control during the loss of radio and field telephone communications.

During the Corps HQ?s withdrawal from encirclement at Stepanovka, he situated himself in the lead recon element, resulting in minimal casualties during the Corps HQ?s extraction.

Signed Commander, 18 Tank Corps, General-Major of Tank Forces Bakharov on 3 March 1943

(Decision of 1 Guards Army leadership not signed.)

enjoy.!

whispy

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