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Old 07-29-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Red Star,0659503,Commander Of Long-Range Flights,Operations Section,17th Air Army

Hi Guys, I bought this Order of the Red Star a year ago. Funds have finally allowed me to get it researched. As usual Auke has come up with the goods:

Record card

Order booklet nr. 683707

1. Last name: Tretyak
2. First name and patronymic: Aleksei Danilovich
3. Military rank: Major
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1921
6. Place of birth: Village of Kabanye, Kremennoye Raion, Voroshilovgrad Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since November 1947
8. Education: Higher
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Since which year in the Soviet Army: November 1939
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Student at the Air Force Academy
12. Current place of service and position: Lecturer at the History of Warfare Department of K.Y. Voroshilov Red Banner Higher Air Force Engineering School in Riga
13. Home address of the awardee: 1 Lomonosov Street, city of Riga
14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal Serial number Number of the document Ground of award
Order of the Red Star 659503 Order booklet nr. 683707 Order of the 17th Air Army nr. 026 of June 11, 1944
Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class 352222 Order booklet nr. 683707 Order of the 17th Air Army nr. 028 of March 22, 1945
Medal for Combat Merit / Order booklet nr. 683707 Decree of November 15, 1950
Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad / Permanent certificate nr. L-14201 Decree of December 22, 1942
Medal for the Victory over Germany / Permanent certificate nr. Z-0034211 Decree of May 9, 1945
Medal for the Capture of Budapest / Permanent certificate nr. A-048344 Decree of June 9, 1945
Medal for the Liberation of Belgrade / Permanent certificate nr. A-011165 Decree of June 9, 1945
Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the Soviet Army and Navy / / Decree of February 22, 1948
Order of the Red Star 3357305 Decree of October 26, 1955


Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

Chief of the Personnel Section
Major [signed] /Yegorov/
April 25, 1951


Order

Secret
Copy nr. 1

Order

Of the 17th Air Army, 3rd Ukrainian Front

June 11, 1944 – Nr. 026/N – Active Army

On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, for the exemplary accomplishment of combat missions in the struggle with the German invaders and the valor and bravery displayed in the process, I award:

[…]

The Order of the Red Star to:

[…]

60. Senior Lieutenant Aleksei Danilovich Tretyak, senior officer on duty in charge of long-range flights in the Operations Section of the staff of the 17th Air Army

[…]

Commander of the 17th Air Army
Colonel General of Aviation [signed] /Sudets/

Chief of staff of the 17th Air Army
Major General of Aviation [signed] /Korsakov/



Chief of the Personnel Section of the 17th Air Army
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Dergachov/


Award sheet

All fields to be filled out fully

[Pencil note: Red Star]

Award sheet

1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Tretyak, Aleksei Danilovich
2. Rank: Senior Lieutenant
3. Position and unit: Senior officer on duty in charge of long-range flights in the Operations Section of the staff of the 17th Air Army
Nominated for: Order of the Red Star
4. Year of birth: 1921
5. Nationality: Ukrainian
6. Party affiliation: Candidate member of the Communist Party
7. Participation in the Patriotic War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): Since the first days of the Patriotic War
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: Third-degree burns
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1938
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Rubezhnoye Raion
11. Awards received previously (when and for which merits): Awarded the Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: _______________

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

Comrade Tretyak served at the front line as a navigator since the beginning of the war. He flew SB aircraft and conducted 10 combat sorties, with orders to destroy enemy troops and materiel. On July 21, 1941 he was shot down by enemy fighters, sustaining third-degree burns to his face and arms. He has been serving in the staff of the 17th Air Army as the Operations Section’s senior officer on duty in charge of long-range flights since November 1942.

In his duties comrade Tretyak showed himself an active officer, who is dedicated to the cause of the motherland. He personally supported over 1500 long-range sorties by both single aircraft and formations, without a single violation of orders or instructions occurring. He carries out his duties with passion and great skill.

Comrade Tretyak fully deserves the Order of the Red Star.


Chief of the Long-Range Flights Section of the staff of the 17th Air Army
Senior Lieutenant [signed] /Mironychev/



He deserves the Order of the Red Star.

Chief of the Operations Section of the staff of the 17th Air Army
Colonel [signed] /Komarov/
April 29, 1944

He deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Chief of staff of the 17th Air Army
Major General of Aviation [signed] /Korsakov/
May 2, 1944


I award the Order of the Red Star.

Commander of the 17th Air Army
Colonel General of Aviation /Sudets/


By Order of the 17th Air Army nr. 026/N of June 11, 1944 awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Chief of the Personnel Section of the 17th Air Army
Major [signed] /Petrov/
June 15, 1944




Cheers, Ade.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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He was certainly well decorated.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:22 AM   #3
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Re: Red Star,0659503,Air Force Commander

Some info on the aircraft type he flew. In Russian: Скоростной бомбардировщик – Skorostnoi Bombardirovschik – "high speed bomber", also known as the Tupolev ANT40.

PSC Tupolev - ANT-40 (SB)

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Old 09-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #4
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Re: Red Star,0659503,Air Force Commander

Hi Guys, the research is in. Sadly once again no pic.

However, the info is nice. Thanks as always to Auke.

Cheers, Ade.

