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Old 11-25-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Ivanov, Grigorij Jakovlevich, Lieutenant-Colonel, Squadron Commander, 17th Air Army

While he and his (sadly incomplete) group are mentioned, directly and indirectly, on other threads, his group and his service deserves a full posting.

I have only partial tranalstions/summaries/precis of the research, so bear with me in cases of strained coherence.

Ivanov, Grigory Yakovlevich, Lieutenant Colonel, born 1908 village of (Saratovka?), (Sepolitensky?) Raion, Smolenskaya Oblast. Member of CPSU since 1932, higher education, Russian.

He was Russian, working class origin, no foreign languages. CPSU 1932 # 1,886,174.

Sr Lt 4.11.3(9?)
Captain 20.10.42
Major 9.5.44
Lt Col 2.9.48

Red Army August 1939 to May 1954

Served on Northern Caucasus Front 1.1.-25.2.43
Southwest Front 10.5.-13.10.43
3rd Ukrainian Front 13.10.43-9.5.45
light wound in left leg 1 April 1945

Served beyond the state borders of the USSR in Rumania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Austria, and Hungary 25.3.44 to 28.6.45. Stationed in Rumania 28.6.45 to 1.4.50.

Called up 28.8.33 as a machinist in Dnepropetrovsk Electro-Crane Factory "in the name of Lenin."
August 1933 (he was 25!!!) Student at 9th School of Military Aviation for Pilots and Lieutenants at Rogan, Kharkov Military District
17.12.34 Pilot ("Pilot") Instructor at above
23.1.37 Pilot ("Letchnik"-- I have NO idea what DIFFERENCE the two terms convey) as above
20.8.39 Pilot (Letchnik) Instructor at Chugusky School of military Aviation, Chugus', Kharkov Mil Dist
3.10.39 Squadron Commander at above
1.2.42 "Vrid" ( = ?) Commander of a detachment at the same, but relocated (obviously!) to the city of Chimkent in "S.A." (this evades me at the moment) Mil Dist
24.9.42 Squadron Commander in 116th Fighter Aviation Regiment, 238th Ground Attack (Shturmovik) Aviation Division
21.3.43 Squadron Commander still in 116th Fighter Av Rgt but now in 295th Fighter Av Div, 3rd Air Army, No caucasus Front
30.3.43 Regimental Navigator of above
7.10.43 Deputy Commander of 295th Fighter Av Div "for V.S.S." ( = aerial gunnery, I think--see below) on 3rd Ukrainian Front
March 1944 student at courses for regular Red Army aviation officers at Lipetsk (site of secret 1920s-30s cooperation with the Reichsheer)
30.4.45 Deputy Commander of 295th Fighter Av Div for "V.S.S" ( = aerial gunnery ?), only now in 17th Air Army
20.7.46 Commander for aerial gunnery, 288th Fighter Av Div
15.10.47 Deputy Regimental Commander, 866th Fighter Av Rgt, 288th Fighter Av Div, 17th Air Army
4.6.48 Commander for aerial gunnery, 288th Fighter Av Div
22.2.49 Commander for aerial gunnery (spelled out), 283rd Fighter Av Div, 34th Air Army
18.5.50 exactly the same
21.1.54 Deputy Staff Commander for air traffic control, 170th Guards Aviation Division, 34th Air Army
8.4.54 to the reserves per para 59 "A" "(for age)"

Decorated as Deputy Staff Commander for Navigation Control Center, 170th Guards Fighter Aviation Division.

Not working.

So discharged "for age" (46) as Lt Colonel-- and what was a fighter pilot/aerial gunnery officer THEN supposed to DO? (hence 1957 "unemployment")

Living at 4 Ulitsa No 11, City of Dnepropetrovsk, ...........

ARC filled out 27 (July?) 195(7?)

awards listed in the order top to bottom =

OPW2 # 3,348 11.2.43 per 5th V.A. ...
OPW 1 # 65,186 17.12.44 per 17th V.A. ...
Aleksander Nevsky # 34,193 12.6.45 per 17th V.A. ...
ORS # 2,807,274 20.6.49 for long service [MISSING]
ORB # 404,872 30.4.54 for long service
CSM # 1,570,028 3.11.44 for long service
Medals for Defense of the Caucasus, Victory Over Germany, Liberation of Belgrade, capture of Budpaest, Capture of Vienna, 1948 Armed Forces Jubilee, and a "Bulgarian" that just has ditto marks on 28.4.48
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Re: Lt-Colonel Grigory Yakovlevich Ivanov

In chronological order:

His OPW2 citation:

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OPW2 citation outline thusly—

Captain commanding 3rd Squadron of 116th Fighetr Av Rgt-- in 10 days has personally made 20 combat flights, and his squaadron 207 combat reconnaissance flights -- of which 108 were as escorts for ground-attack IL-2s. On all occasions they protected the IL-2s without loss to enemy fighetrs.

