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Old 11-01-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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Tolkachev, Mihail Aleksandrovich, Lieutenant-Colonel, 22nd Guards Moto-Rifle Brigade

Parts of this group may have been shown before. As the research is untranslated except in the broadest summary terms, I can't add too much.

To begin with, closeups of the awards and an overview of the entire group.

The top four suspension items are mounted, the others are loose (but arranged for the scan).

The numbered goodies:

-- Order of the Red Banner -- 270059 (for Berlin operations, reduced from a recommended Lenin)
-- Order of the Partriotic War, 1st class -- 50201 (sorry, this rotated in scanning)
-- Order of the Patriotic War, 1st class -- 128164
-- Order of the Partriotic War, 2nd class, 1985 jubilee -- this is complex: his was 3501188 and it has gone missing (though the document is present) -- what I show here (and what he wears?) is the one awarded to his wife (I have her documented group too), 3501187 (one number apart from his) -- he also wears her Veteran of Labor in the later photo (see below)
-- Red Star -- 83449
-- Red Star -- 3230898
-- Medal of Combat Service -- unnumbered (while he wears one, a second one is shown in the records)
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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Re: Lt-Col. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Tolkachev

Three representative photos of him from his long career: 1939, 1945, and late in life.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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Re: Lt-Col. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Tolkachev

Documents and personnel research.
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Re: Lt-Col. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Tolkachev

Most of the other award documents are pretty familiar stuff, but here are the "exotics".

-- CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Czechoslovak War Cross 1939
-- POLAND: Victory and Freedom Medal 1945
-- CHINA: China-USSR Friendship Medal (he has two, with documents in Chinese and the translated-into-Russian document)
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Re: Lt-Col. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Tolkachev

Samples of the other documents with the group.
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Re: Lt-Col. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Tolkachev

And samples from the other photographs.

If there is the interest, I could show more.
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Re: Lt-Col. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Tolkachev

Help with his wife's name, please.
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Re: Lt-Col. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Tolkachev

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Help with his wife's name, please.
Vavara Karpovna Tolkacheva
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Re: Lt-Col. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Tolkachev

Thanks, RM2.

Her group is less impressive than her husband's.
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Re: Lieutenant-Colonel Mihail Aleksandrovich Tolkachev

Research is in (thanks, Auke!).

The record card:

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Record card

Order booklet nr. A-489340

1. Last name: Tolkachov
2. First name and patronymic: Mikhail Aleksandrovich
3. Military rank: Guards Major
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1918
6. Place of birth: Village of Sylva, Shalya Raion, Sverdlovsk Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1939
8. Education: Secondary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: Since September 1938
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position at the time of the award: Deputy chief of staff of the 22nd Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade
12. Current place of service and position: Battalion commander in the 22nd Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment
13. Home address of the awardee: 88 Sverdlov Street, village of Shalya, Sverdlovsk Oblast

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal Its number Number of its document Ground of award
Order of the Red Star 83449 Temporary certificate nr. 272420 Order of the 253rd Independent Rifle Brigade nr. 07/N of March 2, 1943
Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class 50201 Temporary certificate nr. A-995715 Order of the 3rd Guards Tank Army nr. 0133/N of October 22, 1943
Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class 128164 Temporary certificate nr. D-422536 Order of the 3rd Guards Tank Army nr. 02/N of January 29, 1945
Order of the Red Banner 270059 Temporary certificate nr. Z-003153 Order of the 3rd Guards Tank Army nr. 101/N of May 13, 1945
Medal for the Victory over Germany - Permanent certificate nr. G-0086579 Decree of May 9, 1945
Medal for the Capture of Berlin - Permanent certificate nr. A-008930 Decree of June 9, 1945
Medal for the Liberation of Prague - Permanent certificate nr. A-150623 Decree of June 9, 1945
Polish Medal for Victory and Freedom - Permanent certificate nr. 011328 Decree of the Presidium of the State National Council of October 26, 1945
Medal for Combat Merit Unnumbered Decree of June 20, 1949
Order of the Red Star 3230898 Decree of November 5, 1954

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):

Commander of the 22nd Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment
Colonel [signed] /Anisimov/
January[?] 13, 1947
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