Service record

Card nr.
Service nr. A-122675

1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Tretyak, Aleksei Danilovich
2. Date of birth: May 31, 1921
3. Nationality: Ukrainian
4. Knowledge of foreign languages and level of mastery, except for his native language: No
5. Place of birth (according to the current administrative division): Village of Kabanye, Kremennoye Raion, Voroshilovgrad Oblast
6. Social position and profession (prior to call-up for the Armed Forces):
7. Party affiliation
Member of the Communist Party since: 1947
Party membership booklet nr.:
Candidate member of the Communist Party since:
Member of the Komsomol since:
Not a party member:
Membership of other parties:
Party penalties and changes in party affiliation:
8. Education (note the exact name of the educational institution, date of graduation, period of attendance, and number of classes or courses passed in case of unfinished education)
General and special education: 10 classes in 1939
Military education: Kharkov Air Force School for Pilots / Observers in 1940, Command Faculty of the Red Banner Air Force Academy in 1950
Political education: No

9. Military promotions By whose order Order nr. Date
Junior Lieutenant People’s Commissariat of Defense 05272 Nov 28, 1940
Senior Lieutenant Southwestern Front 01 Jan 1, 1943
Captain 3rd Ukrainian Front 0970 Nov 1, 1944
Major Commander in Chief of the Air Force 0268 Jan 20, 1949
Lieutenant Colonel Commander in Chief of the Air Force 0824 Apr 5, 1952
Colonel Ministry of Defense 02570 Nov 11, 1957


10. Service at the front in the Patriotic War (when, where, and for how long): Southwestern Front from June 1941 through July 23, 1941 and 3rd Ukrainian Front from August 1942 through May 9, 1945
11. Participation in the Civil War, the Winter War, and other combat actions to defend the USSR prior to the Patriotic War (where, from when to when, month, day, and year):
12. Wounds and contusions (when, where, and nature of the wound):
13. Identity document series … nr. …, issued on …

Copy sent to the Social Security Section of the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Lithuanian Republic. July 11, 1997

14. When (month and year) called up for the Armed Forces, having worked in which capacity and where (name and location of enterprise, kolkhoz etc.), and by which military commissariat (if called up several times, note consecutively from when to when he served and when he was called up for the last time):

15. Service in the Armed Forces:

Name of position Place of service (unit, institution, formation, army, front or district, fleet or flotilla) By whose order Order nr. Month, day, and year
Cadet Kharkov Air Force School for Pilots / Observers Nov 22, 1939
Pilot / observer 317th Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment, Southwestern Front People’s Commissariat of Defense 05272 Nov 28, 1940
Recovering from a wound Evacuation Hospital nr. 1561, city of Tbilisi Confirmed by Ministry of the Navy testimony nr. 1378/S of Jan 30, 1953 Jul 1941
Pilot / observer 23rd Mixed Aviation Regiment, Southwestern Front Confirmed by Order of the 30th Air Army nr. 0147/OK of Nov 30, 1954 Mar 1942
Officer on duty in charge of long-range flights in the Operations Section 17th Air Army, 3rd Ukrainian Front 17th Air Army 012 Dec 27, 1942
Senior officer on duty in charge of long-range flights in the Operations Section 17th Air Army, 3rd Ukrainian Front 17th Air Army 032 Jun 30, 1943
Staff officer 17th Air Army 17th Air Army 012 Oct 18, 1945
Student at the Command Faculty Red Banner Air Force Academy Air Force 0276 Feb 22, 1947
Lecturer at the History of Warfare Department Voroshilov Higher Military Aviation Engineering School, Riga Commander in Chief of the Air Force 02392 Jul 26, 1950
Lecturer at the Department of General and Air Force Tactics Voroshilov Higher Military Aviation Engineering School, Riga Commander in Chief of the Air Force 01912 Sep 29, 1953
Chief of the Military Training Section 339th Ground-Attack Aviation Regiment, 30th Air Army, Baltic Military District Commander in Chief of the Air Force 0132 Jan 30, 1954
Senior officer for the Air Force branches of service, Military Training and Higher Education Section 30th Air Army, Baltic Military District 30th Air Army 0135/OK Nov 10, 1954
Head of the Military Discipline Courses Air Force Political Officer Course, Riga 30th Air Army 057 Aug 29, 1956
Head of the General and Air Force Tactics Cycle Air Force Political Officer Course, Riga 30th Air Army 09 Feb 25, 1958
Chief of the Personnel Section of the 30th Air Army
Colonel [signed] /Kopylov/

By Order of the Ministry of Defense nr. 0833 of June 8, 1961 transferred to the reserves in accordance with Article 59, Section B, with the right to wear a military uniform.

Registered at the Military Commissariat of the Proletarsky Raion, city of Riga

Passed away on January 24, 1974.

Military Commissariat of the Kirov Raion, city of Riga


Last name, first name and patronymic:
16. Awards and award dates:
17. Stays abroad (when, where and for how long):
18. Service in the old army, last position and rank:
19. Service in the White Army or other foreign armies (only note service in foreign armies when the officer wasn’t serving in the Soviet Army at the same time):
20. Has he been in captivity or surrounded; when, where and for how long (only note escapes separate from his unit):
21. Has he been convicted, when and by which courts, what for and for how long, has the conviction been retracted (note periods with penal units as part of the sentence):
22. Registration numbers:
23. Registered where:
24. Personnel category: , reserve of the category
25. Branch of arms: , military specialty nr.
26. State of health:
27. Attended trainings:
28. Place of service and position (or nature of activities outside military service):
29. Family situation and address (note wife’s first name, patronymic, last name, and year of birth, children’s names and years of birth, father’s and mother’s first name and patronymic if the officer is a bachelor, address of the officer’s family if they are living apart, and address of the reserve officer himself): Married to Alla Iosifovna Tretyak, born in 1930. A son, Vladimir, born in 1952
30. Special remarks:
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Re: Red Star,0659503,Commander Of Long-Range Flights,Operations Section,17th Air Army

Here is the original citation.
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Re: Red Star,0659503,Commander Of Long-Range Flights,Operations Section,17th Air Army

Here is the citation for his Patriotic War II #352222.
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Re: Red Star,0659503,Commander Of Long-Range Flights,Operations Section,17th Air Army

Thanks for taking the time to do this for me. Much appreciated.

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