On 3.2.43 in the area of Koldun mountain, drove off (possibly shot down, I'm skimming) 4 enemy fighters, showing himself to be a distinguished fighter pilot and squadron leader.
And, since it is a conversion from a suspension award, I'm sure "someone" will want a close-up?

The OPWi recommendation:

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His OPW1 was submitted as an ORB. As major and Deputy CO of Aerial Gunnery Service (VSS) of 295th Fighter Aviation "Novo-Moskovsky Order of the Red Banner" Division.
Gist of citation—

At the front since 1.1.43. In this time shown himself determined, renergetic, and resolute commander, excellent disciplined and political reliable officer devoted to the Party of lenin and Stalin and his Socialist homeland, a patriot of the homeland....

Deputy CO for AGS of the division since 1.10.43. Senior pilot, excellenmt theoretical readiness, organized readiness of pilot personnel in tactics and combat quality of enemy planes and operational tactics....

Trained 85 new pilots for combat gunnery with excellent results in preparedness...

In the period of conducting combat operations, Comrade Ivanov six times crossed the foremost lines for ground attacks and for radio station operation of our aviation over the field of battle. By his training, our pilots knocked down 14 enemy planes.

Great work in period from 5.7.43 to 1.7.44 in tactics and methods and enemy methods, instructing pilot personnel. In Bessarabian operations, in the 6 days from 20 to 26 August 1944, division made 1,180 effective combat flights and did great damage to the enemy. He himself flew 51 combat missions in I16s and LA5s, of which flights 35 were ground attacks on the enemy.

Deserves ORB, (day off page) October 1944, Commander of 295th Ftr Av Div, Lt Col Shatilin
Concur 4.10.44 CO of 9th Mixee Aviation "Odess" Corps, Aviation Lt Gen Tolstikov
Per 17th Air Army 17.12.44 OPW 1 (Scribble)
And the Nevsky recommendation summary:

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Entire first paragraph is the same sort of boilerplate about being at the front since... devoted to party of L&S, disciplined, energetic yada yada.

In the period of participation in the Patriotic War made 51 combat flights in I16s and LA5s, without losing any aircraft.

Since last decorated, he has not made any combat flights in view of the fact that in this period he has taken part in ground combat and represented himself with impressive quality for coordination and cooperation of aviation with ground forces. In the period of Vienna operations with the 9th Motorized-Mechanized Corps for calls to aviation from the field of battleand directing them onto enemy fire points for support of our ground forces. At the end of March, lightly wounded in the right leg by enemy aircraft in attacks on our tanks.

Deserves to be awarded ORB....

16 May 1945 CO of 295th, Lt Col Aritov

126.76.45 altered to Nevsky by 17th Air Army, Major of 2nd Dept Velichko

So... he was a forward air coordinator with ARMORED forces, calling down air strikes, and was himself wounded on the ground by German counterparts of his own branch!
The ORB, missing ORS, and CSM were all long-service awards.

I've shown the document for the "exotic Bulgarian", the Medal for the Patriotic War 1944-45, elsewhere, so I guess there's no reason in posting it again here? The group is fully documented, so, as usual, your wish is my commend (especially it is "mostly scanned", even if largely untranslated).
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Re: Lt-Colonel Grigorij Jakovlevich Ivanov

Now (thanks, Auke!) I have translations of the research.

The record card

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Order booklet nr. 901701

1. Last name: Ivanov
2. First name and patronymic: Grigory Yakovlevich
3. Military rank: Lieutenant Colonel
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1908
6. Place of birth: Village of Syrozhevka, Stodolishche Raion, Smolensk Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1932
8. Education: Secondary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Soviet Army: From August 1939 to May 1954
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position at the time of the award: Deputy chief of staff for Command and Direction Center affairs of the 170th Guards Fighter Aviation Division
12. Current place of service and position: Unemployed
13. Home address of the awardee: 11 4th Street, Noviye Kaidaki, city of Dnepropetrovsk

