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Thank you Igor and PJS Jr.!

Formatting and numbering are off for some reason but what the hell, its the info that is important.

Award Sheet





  1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Belyakov, Grigroii Grigorevich
  2. Rank: Guards Junior Lieutenant
  3. Duty position: Pilot – 141 Guards Sandomir Order of Kutuzov Assault Aviation Regiment, 9 Guards Krasnograd Red Banner Assault Aviation

4. Division, 1 Guards Kirovograd Red Banner Order of Suvorov Assault Aviation Corps

Recommendation for the Bravery Medal



5. Born: 1921

6. Nationality: Russian

7. Party membership: Comsomol member since 1938

8. Previous combat: since 23.9.1944 on the 1 Ukrainian Front to present
9. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
10. Red Army: since May 1941
11. Inducted by: Kaluga Regional Military Commissariat, Tula Oblast
12. Previous awards: n/a
13. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]




Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment



Comrade Belyakov has conducted ten effective combat sorties in his IL-2 aircraft while in the Patriotic War. As a result of his actions of accurate bombing and strafing, he has destroyed two vehicles, one tank, an armored personnel carrier, one air defense gun, and shot as many as 20 Hitlerites. He participated in three dog fights with fighter aircraft.

In a group of six IL-2s under the command of Guards Senior Lieutenant Andrianov on 4 March 1945 while during a bombing and ground assault mission against a group of enemy tanks along the Langenels,

Welkersdorf, Unter, and Dem Wald*, he descended to the lowest altitude and at close range destroyed enemy personnel and equipment despite intensive resistance from enemy air defense guns. As a result
of his ground attack missions he destroyed a tank, as verified by the entire group’s crews and aerial film footage.


The effectiveness of all his combat sorties was verified by command observation posts, covering fighter aircraft, aerial film footage, and wingman flight crews.



He is a fearless ground-attack pilot. He is educated, cultured, and a self-disciplined officer.



He is deserving of the Bravery Medal for conducting ten effective combat sorties and excellent ground attack missions destroying two vehicles, four tanks, an armored personnel carrier, an air defense gun, and twenty Hitlerites, and for displaying valor and courage.



Signed
Commander, 141 Guards Assault Aviation Regiment, Guards Major Kompaniets on 4 April 1945



Endorsed
Commander, 9 Guards Assault Aviation Division, Guards Lieutenant Colonel Donchenko on 5 April 1945



Awarded the Bravery
Medal by Order 05/N of the 9 Guards Assault Aviation Division dated 6.4.1945,
signed Division Chief of Personnel Guards Major B. Kozlov on 9 April 1945.



*Geographic
place name is an approximation based off of transliterated Russian from German
translated into English







Award Sheet





  1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Belyakov, Grigroii Grigorevich

2. Rank: Guards Junior Lieutenant

3. Duty position: Pilot – 141 Guards Sandomir Order of Kutuzov Assault Aviation Regiment, 9 Guards Krasnograd Red Banner Assault Aviation Division, 1 Guards Kirovograd Red Banner Order of Suvorov Assault Aviation Corps




Recommendation for the Order of the Patriotic War I Class



  1. Born: 1921

5. Nationality: Russian

  1. In Red Army: since May 1941

7. Party membership: Comsomol member since 1938

8. Previous combat: since 23.9.1944 on the 1 Ukrainian Front to present

9. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a

10. Previous awards: Bravery Medal by 9 Guards Assault Aviation Division on 6.4.1945



  1. Inducted by: Kaluga Regional Military Commissariat, Tula Oblast

12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment


He was awarded the Bravery Medal for valor and courage displayed during ten combat sorties. He accomplished a total of 37 effective combat sorties in an IL-2 aircraft. After being recommended for an award he conducted an additional 27 combat sorties and destroyed five tanks and armored personnel carriers, seven vehicles, four air defense batteries, eight carts, an ammunition depot, caused four explosions and four major fires, and destroyed as many as 70 soldiers and officers.

On 26.3.1945 at 13:30 hours the ground situation on left flank of the sector suddenly deteriorated for our ground forces. A group of enemy submachinegunners and machinegunners occupied the northern and north-eastern regions of Hubertusru village and from the advantageous position occupied a position in the flank and rear of our attacking forces. The situation demanded immediate action against the enemy and the enemy was given the mission to blunt the enemy attack and prevent their success.

