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Lieutenant Boris Ivanovich Shchukin

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Translation:

CERTIFICATE

In Regards of the Awarding Material of the Senior Pilot of the 766th ?Assault? Red Banner Aviation Regiment, Junior Lieutenant Shchukin Boris Ivanovich.

Comrade Shchukin V. I. completed 22 successful combat missions of ground attack and bombing of the enemy troops and machines in the regions of: Medenau, Germau, Fishkhauzen, Pillau in the period between 25.3.45 and 25.4.1945.

The success of these military missions is confirmed by the members of the crews that were flying at the same time:

1) Commander of Aviation Escadrille, Hero of the Soviet Union, Senior Lieutenant PANOV

2) Vice Commander of Aviation Escadrille, Junior Lieutenant KONYUKHOV

3) Commander of Communication, Junior Lieutenant ZAMALETDINOV

I certify the signatures of the crew members who confirmed the success of the operations:

Commander of the 766th ?Assault? Red Banner Aviation Regiment

Major (signed) /Petrov/

? April 1945

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And I also got his service record. It has some of the strangest handwriting I have seen in a long time.

And, alas, there is no photo. :(

Edited by Ed_Haynes

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And the translation:

SERVICE RECORD

Personal Number E ? 640143

1. Last name, name, patronymic Shchukin Boris Ivanovich

2. Day, month and year of birth 18 April 1922

3. Place of birth (by the current administrative division) Village Red?kino, Rzhevsk District, Kalinin Region

4. Nationality Russian

5. Party membership

Member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union since 1945

6. Education

General 7 classes in 1937, 3 courses in the Zoological Technical Institute in 1940

Military Tambov Aviation School for pilots in 1944

7. Which foreign languages and USSR national languages spoken Does not speak

8. Assigned military rank Whose order Order number Order

Date

Junior Lieutenant Military Air Force 0401 21.9.44

Lieutenant 3rd Air Army 0392 21.5.45

Senior Lieutenant Military Air Force High Command 0504 28.2.49

Captain Order of the Military Commisariat 43 7.5.75

9. Participation at the fronts in partisan detachments 11.1944-5.1945

10. Marital status Wife: Shchukin Lidiya Vasil?evna 1924. Daughter: Natalia - 1949, Son: Alexander - 1953

11. When and by what Military Commissariat was drafted in the Armed Forces 11.06.1941 voluntarily through Rzhevsk District Military Commissariat, Kalinin Region

12. Active military service in the Soviet Army, Navy and troops of the MVD, KGB

Position, unit, establishment, institution, formation, army, group of forces, front or district, fleet or flotilla Whose order Order number Day, month and year

Cadet. Tambov Aviation School for Pilots 11.06.1941

Pilot for the Reserve Crew. 43rd Reserves Regiment Military Air Forces 0401 21.9.1944

Pilot. 766th Assault Aviation Regiment, 211th Assault Aviation division, 3rd Air Force Army, 1st Baltic and 3rd Belorussian Front By order 211th of the Assault Aviation Division № 017/P.D. of 26.2.45 26.11.1944

Senior Pilot. 766th Assault Aviation Regiment, 211th Assault Aviation Division, 3rd Air Force Army By order 211th of the Assault Aviation Division № 099/P.D. of 3.7.45 26.3.1945

Pilot. 6th Guards Assault Aviation Regiment, 211th Assault Aviation Division, 15th Air Force Army 15th Air Army 036/P.D. 29.3.1947

Senior Pilot. 6th Guards Assault Aviation Regiment, 339th Assault Aviation Division, 30th Air Force Army 30th Air Army 0641/P.D. 7.04.1950

Dismissed in the Reserves by Article 43. Point ?A? Military Air Force High Command 02957 19.09.1950

Zhytomir Municipal Military Commissariat

Colonel (signed) (Mikhalov)

Chief of the 3rd Department

Major (signed) (Shatilov)

SPECIALIZATION RECORD

13. Last name, name, patronymic Shchukin Boris Ivanovich

14. Designation

15. Part of the rosters in Zhytomir Municipal Military Commissariat

16. Military rank Senior Lieutenant

17. Staff Commander

18. Type of Forces

19. № Military Record Specialization 95

20. Discharged in the Reserves ?3?

21. Health Condition Cannot serve in the time of peace, limited service of 2nd category in the war time

22. Control dates

23. Place of work and position Senior Inspector of the Militarized Security at the Flax Factory

24. Home address Zhytomir City, First of May Street, 33

25. Military card series AN № 31116 issued on 8 January 1951

26. Other notes

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As always, questions, comments, observations are welcomed. Thanks.