14. Record of all awards received:

Names of the orders and medals Their numbers Numbers of the documents Ground of award
Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class 3348 Order booklet nr. 901701 Order of the 5th Air Army nr. 08/N of February 11, 1943
Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class 65186 Order booklet nr. 901701 Order of the 17th Air Army nr. 072/N of December 17, 1944
Order of Aleksandr Nevsky 34193 Order booklet nr. 901701 Order of the 17th Air Army nr. 095/N of June 12, 1945
Order of the Red Star 2907274 Order booklet nr. 901701 Decree of June 20, 1949
Order of the Red Banner 404872 Order booklet nr. 901701 Decree of April 30, 1954
Medal for Combat Merit 1570028 Order booklet nr. 901701 Decree of November 3, 1944
Medal for the Defense of the Caucasus - O-022632 Decree of May 1, 1944
Medal for the Victory over Germany - G-0208318 Decree of May 9, 1945
Medal for the Liberation of Belgrade - A-002357 Decree of June 9, 1945
Medal for the Capture of Budapest - A-003380 Decree of June 9, 1945
Medal for the Capture of Vienna - A-010879 Decree of June 9, 1945
Medal for 30 Years of Soviet Army and Navy - - Decree of February 22, 1948
Bulgaria - 010120 Decree of April 28, 1948


Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

Deputy military commissar of the Lenin Raion
Lieutenant Colonel of the Administrative Service [signed] /Nikolayev/
July 27, 1957
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Re: Lt-Colonel Grigorij Jakovlevich Ivanov

His service record

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Card nr. D-275987

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Ivanov, Grigory Yakovlevich
2. Born on: March 18, 1908
3. Nationality: Russian
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 Syrozhevka, Stodolishche Raion, Smolensk Oblast
6. Social situation and profession (prior to call-up for the Armed Forces): Worker
7. Party affiliation
Member of the Communist Party since: 1932
Party membership booklet nr.: 01886174
Candidate member of the Communist Party since:
Member of the Komsomol since:
Not a party member:
Membership of other parties: No
Party penalties and changes in party affiliation: No
8. Education (note the exact name of the educational institution, when graduated, period of education and number of classes or courses in case of unfinished education):
General and special: Had received 9 classes of education in 1951 at the divisional club’s evening school
Military: Graduated from 9th Military Aviation Officer School, city of Rogan, Kharkov Military District, attending a pilot course from August 28, 1933 to December 17, 1934, and finished the Lipetsk Advanced Air Force Officer Training Course, city of Lipetsk, a short course he attended from March 3, 1944 to April 20, 1944
Political: No

9. Conferment of military ranks By whose order Order nr. Date
Senior Lieutenant People’s Commissariat of Defense 02211 Nov 4, 1938
Captain Air Forces of the Central Asian Military District 01718 Oct 20, 1942
Major 3rd Ukrainian Front 0287 May 9, 1944
Lieutenant Colonel Air Force 03314 Sep 2, 1948


10. Service at the front in the Patriotic War (when, where and for how long): On the Northcaucasian Front from January 1, 1943 to February 25, 1943; on the Southwestern Front from May 10, 1943 to October 19, 1943; and on the 3rd Ukrainian Front from October 19, 1943 to May 9, 1945
11. Participation in the Civil War, the Winter War and other combat actions for the defense of the USSR prior to the Patriotic War (where, from when to when, day, month and year): No
12. Wounds and contusions (when, where and nature of the wound): Lightly wounded in the left leg on April 1, 1945
13. Biographical certificate nr. , date of issue

14. When (month and year) called up for the Armed Forces, having worked in which capacity, from 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): Drafted by the Military Commissariat of the Dnepropetrovsk Oblast on August 28, 1933, having served as a machine operator at the Lenin Electric-Crane Factory, city of Dnepropetrovsk