At 13:30 the division commander ordered to assault at the lowest altitude submachinegunners and machinegunners on the northern edge of Hubertusru*. Comrade Belyakov was a member of nine IL-2s under the command of Guards Captain Adrianov to accomplish the mission.

Planning an attack angle of 35-40 degrees, Cormade Belyakov descended upon the enemy and fire from his cannons and machineguns, as well as bombs, destroyed enemy personnel on the positions occupied by the enemy.

Commander of the 1 Guards Assault Aviation Corps General-Lieutenant of Aviation Ryazanov and Front Commander Marshal of the Soviet Union Comrade Konev observed the group’s work and gave a high evaluation of it. For excellent accomplishment of the combat mission, aviation corps commander General-Lieutenant of Aviation Ryzanov expressed his thanks to the entire group and held them up as exemplary to all the units.

Several facts bear witness to the effectiveness of their work over the target. After the ground assault and bombing of personnel on the narrow sector, Hubertusru was occupied by our troops.

The effectiveness of all combat sorties was verified by commanders’ observation posts, fighter aviation cover, aerial film footage, wingmen, and ground forces’ command.

He is a self-disciplined, education, and cultured officer. He is a fearless assault aviation pilot, accomplishing all his combat missions in an exemplary manner.

For 27 effective combat sorties, excellent ground attack and bombing strikes accompanying attacking formations of the 1 Ukrainian Front he destroyed five tanks and armored personnel carriers, seven vehicles, four air defense batteries, eight carts, an ammunitions depot, three explosions, four major fires, and destroying 70 soldiers and officers, as well as displaying bravery, steadfastness, valor, and courage, he is deserving of the Order of the Patriotic War I Class.


Signed Commander, 141 Guards Assault Aviation Regiment, Guards Major Kompaniets on 27 April 1945

*Geographic place name is an approximation based off of transliterated Russian from German translated into English




Award Sheet





  1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Belyakov, Grigroii Grigorevich


  1. Rank: Guards Junior Lieutenant


  1. Duty position: Pilot – 141 Guards Sandomir Order of Kutuzov Assault Aviation Regiment, 9 Guards Krasnograd Red Banner Assault Aviation Division, 1 Guards Kirovograd Red Banner Order of Suvorov Assault Aviation Corps


Recommendation for the Order of the Red Banner



  1. Born: 1921


  1. Nationality: Russian

6. In Red Army: since May 1941

  1. Party membership: Comsomol member since 1938

  1. Previous combat: since 23.9.1944 on the 1 Ukrainian Front to
    present


  1. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a


  1. Previous awards: Bravery Medal by 9 Guards Assault Aviation Division on 6.4.1945


  1. Inducted by: Kaluga Regional Military Commissariat, Tula Oblast


  1. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]


Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment


Comrade Belyakov completed 59 successful combat sorties in his IL-2 during the Patriotic War. He was awarded the Bravery Medal for valor and courage displayed during ten combat sorties. For 27 successful combat sorties and powerful assaults and bombing missions against the enemy he was recommended for the Order of the Patriotic War I Class.

After recommendation for this award, he accomplished an additional 22 effective combat sorties as part of the First Ukrainian Front while accompanying offensive combat actions surrounding and destroying German forces southwest of Oppeln,* penetrating the heavily reinforced and deeply echeloned German defense along the Neisse river, against the surrounded city of Berlin, destroying enemy pockets around Berlin, and during the capture of the German capitol Berlin.

Operating repeatedly under difficult meteorological conditions under heavy enemy ground air defense and aerial fighter resistance, he always operated steadfastly and decisively, accomplishing his combat missions in an excellent manner, delivering heavy blows upon the enemy and ground attacks, then returning to his airfield.

As a result of his steadfast and bold bombing and ground strafing activity, he destroyed four tanks, two armored personnel carriers, eight vehicles, two air defense batteries, four carts with military equipment, and caused three major explosions, killing as many as 65 enemy soldiers and officers.

He participated in two aerial dogfights with enemy fighters, displaying exemplary courage and assisting his comrades.

On 18.4.1945 while accomplishing a ground assault and bombing mission in a group of four IL-2 aircraft led by Guards Senior Lieutenant Blinov against the enemy near Gross Ossing, their activity destroyed two vehicles, two air defense cannons, and set a major fire despite intensive enemy air defense fire.

