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Old 02-20-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
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For Bravery,0167741,Photographic Correspondent,"Forward For The Motherland" Magazine

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1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Zakharov, Mikhail Nikolaevich
2. Rank: Technical Lieutenant First Class
3. Duty position: Photographic Correspondent of the “Forward for the Motherland” magazine
Recommendation for the Bravery Medal
4. Born: 1916
5. Nationality: Russian
6. In Red Army: since July 1941
7. Party membership: n/a
8. Previous combat: none
9. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
10. Previous awards: n/a
11. Home of record: [blank]
Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment
While working in the editorial staff of the “Forward for the Motherland” magazine, Comrade Mikhail Nikolaevich Zakharov has proven himself an experienced, highly qualified, and motivated photographic correspondent, who both knows and loves his work.
He continually situates himself in the line units where Comrade Zakharov has taken portraits of the best soldiers and commanders, recording their combat stories.
In the last three months Comrade Zakharov has had to accomplish the work of two photographic correspondents. Despite this, he managed to provide the publication high-quality and compelling photographs. Additionally, Comrade Zakharov has accomplished a series of special assignments for the political directorate.
Comrade Zakharov is disciplined, hard-working, and bold and valorous in combat situations.
He is deserving of the Bravery Medal.
Signed Senior Editor “Forward for Victory” magazine, Major Primordonnii on 28.1.1943
Endorsed Acting Chief of the Political Directorate of the Northern Caucasus Front, Colonel Pador****s on 28.1.1943
Awarded the Bravery Medal by Order 014/N of the Northern Caucasus Front dated 7 February 1943 and verified by the Front deputy chief of personnel.




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509133
1. Last name: Zakharov
2. Name and patrionymic: Mikhail Nikolaevich
3. Rank: Senior Lieutenant
4. Gender: Male
5. Birthyear: 1918
6. Birthplace: Kalinin Oblast, Toropets
7. Party membership: n/a
8. Education: elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Time in Red Army: 1930-1937 and 1941
11. Place of service at awarding: Editorial Staff of “Wings of the Soviets” – Photographic Correspondent
12. Place of work at present: same
13. Home address: None. Field Post #21206
14. Awards:
Designation Serial Number Awarding Organization
Bravery Medal 167.741 Northern Caucasus Front dated 7.2.43
Red Star 771.177 4 Air Army dated 18.8.44
Defense of the Caucasus Medal Edict dated 1.5.1944
Victory over Germany Medal Edict dated 9.5.1945
Capture of Koenigsberg Medal Edict dated 9.6.1945
Verified by 4 Air Army Personnel Officer Colonel (?) on 11 March 1946
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:11 AM   #2
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re: Bravery Medal,GPW,167741

Very interesting award Norm - I have a couple of VoG award cards to newspaper/magazine personnel :thumbsup

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Old 08-16-2010, 11:32 AM   #3
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Very cool. It seems you just can't go wrong with early-GPW awards.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:15 PM   #4
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re: Bravery Medal,GPW,167741

I read “Forward for the Motherland” for the good articles. :/
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #5
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For Bravery,0167741,Photographic Correspondent

Hi all

new resarched BM with a difference

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Booklet No. 509133
1. Last name: Zakharov
2. Name and patrionymic: Mikhail Nikolaevich
3. Rank: Senior Lieutenant
4. Gender: Male
5. Birthyear: 1918
6. Birthplace: Kalinin Oblast, Toropets
7. Party membership: n/a
8. Education: elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Time in Red Army: 1930-1937 and 1941
11. Place of service at awarding: Editorial Staff of “Wings of the Soviets” – Photographic Correspondent
12. Place of work at present: same
13. Home address: None. Field Post #21206
14. Awards:

Award name Award number Document number Reason for awarding
Bravery Medal 167.741 BY - 394944 Northern Caucasus Front dated 7.2.43
Red Star 771.177 BY - 414415 4th Air Army dated 18.8.44
Defense of the Caucasus Medal - BY - 000068 Edict dated 1.5.1944
Victory over Germany Medal - BY - 00081090 Edict dated 9.5.1945
Capture of Konigsberg Medal - BY - 059207 Edict dated 9.6.1945

Verified by 4 Air Army Personnel Officer Colonel (?) on 11 March 1946









Award Sheet Bravery Medal # 167.741
1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Zakharov, Mikhail Nikolaevich
2. Rank: Technical Lieutenant First Class
3. Duty position: Photographic Correspondent of the “Forward for the Motherland” magazine
Recommendation for the Bravery Medal
4. Born: 1916
5. Nationality: Russian
6. In Red Army: since July 1941
7. Party membership: n/a
8. Previous combat: none
9. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
10. Previous awards: n/a
11. Home of record: [blank]
Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment
While working in the editorial staff of the “Forward for the Motherland” magazine, Comrade Mikhail Nikolaevich Zakharov has proven himself an experienced, highly qualified, and motivated photographic correspondent, who both knows and loves his work.
He continually situates himself in the line units where Comrade Zakharov has taken portraits of the best soldiers and commanders, recording their combat stories.
In the last three months Comrade Zakharov has had to accomplish the work of two photographic correspondents. Despite this, he managed to provide the publication high-quality and compelling photographs. Additionally, Comrade Zakharov has accomplished a series of special assignments for the political directorate.
Comrade Zakharov is disciplined, hard-working, and bold and valorous in combat situations.
He is deserving of the Bravery Medal.
Signed Senior Editor “Forward for Victory” magazine, Major Primordonnii on 28.1.1943
Endorsed Acting Chief of the Political Directorate of the Northern Caucasus Front, Colonel Pador****s on 28.1.1943
Awarded the Bravery Medal by Order 014/N of the Northern Caucasus Front dated 7 February 1943 and verified by the Front deputy chief of personnel.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:51 PM   #6
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Re: BM # 167.741 Photographic Correspondent

and the medal

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Old 09-10-2012, 10:36 PM   #7
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Re: For Bravery,0167741,Photographic Correspondent

It's always good to see servicemen (and women) who were shooting with a camera get decorated for their "action." Very cool.:thumbsup

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