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Old 05-27-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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For Combat Merits,2343910,Aircraft Mechanic,367th Berlin Red Banner Aviation Regiment

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Certificate 714150
1. Last name: Kiladze
2. Name and Patrionymic: Grigorii Archilovich
3. Rank: Technical Services Master Sergeant
4. Sex: Male
5. Birthyear: 1915
6. Birthplace: Georgian SSR, Khashuri, Rustavi St. 52
7. Party Membership: since 1942
8. Education: elementary
9. Nationality: Georgian
10. Service in the Red Army: 11.1938-11.1945
11. Place of service and duty position at time of awarding: 367th Bomber Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Squadron – Mechanic
12. Place of service and duty position at the current time: GSSR, Khashuri, Electric Depot - Welder
13. Home of Record: GeorgianSSR, Khashuri, Rustaveli St. #52
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Combat Service Medal #2.343.910 367th Aviation Regiment dated 17.08.45
Defense of the Caucasus Medal Edict dated 8.05.1944
Victory over Germany Medal Edict dated 9.5.45
Capture of Berlin Medal Edict dated 9.5.45

Verified 26th November, 1946 by Khashuri Regional Military Commissariat Chief of Personnel, Guards Senior Lieutenant (?)


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Old 05-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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367th Berlin Red Banner Aviation Regiment, 188th Riga Bomber Aviation Division, Supreme Commander Reserve Order 07/N dated 17th August, 1945

On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR, I award the Combat Service Medal to:

5. 1st Squadron Special Equipment Electrician Master Sergeant of Technical Services Grigorii Archilovich Kiladze, who during his participation in the Patriotic War against the German invaders from June 1941 through May 1945 serviced 200(?) daylight PE-2 sorties without a single incident of electrical equipment malfunction attributable to him. He restored and replaced electrical wires of an aircraft with 45 wire breaks in 20 minutes(?), thus permitting a combat aircraft to execute its combat mission. He knows well the assigned electrical equipment, its repair, and cannibalization and keeps it in full combat readiness and exemplary condition.
Prior to his arrival in the 367th Bomber Aviation Squadron he served in the 50th Bomber Aviation Division, 5th Guards Bomber Aviation Regiment, and 6th Independent (?) Aviation Regiment where he received great experience in the (?) of training flights and various bomber aircraft and skillful exploitation.

Signed Commander, 367th Berlin Red Banner Bomber Aviation Regiment, Major Slives
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:47 PM   #3
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Order Book. . .
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Technical Master Sergeant Kiladze's Combat Service Medal. . .
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PE-2 dive bombers. . . Note horizon lines on left front cockpit window in first picture. . .
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:36 AM   #6
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These are often funner to research than the typical infantryman's "was the first to rush into X and killed Y fascists." Nice pictures!:thumbsup
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