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Master Sgt. Mikhail Moiseyevich Plaksin


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Bravery Medal # 1290486 was awarded on 20 May 1944 to the 23- or 24-year-old Master Sergeant Mikhail Moiseyevich Plaksin, a mortar crew commander in the 3rd Rifle Battalion of the 1382nd Rifle Regiment, 87th Rifle Division, 55th Rifle Corps, 2nd Guards Army, 4th Ukrainian Front.

The medal is a beautiful piece, missing all enamel in the letters. The ribbon is salty and combat-worn and the reverse pin is broken off. The connecting loop is a nice, bronze replacement.

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The Award Record Card, obverse:

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Reverse:

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Translation of the quite empty Award Record Card, obverse:

Last name: Plaksin

First name: Mikhail

Patronymic: Moiseyevich

Rank: Master Sergeant

Position and unit: Mortar crew commander, 1382nd Rifle Regiment, 87th Rifle Division

Awarded the Bravery Medal per decree nr. 20/N of 20 May 1944 "for fighting against the German Agressors"

Home address: Novosibirsk Oblast, Ubinsk Region

Reverse:

Year of birth: 1920

Dedication to the party and time of service: VLKSM

Nationality: ??

Medal nr. 1290486

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Translation of the citation:

Decree

Of the 1382nd Rifle Regiment, 87th Perekop Rifle Division, 55th Rife Corps, 2nd Guards Army

20 May 1944 - Nr. 20/N - Active Army

In the name of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR

are awarded

with the Bravery Medal

(...)

13. Mortar crew commander in the 3rd Rifle Battalion Master Sergeant Mikhail Moiseyevich Plaksin, who on 8 May 1944 on the approaches to the city of Sevastopol destroyed an enemy firing position.

Born in 1920, Russian, member of the VLKSM. Attended 8 classes, in the Red Army since 1940. Drafted by Regional Military Commissariat Ubynsk [sic] in the Novosibirsk Oblast. Home address Novosibirsk Oblast, Ubinsk Region. Village Ubinskoye. Mother Fekmya[?] Petrovna Plaksina.

(...)

Commander of the 1382nd Rifle Regiment

Lieutenant-Colonel [signed] /Batayev/

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