Georgy Vasilyevich Abramov

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class nr. 367211 was awarded by Order of the 14th Air Army of October 6, 1944 to the 38-year-old Major Georgy Vasilyevich Abramov (Георгий Васильевич Абрамов), the chief navigator of the 206th Ground-Attack Division, 7th Ground-Attack Corps, 14th Air Army, 3rd Baltic Front.

Promotions

Date

Captain

April 29, 1938

Major

December 12, 1942


Record card

Personnel file nr. ...

Last name: Abramov
First name: Georgy
Patronymic: Vasilyevich
Order booklet nr. 203206

1. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner
Temporary certificate nr. 432851
Serial number: 80549
Ground of award: Order of the 4th Ukrainian Front nr. 24/N of November 14, 1943
Awarded for: For the exemplary execution of combat missions during the struggle with the German invaders and the valor and bravery displayed in the process
Place and date of issue: December 15, 1943

2. Awarded the Medal for Combat Merit
Temporary certificate nr. 44366
Serial number: 1860137
Ground of award: Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 3, 1944
Awarded for: Long service in the Red Army
Place and date of issue:

3. Awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class [citation]
Temporary certificate nr. ...
Serial number: 367211
Ground of award: Order of the 14th Air Army nr. 062/N of October 6, 1944
Awarded for: For the exemplary execution of combat missions during the struggle with the German invaders and the valor and bravery displayed in the process
Place and date of issue: March 3, 1945, Moscow

Biographical particulars

1. Last name:
2. First name and patronymic:
3. Sex: Male
4. Year of birth: 1906
5. Place of birth: Ryazan Oblast
6. Party membership (and period): Communist Party
7. Education: Seven years
8. Nationality: Russian
9. Rank: Major
10. Occupation or position: Chief navigator of the 206th Ground-Attack Division
11. Name of the company or institution where he is employed:
12. Service address:
13. Home address: _______________

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Award sheet

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1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Abramov, Georgy Vasilyevich
2. Rank: Major
3. Position and unit: Chief navigator of the 206th Melitopol Red Banner Ground-Attack Division

Nominated for: Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class

4. Year of birth: 1906
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1932
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): Has been taking part in the Patriotic War since July 12, 1941
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1928
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Career officer
11. Previous awards (for which accomplishments): Order of the Red Banner in 1943 and the Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad in 1943
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and his family's address: _______________

Short, concrete description of his feat of arms or accomplishments:

Comrade Abramov has been taking part in the Patriotic War since July 12, 1941, serving on the Western, Stalingrad, Southern, North Caucasus, 4th Ukrainian, and 3rd Baltic Fronts. He has been occuping his current position since December 1942.

The day he arrived at the division, comrade Abramov, being an experienced expert in air navigation, set about examining the knowledge of navigational matters among senior personnel of the division's regiments, as well as the regular airmen, in which he displayed a great deal of assertiveness and willpower. With a view to inspecting the aircrews' navigational skills, comrade Abramov flew 25 successful combat sorties.

For training and preparing the aircrews in an excellent manner and for flying 16 combat sorties he has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner. Following his latest award comrade Abramov has flown another 9 combat sorties. Furthermore, he has conducted several weather reconnaissance sorties along the routes to be taken by the ground-attack aircraft during their combat missions.

Possessing extensive experience in air navigation, he has earned the confidence of and gained authority among the division's aircrews because of his hands-on attitude and his knowledge of navigation theory.

Over the course of the intense operations conducted in the summer of 1943 and the spring and summer of 1944, 160 young airmen entered service under the guidance of comrade Abramov. As a result of his painstaking efforts to train the airmen and his systematic checks of their knowledge of the area of operations and their flight preparations, during the liberation of the Baltics alone the division's aircrews conducted 1015 successful combat sorties, without committing any orientation errors or hitting friendly troops.

For training and preparing the aircrews in an excellent manner, for the 9 successful combat sorties he has flown himself, and for the valor and bravery he has displayed in the process, he deserves this nomination for the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class.

Chief of staff of the 206th Melitopol Red Banner Ground-Attack Division
Guards Colonel [signed] /Sokovykh/
September 27, 1944



Major Georgy Vasilyevich Abramov


Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class nr. 367211, obverse and reverse



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