The effectiveness of all combat sorties was verified by commanders’ observation posts, fighter aviation cover, aerial film footage, wingmen, and ground forces’ command.

He is a self-disciplined, education, and cultured officer. He is a fearless assault aviation pilot, accomplishing all his combat missions in an exemplary manner.

For 22 effective combat sorties, bold and decisive actions in combat, delivering heavy destruction upon enemy personnel and equipment and destroying four tanks, two armored personnel carriers, eight vehicles, two air defense batteries, four carts with military equipment, causing three powerful explosions, and destroying 65 enemy soldiers and officers as part of the First Ukrainian Front offensive operations during the encirclement and destruction of German pockets south-west of Oppeln, along the Neisse, as well as in and around the German capitol of Berlin, and for displaying valor and courage, he is deserving of the Order of the Red Banner.

Signed Commander, 141 Guards Assault Aviation Regiment, Guards Major Kompaniets on (?) May 1945

*Geographic place name is an approximation based off of transliterated Russian from German translated into English

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When in Rome, post the service record.

Award Card

Order Booklet B717503

  1. Last name: Belyakov
  2. Name and patrionymic: Grigorii Grigorevich
  3. Rank: Captain
  4. Gender: Male
  5. Birthyear: 1921
  6. Birthplace: Kaluga Oblast, Kaluga Region, village of Staro-Skakovo
  7. Party membership: since 4.1947
  8. Education: mid-level
  9. Nationality: Russian
  10. Time in Red Army: since 5.1941
  11. Place of service at awarding: 161 Fighter Aviation Region – Wing Commander
  12. Place of work at present: same
  13. Home address: Kaluga Oblast, Kaluga Region, village of Staro-Skakovo
  14. Awards:

Designation Serial Number Awarding Organization

Red Banner 247.055 2 Air Army dated 19.5.1945

Bravery Medal 2.435.851 9 Assault Aviation Division dated

6.4.1945

Patriotic War II 531.968 1 Assault Aviation Corps dated

15.5.1945

Combat Service Medal n/a Edict dated 19.11.1951

Red Star 3.471.381 Edict dated 30.12.1956

Victory over Germany Medal Edict dated 9.5.1945

Capture of Berlin Medal Edict dated 6.9.1945

Liberation of Prague Medal Edict dated 6.9.1945

30th Jubilee of Soviet Army and Navy Medal Edict dated 22.2.1948

Verified by 161 Fighter Aviation Regiment Commander, Guards Lieutenant Colonel Suslov on 30 January 1957

Biography Card

1. Last Name, Name, and Patrionymic: Belyakov, Grigorii Grigorevich, D-241087

2. Born: 31 December 1921

3. Nationality: Russian

4. Knowledge of Foreign Languages: n/a

5. Birthplace: Kaluga Oblast, Kaluga Region, village of Staro-Skakovka

6. Profession before military service: metal worker

7. Party Membership: since 1947 #01904482

8. Education

General: seventh grade in 1947

Military: Voroshilovgrad Military Aviation Pilot School 10.5.41-1.6.44

Political: n/a

9. Promotion: Junior Lieutenant 11.5.44, Lieutenant 21.10.47, Senior Lieutenant 5.11.50, Guards Captain 17.10.53, Major 1.8.59, Lieutenant Colonel 8.7.67

10. Participation in the Patriotic War: 141 Guards Assault Aviation Regiment, Ukrainian Front 29.9.44-9.5.45

11. Other Military Operations: n/a

12. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a

13. ID Card: KO 16308 issued 15.8.49

14. Position before service in the Armed Forces: inducted 10 May 1941 as a worker into the Voroshilovgrad Military Aviation Pilot School as a volunteer

