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Old 09-25-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Arveladze, Shota Il'ich, Senior Sergeant, Signalman, Northern Caucasus Front

Order Book. . .

Note the "clerical error" (?) of an incomplete Bravery Medal number; missing a digit. I have requested a copy of his Award Card from the archives which may solve the mystery of the missing digit.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Re: Red Stars,289226 & 595657,Northern Caucasus Front

Award Sheet

1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Arveladze, Shota Ilich
2. Rank: Senior Sergeant
3. Duty position: Signals Company Squad Leader – 1367th Rifle Regiment, 414th Rifle Division
Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star
4. Born: 1923
5. Nationality: Georgian
6. Party membership: Candidate member
7. Previous combat: since 1.8.1943 on NC Front
8. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
9. In Red Army: since 1942
10. Inducted by: GSSR, Vapskii Regional Military Commissariat
11. Previous awards: Bravery Medal
12. Home of record: [trans: address intentionally obscured]

Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

In combat near Upper Gastagasii while supplying continuous communications between the regiment and battalions, Arveladze discovered a broken line. A soldier he directed to fix the line did not return. Passing the device to the next attendant communicator, he went on a search to repair the break. Going along the line he found the soldier he sent to repair the break, who turned out to be seriously wounded. Rendering him assistance, he continued his search. Finding and restoring the damage, he returned while under enemy mortar fire, extracting the seriously wounded comrade. That night he repaired another four, broken lines.

Signed Commander, 1367th Rifle Regiment, Major Ka(?)ariya on 20th September, 194(?)

Endorsed Commander, 414th Rifle Division, Colonel Kurashvili on 1st October, 1943

Awarded the Order of the Red Star by 414th Rifle Division Order 016/N dated 1st October, 1943. Signed 414th Rifle Division Chief of Personnel Captain of Administrative Services Stavinskii on 1st October, 1943.
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Re: Red Stars,289226 & 595657,Northern Caucasus Front

Award Sheet

1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Arveladze, Shota Ilich
2. Rank: Sergeant
3. Duty position: Signals Platoon Leader – 3rd Rifle Battalion, 1367th Sevastopol Rifle Regiment, 414th Red Banner Rifle Division
Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star
4. Born: 1923
5. Nationality: Georgian
6. Party membership: Candidate member
7. Previous combat: since 1.8.1942 on NC Front and Crimea
8. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
9. In Red Army: since 1942
10. Inducted by: GSSR, Vapskii Regional Military Commissariat
11. Previous awards: Bravery Medal on 30.3.43 and Red Star on 1.10.43 by 414 RD
12. Home of record: [trans: address intentionally obscured]

Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

Sergeant Arveladze accomplished his duties as 3rd Rifle Battalion signals platoon leader during the entire period of fighting on the Kerch peninsula and to liberate Sevastopol. He has great experience, exhibits steadfastness and bravery in combat, and in past engagements exhibited examples of the glorious work of his platoon, not only establishing signals nodes, but in supplying continuous and constant telephone communications.

Accepting personal danger in combat on 8.5.1944 near the Number 10 Collective Farm while under enemy fire he personally repaired a broken communications line, providing timely communications, and supporting the successful movement of the battalion in combat.

Signed Commander, 1367th Sevastopol Rifle Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Macharadze on 3rd October, 1944

Endorsed Commander, 414th Rifle Division, General-Major Dzabakhidze on 31st October, 1944

Awarded the Order of the Red Star by 414th Rifle Division Order 033/N dated 13th November, 1944. Signed 414th Rifle Division Chief of Personnel Major of Administrative Services Latyshev 13th November, 1943.

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Re: Red Stars,289226 & 595657,Northern Caucasus Front

Unit Award Order
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Northern Caucasus Front 414th Rifle Division Order 016/N dated 1st October, 1943

On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR, I award the following decorations for exemplary accomplishment of the Command’s missions in the struggle against the German invaders and for having displayed valor and bravery:
Order of the Red Star to:

1. Senior Sergeant Shota Ilich Arveladze – Signals Company Squad Leader, 1867th Rifle Regiment

Signed 414th Rifle Division Commander Colonel Kurashvili and Chief of Staff Guards Major Tsivulskii and compiled by Northern Caucasus Front Chief of Personnel Lieutenant Colonel Zhdanov on 12.12.43
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #5
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Re: Red Stars,289226 & 595657,Northern Caucasus Front

Arveladze Unnumbered CSM Citation

2. Signals Company Private Shota Ilich Arveladze, who while under heavy, enemy artillery-mortar fire in December 1942 in fighting with the German invaders near Tamazov repeatedly repaired damaged communications lines between the battalions. Due to his bravery and capable knowledge, communications were always quickly restored, thus enabling the coordinating activity of our regiment’s subordinate units.

B. 1923, Comsomol member, Georgian, inducted by the Vapskii Regional Military Commissariat Georgian SSR. Home address [trans: intentionally obscured]


Arveladze Bravery Medal Citation

8. Signals Company Telephone Operator Private Shota Ilich Arveladze, who during the regiment’s attack on the village of Kalabatka on 22.2.43 displayed bravery and valor, disregarding all danger while the entire time providing continuous communications with the subordinate units, personally killing four HItlerites.

B. 1923, Comsomol member, Georgian, inducted by the Vapskii Regional Military Commissariat Georgian SSR. Home address [trans: intentionally obscured]
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Re: Red Stars,289226 & 595657,Northern Caucasus Front

Senior Sergeant Shota Ilich Arveladze's Order of the Red Star, #289226. . .
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Re: Red Stars,289226 & 595657,Northern Caucasus Front

Senior Sergeant Shota Ilich Arveladze's Order of the Red Star, #595657. . .
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #8
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Re: Senior Sergeant Shota Il'ich Arveladze,Signalman,Northern Caucasus Front

The receipt of the Award Card (thanks, Auke!) finally resolves the mystery of the missing digit for the Bravery Medal in the Order Book. It is Bravery Medal, #216557.

Record card

Order booklet nr. 932446

1. Last name: Arveladze
2. First name and patronymic: Shota Ilyich
3. Military rank: Senior Sergeant
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1923
6. Place of birth: Village of Mtisdziri, Vani Raion, Georgian SSR
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1943
8. Education: Higher
9. Nationality: Georgian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From 1942 through 1945
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position at the time of the award: Assistant signal platoon leader in the 1367th Rifle Regiment, 414th Rifle Division
12. Current place of service and position: Student at Kutaisi State Pedagogical Institute
13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Mtisdziri, Vani Raion, Georgian SSR

14. Record of all awards received:

Names of the orders and medals/ Their numbers/ Numbers of the documents/ Ground of award

Medal for Courage
(According to the temporary award certificate stub nr. 216557) 21657 576229 Order of the 1367th Rifle Regiment nr. 02/N of March 30, 1943

Order of the Red Star 289226 1231741 Order of the 414th Rifle Division nr. 16/N of October 1st, 1943

Order of the Red Star 595657 095612 Order of the 414th Rifle Division nr. 033/N of November 13th, 1944

Medal for Combat Merit Unnumbered Order of the 1367th Rifle Regiment nr. 91/N of January 11th, 1943

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

Temporary military commissar of the Vani Raion
Captain [signed] /Lezhava/
August 13, 1947

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