15. Service in the Armed Forces:

Name of position Place of service (unit, institution, formation, army, front, district, fleet or flotilla) By whose order Order nr. Day, month and year
Student 9th Military Aviation Officer School, city of Rogan, Kharkov Military District Aug 1933
Pilot instructor 9th Military Aviation Officer School, city of Rogan, Kharkov Military District Revolutionary Military Council 80/0184 Dec 17, 1934
Flight instructor 9th Military Aviation Officer School, city of Rogan, Kharkov Military District People’s Commissariat of Defense 075/N Jan 23, 1937
Flight instructor Chuguyev Military Aviation School, city of Chuguyev, Kharkov Military District People’s Commissariat of Defense 2327 Aug 20, 1939
Flight commander Chuguyev Military Aviation School, city of Chuguyev, Kharkov Military District Red Army Air Forces 075 Oct 3, 1939
Temporary detachment commander Chuguyev Military Aviation School, city of Chuguyev, Kharkov Military District and city of Shymkent, Central Asian Military District Central Asian Military District 0182 Feb 1, 1942
Temporary detachment commander Chuguyev Military Aviation School, city of Shymkent, Central Asian Military District Central Asian Military District 0182 Feb 1, 1942
Aviation squadron commander 116th Fighter Aviation Regiment, 238th Ground-Assault Aviation Division 238th Ground-Assault Aviation Division 010 Sep 24, 1942
Aviation squadron commander 116th Fighter Aviation Regiment, 295th Fighter Aviation Division, 5th Air Army, North Caucasian Front 5th Air Army 011/15 Mar 21, 1943
Regimental navigator 116th Fighter Aviation Regiment, 295th Fighter Aviation Division 5th Air Army 01174 Mar 30, 1943
Assistant division commander for aerial gunnery affairs Headquarters of the 295th Fighter Aviation Division, 3rd Ukrainian Front 9th Mixed Aviation Corps 73 i/s Oct 7, 1943
Student Advanced Air Force Officer Training Course, city of Lipetsk Mar 1944
Assistant division commander for aerial gunnery affairs Headquarters of the 295th Fighter Aviation Division, 17th Air Army Air Force 0174 Apr 30, 1945
Chief of aerial gunnery affairs Headquarters of the 288th Fighter Aviation Division Air Force 0661 Jul 20, 1946
Assistant regimental commander 866th Fighter Aviation Regiment, 288th Fighter Aviation Division, 17th Air Army 17th Air Army 0137 Oct 15, 1947
Chief of aerial gunnery affairs 288th Fighter Aviation Division 288th Fighter Aviation Division 010 Jun 4, 1948
Air Force 0490 Feb 22, 1949
Chief of aerial gunnery affairs 283rd Fighter Aviation Division, 34th Air Army 34th Air Army 0112 May 18, 1950
Deputy chief of staff for Command and Direction Center affairs 170th Guards Fighter Aviation Division, 34th Air Army Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force 074 Jan 21, 1954 to Apr 30, 1954
Transfered to the reserve in accordance with article 59A (due to age).

Military commissar of the Lenin Raion
Guards Colonel [signed] /Trotsko/

Chief of the 3rd Section
Major [signed] /Zhdanov/
August 24, 1954 Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force 0463 Apr 8, 1954

Last name, first name and patronymic: Ivanov, Grigory Yakovlevich
16. Awards and award dates: Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class on February 11, 1943; Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class on December 17, 1944; Order of Aleksandr Nevsky on June 12, 1945, Order of the Red Star; Medal for Combat Merit on November 2, 1944; Medal for the Defense of the Caucasus; Medal for the Victory over Germany on May 9, 1945; Medal for the Capture of Budapest; Medal for the Capture of Vienna on June 9, 1945; Medal for the Liberation of Belgrade on June 9, 1945; Medal for the Liberation of Bulgaria; Medal for 30 Years of Soviet Army on February 22, 1948
17. Stays abroad (when, where and for how long): Spent time abroad with the German Occupational Forces in Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Austria, and Hungary from August 25, 1944 to June 28, 1945
18. Service in the old army, last duty position and rank: No
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): No
20. Has he been in captivity or surrounded, when, where and for how long (only note escapes separate from his unit): No
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): No
22. Registration numbers:
23. Registered where: Military Commissariat of the Lenin Raion, city of Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev Military District
24. Personnel category: Commanding officers, reserve of the 3rd category
25. Branch of arms: , military specialty nr. 97
26. State of health: Unfit for peacetime service, limitedly fit (2nd category) for wartime service
27. Attended trainings:
28. Place of service and duty position (or nature of activities outside military service): Temporarily unemployed
29. Family situation and address (note last name, first name and patronymic, wife’s year of birth, children’s names and years of birth, father’s and mother’s name and patronymic if the officer is a bachelor, address of the officer’s family if living apart, address of the reserve officer himself): Married. Wife, Aleksandra Semyonovna Ivanova, born in 1915. Daughter Valentina born in 1936, daughter Lyudmila born in 1939. 11 4th Kaidakskaya Street, Noviye Kaidaki, city of Dnepropetrovsk
30. Special remarks:
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Re: Lt-Colonel Grigorij Jakovlevich Ivanov

Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class - 3348

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Last name, first name and patronymic: Ivanov, Grigory Yakovlevich
Military rank: Captain
Position and unit: Commander of the 3rd Squadron of the 116th Fighter Aviation Regiment
Nominated for: Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class
1. Year of birth: 1908
2. Nationality: Russian
3. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1933
4. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1932
5. Participation in combat (where and when): On the North Caucasian Front since January 1, 1943
6. Wounds and contusions received: No
7. Which awards received previously (for which merits): None
8. Drafted by which military commissariat: Career officer
9. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his family): Village of Georgiyevka, Lenger Raion, city of Shymkent. Wife: Aleksandra Semyonovna Ivanova

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

In just ten days of intense combat actions during the Patriotic War, he personally conducted 20 combat sorties. His squadron in total carried out 207 combat sorties, conducting various combat missions, including 108 sorties escorting Il-2 ground-attack aircraft. In all cases the Il-2 aircraft carried out their missions, without any losses from enemy fighters.

On February 3, 1943 he was on a mission covering ground-attack aircraft near the Koldun Mountains. In a sea of anti-aircraft fire and invisible due to the thick clouds, four enemy fighters appeared, which repeatedly attempted to attack our ground-attack aircraft, but every time they were met by the group of fighters under his command. During the air battle he showed himself an excellent fighter pilot, capable of correctly orchestrating the fight and leading his unit in the air.

During the combat sorties covering Il-2 aircraft, he repeatedly encountered enemy fighters, beating off their attacks on the ground-attack aircraft. Despite the high intensity of the combat actions, in just ten days his squadron, comprising eight aircraft, carried out 207 combat sorties without any losses, breakdowns, or malfunctions.

He is a disciplined, civilized, and sophisticated officer, who possesses a lot of flying experience and is capable of correctly orchestrating the combat actions and leading his unit.

During the combat actions he demonstrated his dedication to the Party of Lenin and Stalin and the socialist motherland.

He deserves the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class.

Commander of the 116th Fighter Aviation Regiment
Major [signed] /Shatilin/
February 8, 1943

I award the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class.

Commander of the 5th Air Army
Major General of Aviation [signed] /Goryunov/
February 9, 1943

By Order of the 5th Air Army nr. 08/N of February 11, 1943 awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class.

Chief of the 2nd Section of the Personnel Department of the 5th Air Army
Captain [signed] /Lebedev/
February 27, 1943
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Re: Lt-Colonel Grigorij Jakovlevich Ivanov

Order of the Patriotic War 1st class - 65186 (downgraded from a Red Banner)

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1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Ivanov, Grigory Yakovlevich
2. Rank: Major
3. Position and unit: Assistant division commander for aerial gunnery affairs of the 295th Novomoskovsk Red Banner Fighter Aviation Division
Nominated for: Order of the Red Banner
4. Year of birth: 1908
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1932
7. Participation in the Civil War, the following combat actions for the defense of the USSR and the Patriotic War (where and when): Has been participating in the Patriotic War since January 1, 1943 on the North Caucasian Front and 3rd Ukrainian Front
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1933
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Career officer
11. Which awards received previously (for which merits): Awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class by Order of the 5th Air Army nr. 08/N of February 11, 1943 for 32 combat sorties conducting ground attacks on enemy troops
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: Noviye Kaidaki, city of Dnepropetrovsk

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

Comrade Ivanov has been serving at the front during the Patriotic War since January 1, 1943. During his time at the front he showed himself a strong-willed, energetic, and decisive commander. He is a perfectly disciplined and dutiful officer.

He demonstrated his dedication to the Party of Lenin and Stalin and the socialist motherland in his everyday combat duties. A true patriot of our motherland, he gives all his energy and knowledge to hasten the destruction of the enemy.

He has been serving as assistant division commander for aerial gunnery affairs since October 1, 1943. Since the very first days he served in the division he has been taking on his service duties with an energy peculiar to а Bolshevik. A senior, experienced pilot who received fine theoretical training, he exemplarily organized the training of the aircrews of the division with regard to studying the tactical flying qualities and combat performances of the enemy aircraft and their operational use by the enemy.

During the period he served as assistant division commander for aerial gunnery affairs, he put into service as aerial gunners 85 young aviators, who had arrived at the division as reinforcements and had been trained with good and excellent results.

Six times during the period of combat operations comrade Ivanov was located at the front line with the ground troops and at the command posts, where he guided our aircraft across the battlefield. With his guidance our pilots shot down 14 enemy aircraft.

