WW2 RUSSIAN ORDER OF THE RED STAR AWARDED 3 TIMES AND 6 MEDAL GROUP TO AN ARTILLERY CAPTAIN

  • WW2 RUSSIAN ORDER OF THE RED STAR AWARDED 3 TIMES AND 6 MEDAL GROUP TO AN ARTILLERY CAPTAIN MB266

    WW2 RUSSIAN ORDER OF THE RED STAR AWARDED 3 TIMES AND 6 MEDAL GROUP TO AN ARTILLERY CAPTAIN

      • Under the codename Operation “Barbarossa,” Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. This was the largest German military operation of World War 2. Hitler goal was to totally anihalate Soviet Russia and gain control of its lands and resources. Germany attacked with 134 divisions at full fighting strength and 73 more divisions for deployment behind the front, German forces invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. The invasion began less than two years after the German-Soviet Pact was signed. Three army groups attacked the Soviet Union across a broad front. These groups included more than three million German soldiers. The soldiers were supported by 650,000 troops from Germany’s allies (Finland and Romania). These troops were later augmented by units from Italy, Croatia, Slovakia, and Hungary. The front stretched from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south. The invasion of Russia by Germany ended at the end of WW2 in 1945 with the Russians pushing the Germans all the way back to Berlin

        The raw statistics of the war are nothing short of stunning. On the Soviet side, some seven million soldiers died in action, with another 3.6 million dying in German POW camps. The Germans lost four million soldiers in action, and another 370000 to the Soviet camp system. Some 600000 soldiers from other participants (mostly Eastern European) died as well. These numbers do not include soldiers lost on either side of the German-Polish War, or the Russo-Finnish War.

        ITEM DESCRIPTION

        Offered here is a WW2 combat group of awards and medals from a collection I have just purchased. Issued to a Russian Artillery Captain named Mixail Semonovich Kolesnikov (English translation). The grouping contains the following decorations and awards:

        Three Orders of the Red Star  First, Second and Third awards, numbered 142134, 454709 and 1042342 all maker marked and numbered on the rear.

        The Order was awarded for personal courage and bravery in battle, successful operations of military units and formations,

      • Medal for Courage numbered 215363

      • Medal for Battle Merit numbered 683511

      • Medal for the liberation of Warsaw

      • Medal for the capture of Berlin

      • Medal for victory over Germany in the great patriotic war and

      • Long service medal for 30 yrs service

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        Issue book for the the awards and decorations which has the corresponding numbers for the five numbered awards and decorations and the issue booklet for the 30 years Long Service Medal, all awards and decorations all originally mounted.

        Original photo taken in 1954 of the recipient in full uniform wearing the awards and medals

        Interest in WW2 Russian awards, decorations and medals is increasing with the Order of the Red Star first award fetching around US$250 each as an individual with the Medal for Courage and the Medal for Battle Merit at around $US500 also as a single medal and not in a grouping. This coupled with the fact that it was awarded to an Officer would make it highly desirable. I have not been able to find out anymore on the recipient but there are researchers on the internet that will research the group for under $100. This group is a good investment for the future.

       

     

    $1,400.00