15. Service in the Armed Forces:

Cadet Voroshilovgrad Military Aviation Pilot School 20.05.41

Flight Staff 50 Reserve Assault Aviation Regiment 1.8.44

Senior Pilot 141 Gds Asslt Avn Regt, 9 Gds AAD, 2 Air Army 26.2.46

Senior Pilot 104 Gds Asslt Avn Regt, same, same 25.9.46

Student 2-month Squadron CDR course, 59 Air Army 12.7.50

Dpty Political CDR 892 Fighter Avn Rgt, 237 Gds Fighter Avn Div, 12.7.50

59 Air Army

Same 161 Fighter Avn Rgt, 66 Fighter Avn Div, Indep. 27.12.54

Mechanized Army Air Forces

Wing Commander Same 31.10.55

Signed Chief of Staff 161 FAR, Major Maslovets on 15 September 1957

Dpty Sqd CDR, 161 FAR, 66GdsAD, 10 Army 27.12.57

Navigator

Released to needs of 48 Air Army Commander 3.5.60

Released to needs of 34 Air Army Commander 26.5.60

SR Nav/Pilot 176 FAR, 283 FAD 9.7.60

Released to needs of 30 FAD 16.8.60

Sqdrn CDR 156 FAR, Air Defense Turkestan Military District 21.10.60

SR Nav/Pilot 156 FAR, 17 Air Defense Division, 30 Ind ADA 26.9.61

Corps

Released to needs of 8 Independent Air Defense Army 15.9.62

SR Dep Chief of Tng 19 Air Defense Division 15.10.62

SR Pilot Instructor Same 1.7.65

Duty Officer 8 Independent Army Air Defense HQ 10.3.67

Duty Officer 1085 Command Post, 8 Indep. Army Air Def HQ 19.2.72

16. State awards: Red Banner ’45, OPWII ’45, Bravery Medal ’45, Capture of Berlin ’45, Liberation of Prague ’45, Victory over Germany 1945, 30th Anniversary of Soviet Armed Forces 1948, Combat Service Medal ’52, Red Star ‘56

17. Foreign travel: Romania since 12.1954

18. In Old Army: n/a

19. In White or other foreign armies: n/a

20. POW or encircled: n/a

21. Military trial: n/a

22. Comments: n/a

23. On file: Zhovten Regional Military Commissariat, Kiev 15.06.73

24. Category:

25. Branch of service:

26. Health:

27. Call-ups:

28. Place of service and duty position:

29. Family status: married – wife: Belyakova, Elizaveta Ivanovna b. 1922, Vitalii b. 1952

30. Special remarks: Released into reserves according to Air Defense Commander-in-Chief Order 0234 paragraph 59a dated 30.3.1973 with the right to wear the uniform. On file with the Zhovten Regional Military Commissariat, Kiev.

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If he still remained on station with an active regiment, most likley he did fly either mig or su variants (since he was an il-2 pilot we could assume he didnt fly fighters, that doesn mean anything :D but usually you dont see too many bomber pilots switching roles)

could be mig-15s, maybe even a 21 variant if he did stay in the attack role, he might of even flown a mig-23, but doubtful. Would be interesting to know the details of these units in question. Its interesting how long and what hes done in the service :) Thanks for posting :)

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One day Paul, I will be saying the same to you regarding that RB group of yours. Word is out in the archive world in Russia that there's good rubles in providing research. More and more archives are being opened. One day your group will come back as Vietnam or something like a sniper/hair stylist. It's gonna happen man. ;)

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Hey N,

So that grouping has folks over there still talking? That is pretty cool. It will be awesome if something ever comes of it. I think that it is a righteous group, despite what others have said.

There is also that ORB of mine in the 580K area that has come back as non researchable too.

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Hey N,

So that grouping has folks over there still talking? That is pretty cool. It will be awesome if something ever comes of it. I think that it is a righteous group, despite what others have said.

There is also that ORB of mine in the 580K area that has come back as non researchable too.

Hi Paul, it might take years of resubmitting the same award but I'd say that the research will eventually show up for many which were previously unresearchable if you are in it for the long haul. I know of many examples which were previously unresearchable for years showing up with a direct hit. Case in point, I had a Major General long service award which came up empty in Podolsk. Last year I did get it in the KGB archives. Nothing was any different than what you would get in Podolsk except that he did time in the gulag in the late 30s. I also learned last year that there is an archives in Moscow but the research could very easily have been from Podolsk. Plus as mentioned before, sub archives within archives. Maybe there is a sub archives within the sub archives of the archives?lol Confusing-yes. :wacky:

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  • 4 weeks later...

"Last year I did get it in the KGB archives. Nothing was any different than what you would get in Podolsk except that he did time in the gulag in the late 30s."

Normsky,


Can we see this award?! I've been searching for awards to people who have been in the Gulag since i started collecting and i've never seen one before!

Exciting stuff!

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