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Hello and thanks for looking at my posting.

I am writing to see if the members of the Forum might be able to identify the following group that was all found together in a small box. I know the two medals are Victory over Germany and Combat Service. My question is: What is everything else and does it all belong together?

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They definitely all go together a nice documented group awarded to Anton Kranennikov or Kraschenikov, he appears to be either Lithuanian or Latvian (I can never remember which language is which but he has a bilingual ID card). A very nice find.


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There are two different persons


His name and photo is in the Military ID book.

Krasheninnikov Victor Konstantinovich

He was a lance corporal. Avia-mechanic

Same name is in the medal doc.

He was demobilized in 1948


Captain. Artillerist (photo was made before 1943)

Later photo of him as a major with guards' badge and five wound stripes (photo was made after 1943 +)

A group?!

Hardly ...

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My apologies for not responding sooner but I didnt not receive any notification that anyone even posted a comment. I thank you for the feedback and I to thought the photos were of all the same person. I do think there are some simularities.

Next question is: How easy is it to obtain the service records for Konstantinovich? Cost if they survive?



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Hi Mark

If he was an officer you can get his service record, I would suggest to get the CSM researched first to confirm details on his rank then go from there

cost on researching can vary, if you need help let me know


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I dont know why I dont receive notifications of responses but I apologize and thank you for the assistance. I am open for suggestions and directions as I have no experience in researching Russian awards/documents.



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