Georgy Vissarionovich Bokuchava

Medal for Combat Merit nr. 225934 was awarded by Order of the 414th Rifle Division of January 16, 1943 to the 42- or 43-year-old Senior Lieutenant Georgy Vissarionovich Bokuchava (Георгий Виссарионович Бокучава), the commanding officer of a telephone cable company of the 920th Independent Signal Battalion, 414th Rifle Division, 44th Army, Northern Group of Forces, Trans-Caucasus Front.

Promotions

Date

Lieutenant

1938

Senior Lieutenant

1942

Captain

February 17, 1943


Record card of an award recipient

Last name: Bokuchayev
First name: Georgy
Patronymic: Vissarionovich
Rank: Senior Lieutenant
Position and unit: Commanding officer of a telephone cable company, 920th Independent Signal Battalion

Awarded:

Awarded which order or medal

Date of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR

Awarded for what

Medal for Combat Merit [citation]

Order nr. 02/N of January 16, 1943

For the fighting with the German invaders

 

[Stamped: Award issued]

 

Home address: 414th Rifle Division, North Caucasus Front

Biographical details

1. Year of birth: 1910
2. Place of birth:
3. Party membership and duration: Member of the Communist Party
4. Nationality: Georgian
5. Duration of service in the Red Army:
6. Award documents are located in file nr.:

Awards issued:

Order or medal

Date of issue

Place of issue

Number of the order or medal

Number of the award document

Remarks

 

April 21, 1943

 

225934

Temporary certificate nr. 576182

 

Other remarks:


Award sheet

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Last name, first name, and patronymic: Bokuchava, Georgy Vissarionovich
Military rank: Senior Lieutenant
Position and unit: Commanding officer of a telephone cable company of the 920th Independent Signal Battalion

Nominated for: Order of the Red Star

1. Year of birth: 1910
2. Nationality: Jewish
3. Since when in the Red Army: 1941
4. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1932
5. Combat service (where and when): With the Northern Group of the Trans-Caucasus Front since August 11, 1942
6. Wounds and contusions received: No
7. Previous awards (for which accomplishments): No
8. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the city of Tbilisi
9. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his family): _______________

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

During the fighting for the village of Ishcherskaya Senior Lieutenant Bokuchava personally laid a telephone line. When the 1367th Rifle Regiment was crossing the river and communications were severed by enemy fire, Senior Lieutenant Bokuchava, despite withering fire, restored communications in 10 minutes, thus ensuring unit headquarters could maintain contact with the 1367th Rifle Regiment. During all phases of battle Senior Lieutenant Bokuchava was posted near the line and the telephone posts. By personal example and through his selfless efforts he taught the men of his unit how to maintain uninterrupted communications, owing to which division command was able to communicate with its units continuously.

Commanding officer of the 920th Independent Signal Battalion
Senior Lieutenant [signed]
December 15, 1942



Captain Georgy Vissarionovich Bokuchava


Medal for Combat Merit nr. 225934, obverse and reverse



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