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    Researched Soviet Award Group

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    Just recently obtained this nice group of soviet awards. OGPW 1st class, medal for bravery and Order of Glory III grade. The OGPW was awarded for stopping the counterattack of German tanks. Sgt. Potapov destroyed 5 German medium tanks (Pz IV or T-4) in Zaporozhye region Ukraine. Unfortunately Sgt. Potapov died of his wounds (according to pamyat naroda site) on May 21st 1944. 







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    I'm not sure if it was. He was gravely wounded (skull wound) in January of 1944 and received order of glory III class for that battle. According to pamyatnaroda he died of his wounds in May of 1944. Cause of death Asphyxia:-(

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