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Old 02-25-2004, 04:49 AM   #101
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Muhammed Ahmed Faris

Syrian Pilot Cosmonaut. Born 26 May 1951.
First Syrian to fly in space.

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Old 02-25-2004, 05:36 AM   #102
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Updated version of the list/missing Details.

Guys.

The latest version of our list is now on page 7, post #92.

Here is a list of the missing info to date:

1. Volkan S Goranov, (Zachariev, Z.S.), Photo, Rank, What did this guy do?

2. Primo Gibelli ,(Primo Andzhellovich Dzhibelli), Award #?

3. Otakar Jaroš , Gold Star not Awarded ?

4. Vladislav W Wysotsky, Award #?

5. Aniela Tadeushevna Krzywo, What did she do?, Award #?

7. Antonín Sochor, Award #?

10. Marcel Albert, Award #?

11. Roland de la Poype, Award #?

12. Jan Nálepka (Repkin), Gold Star not Awarded ?

14. Marcel Lefèvre, Award #?

15. Stěpan Vajda, Photo, Rank, What did this guy do, Gold Star not Awarded ?

16. Ruben Ruis Ibarruri, Gold Star not Awarded ?

24. Fritz Schmenkel, Award #?

26. Vladimir Stoyanov-Zayimov, Photo, Award #?

36. Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, Award #11455?

37. Jean-loup Chretien, Award #?

38. Erich Honecker, Award #11480?

40. Rakesh Sharma, Award #11510 or #11557?

41. Muhammed Ahmed Faris, Award #?

42. Erich Mielke, Award #11561 or #11562 ?

I will also update this list when nessesary

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Old 02-25-2004, 07:47 AM   #103
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Otakar Jaroš

(1.8.1912 - 8.3.1943)
Jaros was a Slovak who distinguished himself during the 1943 liberation of Kharkiv, in which a Czechoslovak battalion took part.
- first foreigner awarded with HSU in WW2
- awarded 17th April 1943 in memoriam for the bravery during the fight for Ukrainian town Sokolovo.


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Old 02-25-2004, 07:52 AM   #104
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Jan Nalepka-Repkin

(20.9.1912 - 16.12.1943)
- awarded 2nd May 1945 in memoriam for the bravery during the fight for Ukrainian town Ovruc.

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What's known of Stoianov-Zayimov? Is it that bulgarian officer killed in 1942?
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Old 02-25-2004, 09:22 AM   #106
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Sochor

16. 7. 1914 - 16. 8. 1950
After anection of Czechoslovakia send to work to Germany. Runaway to USSR, joined czech military unit. Fought near Zhashkov (whereever it is - trasscribed from czech) and Kiev.
HSU since 1943.

Btw. Someone told me that polish general Karol Świerczewski was HSU, but source is not very good. Anyone has the idea if it's true?
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Old 02-25-2004, 02:41 PM   #107
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Stoianov-Zayimov is a bit of a mystery at the moment as is Goranov and Wysotsky. ( No Photos no info)

I haven't found any details as to Karol Świerczewski being awarded the HSU.

Antonín Sochor (16.7.1914 - 16.8.1950) died in strange circumstances ("car accident") Worth reserching!

I think the problem could be the translations of the names from one language to another.

The research goes on!

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Al,

Stoianov-Zayimov is a bit of a mystery at the moment as is Goranov and Wysotsky. ( No Photos no info)

I haven't found any details as to Karol Świerczewski being awarded the HSU.

Antonín Sochor (16.7.1914 - 16.8.1950) died in strange circumstances ("car accident") Worth reserching!

I think the problem could be the translations of the names from one language to another.

The research goes on!

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The only Stoianov-Zayimov I have found was in a short note in artickle about about Bulgarian-soviet relations. and it said something like "General S-Z, who was killed by nazis in 1942..." I think it said something about him being a HSU.

I have found artickle on Sochor's death, but the text is in czech and is quite complex so it surpasses my ability to understand this language.
btw. Świerczewski also died in suspicious situation (e.g. he was shot in the back). Howerever I have also found nothing on him being HSU. The best source to check that would be his biogram in a special dictionary, unfortunately this dictionary ends on "r" so far. But if he is not listed, than perhaps he wasn't...

I haven't found any more info on Wysocki and Krzywoń, but I will probbably have their fotos soon, as I have found someone willing to share the pics.

You are doing a gigantic amount of work, Eddie! When this work is compleated, it will probably be the only full compendium of non-sovit HSU (at least the only one I know of, and I have been looking hard this day).
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Fritz Schmenkel

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Fritz Schmenkel, Germany (GDR), Soviet partisan, 6/10/1964, #?
Fritz Hans Werner Schmenkel was born on 14 Feb 1916 in Worsaw, a small village near Stettin.
Son of Paul Krause, a brickyard Worker and cleaner Elsa Schmenkel.
He grew up with his Grandmother ( Mothers side).
His HSU was postum. The HSU was given to his widow Erna Schmenkel at an Award ceremony in Berlin.
Schools, Firms and Public buildings have all been named after this Anti-Faschist soviet Partisan.

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Fritz Schmenkel
* 14.02.1916
† 22.02.1944

Fritz Schmenkel, a German Anti-fascist, was called up for duty in the German Army (Wehrmacht) in 1938.
In 1940 he was Court-martialed and sentenced to 8 months prison.
In November 1941 Corpral Schmenkel deserted from his unit the 1st Artillerie Regiment, 186th Infantry Division, 4th Army Group (Central) stationed in Wjasma to the Sowiet Partisans.
He joined the White Russian Task force and was a member of the unit " Death to Fascism" ( Chief of Staff, Pjotr Filippow).
In the area of Smolensk he fought against the soldiers of Hitler-Germany.
He was captured by the Germans whilst trying to Parachute behind the enemy lines in the Winter of 1943/44.
On the 15. February 1944 in Minsk he was Court-martialed and sentenced to Death. He was executed by firing squad on 22.02.1944.
Fritz Schmenkel was awarded the "Hero of the Soviet Union" postumously on 06. Oktober 1964.

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Old 02-25-2004, 04:25 PM   #110
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Al,

"I haven't found any more info on Wysocki and Krzywoń, but I will probbably have their fotos soon, as I have found someone willing to share the pics".

That would be great!

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