In particular, comrade Ivanov carried out a lot of work in bringing the division to a state of full combat readiness preliminary to the Chişinău operation. He collected and compiled all documents concerning combat missions conducted by the division between July 5, 1943 and July 1, 1944, as well as information on tactical maneuvers and methods of operation used by enemy aircraft, which he used to educate the aircrews. He held ten day-long meetings with the division’s flight commanders, practicing firing at ground targets. As a result, during the liberation of Bessarabia the division conducted 1180 effective combat sorties in a period of six days between August 20 and August 26, 1944, inflicting severe damage, while suffering only very minor losses itself. For this, considerable merit is due to comrade Ivanov. Despite his poor state of health, comrade Ivanov personally carried out 51 combat sorties in an I-16 and La-5, including 35 combat sorties conducting ground attacks on enemy troops, while he was at the front.

For accomplishing the combat missions assigned to him during the fight against the German invaders in an exemplary manner, he deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

Commander of the 295th Novomoskovsk Red Banner Fighter Aviation Division
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Shatilin/
October 3, 1944

He deserves the Order of the Red Banner.

Commander of the 9th Mixed Aviation Corps
Lieutenant General of Aviation [signed] /Tolstikov/
October 4, 1944

By Order of the 17th Air Army nr. 072/N of December 17, 1944 awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class.

Senior assistant chief of the 2nd Section of the Personnel Department of the 17th Air Army
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Re: Lt-Colonel Grigorij Jakovlevich Ivanov

Order of Alexander Nevsky Type 3 - 34193 (downgraded from Red Banner)

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Award sheet

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Ivanov, Grigory Yakovlevich
2. Rank: Major
3. Position and unit: Assistant division commander for aerial gunnery affairs of the 295th Novomoskovsk Red Banner Fighter Aviation Division
Nominated for: Order of the Red Banner
4. Year of birth: 1908
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1932
7. Participation in combat for the defense of the Soviet Union: Has been participating in the Patriotic War since January 1, 1943 on the North Caucasian Front, Southwestern Front, and 3rd Ukrainian Front
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1933
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Career officer
11. Which awards received previously (for which merits and awarded when): Awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class by Order of the 5th Air Army nr. 08/N of February 11, 1943; the Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class by Order of the 17th Air Army nr. 072/N of December 17, 1944; and the Medal for Combat Merit for long service in the Red Army by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 2, 1944
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: Noviye Kaidaki, city of Dnepropetrovsk

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

Comrade Ivanov has been serving at the front during the Patriotic War since January 1, 1943. During his time at the front he proved himself dedicated to the cause of the Party of Lenin and Stalin and the socialist motherland. He is a disciplined and dutiful officer. He has been serving as assistant division commander for aerial gunnery affairs since October 1943. In his duties he showed himself an energetic officer, capable of taking initiative and possessing fine organizational skills. A senior, experienced pilot who received fine theoretical training, he perfectly organized the education of the aircrews of the division with regard to studying the tactical flying qualities and combat performances of the enemy aircraft and their operational use in combat by the enemy. He prepares his lessons with great diligence and methodically correctly trains the aircrews’ aerial gunnery skills. He correctly organizes the process of training and putting into service young aviators.

During the time he took part in the Patriotic War he performed 51 combat sorties in I-16 and La-5 aircraft. He didn’t shoot down any aircraft.

Since his last award he didn’t fly any combat sorties, due to the fact that he was located with the ground troops during this period, where he acted as an Air Force liaison officer, coordinating the cooperation between the Air Force and the ground troops. During the Vienna operation he was located with the 9th Mechanized Corps, giving orders to the aircraft and guiding them to the enemy firing positions offering resistance to our advancing units. At the end of March he was lightly wounded in his right leg during an enemy air raid on our tanks.

For accomplishing the combat missions assigned to him during the fight against the German invaders in an exceptionally conscientious manner and for displayed initiative and competence in educating and putting into service young aircrews, he deserves the Order of the Red Banner.

Commander of the 295th Novomoskovsk Red Banner Fighter Aviation Division
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Aritov/
May 16, 1945

By Order of the 17th Air Army nr. 095 of June 12, 1945 awarded the Order of Aleksandr Nevsky.

Senior assistant chief of the 2nd Section of the Personnel Department of the 17th Air Army
Major [signed] /Velichko/
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Re: Lt-Colonel Grigorij Jakovlevich Ivanov

While I don't have detailed scans of most of the awards (sorry, let me know if you want them), I do have scans of the documents.
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Re: Lt-Colonel Grigorij Jakovlevich Ivanov

And . . .
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His Patriotic War II Citation.
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