Edited by Ed_Haynes

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Great documentation. I wish we knew what all those discharge paragraphs actually referred to. :( Despite the comments about 'health," it looks to me like he was simply turfed out as no-longer-needed, 5 years as a Senior Lieutenant and ground attack pilots were not what was wanted any more in the decade of long range nuclear bombing.

I always wish there was some way we could find out what these veterans did with the rest of their lives. What does a ground attack pilot DO, turned out at age 28?

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So true. It does say "Senior Inspector of the Militarized Security at the Flax Factory". Security guard? Night watchman?

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I wish we knew what all those discharge paragraphs actually referred to.

You just have to ask :rolleyes:

43. Увольнение командного и начальствующего состава из кадров РККА производится по выслуге сроков действительной военной службы (глава 6 настоящего Положения) и по болезни, а также может быть произведено:

а) за невозможностью использования в связи с сокращением штатов или реорганизацией;

(http://www.rkka.ru/docs/all/p220935.htm)

In few words... point "a" states that personell could be discharged due to the resizing of the Army or its Reorganization. A lot of soldiers have this on their Service Record.. It basically means.. once the was is over.. people were discharged.

:cheers:

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You just have to ask :rolleyes:

43. Увольнение командного и начальствующего состава из кадров РККА производится по выслуге сроков действительной военной службы (глава 6 настоящего Положения) и по болезни, а также может быть произведено:

а) за невозможностью использования в связи с сокращением штатов или реорганизацией;

(http://www.rkka.ru/docs/all/p220935.htm)

In few words... point "a" states that personell could be discharged due to the resizing of the Army or its Reorganization. A lot of soldiers have this on their Service Record.. It basically means.. once the was is over.. people were discharged.

:cheers:

Wonderful reference. Thanks!

These are dated 1935; were there any updates during/after the war? I've got a Service record that states the man was discharged due to "Paragraph D" in 1957. Unfortunately there isn't a para "D" in the doc.

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Many thanks for this. Unless we understand the world in which these people lived (including the silly rules that governed their lives), we can't fully appreciate and decipher the meaning of these chunks of metal and ribbon.

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Thanks for that! :beer: While I can read Russian that is posted HERE, my computer cannot view websites that are in Russian, so I can't go to Russian links. (Or Japanese or anything else that does not use the Roman alphabet....)

This makes me wonder---

were the soulless bureaucrats actually trying to be KIND? Was "health"-- just maybe-- used as a mitigation for being thrown away as no longer useful? Might that have made the dismissed officer an "Invalid 3rd degree" or some such classification that MIGHT actually have gotten him some additional help in civil life-- priority for housing, or rations-- or any of the real benefits that went with veteran status there (so miserably absent HERE)....?

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It just takes 10 years, right? But here is something to cheer up a fellow phalerist! :)

Here is the Red Star awarded to aerial gunner TSIRULNIKOV, who flew multiple mission with the pilot SHCHUKIN from 766ShAP! 
F.ex. here (see image) they flew the mission on 21 Feb 1945 against the enemy concentration at Groß Blumenau (today Kremnevo) near Koenigsberg. 

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Two interesting airforce related awards! Imagine these were once flown on the same airplane !

These are the photos of aerial gunners training at 766ShAP. 

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And here is the regiment commander pilot HSU ERMILOV with the aerial gunners of the regiment. TSIRULNIKOV is among these men. 

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Edited by Egorka

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11 hours ago, Egorka said:

It just takes 10 years, right? But here is something to cheer up a fellow phalerist! :)

It certainly did cheer me up.

What an amazing find! What are the odds?

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