Vladimir Vasilyevich Lunichenko
Order of the Red Star nr. 82765 was awarded by Order of the Western Front of October 30, 1942 to the 20-year-old Junior Lieutenant Vladimir Vasilyevich Lunichenko (Владимир Васильевич Луниченко), the chief of signals of the 1st Aviation Squadron, 702nd Night-Bomber Aviation Regiment, 213th Night-Bomber Aviation Division, 1st Air Army, Western Front.
Order booklet nr. B-782782
1. Last name: Lunichenko
14. Record of all awards received:
Signature of the awardee: [signed]
I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):
Military commissar of the city of Dneprodzerzhinsk
Award sheet [for his Red Star]
For (military rank; first name, patronymic, and last name; position; and name of the unit, formation, or
institution): Junior Lieutenant Vladimir Vasilyevich Lunichenko, chief of signals of the 1st Aviation Squadron, 702nd Night-Bomber Aviation Regiment
Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:
Junior Lieutenant V.V. Lunichenko has been serving in the 702nd Aviation Regiment since April 1942 as the chief of signals of an aviation squadron. He is an exemplary and disciplined commander.
He has perfectly mastered piloting his aircraft in all weather conditions, both at day and night. He accurately carries out his combat missions and has flown 73 successful nighttime combat sorties, attacking enemy troops and materiel, and 12 special missions, without a single orientation error taking place.
During the Patriotic War, fighting the German-fascist invaders, he showed himself a bold and courageous commander.
During a combat mission in the night of August 9 to 10, 1942 he bombed an enemy firing position to the southwest of the village of Vetrovo and destroyed an enemy artillery battery, which was confirmed by the crew Poplavsky-Yakimov.
In the night of August 9 to 10, 1942 he bombed the town of Perestryazh. Having dropped his bombs he noticed a heavy explosion, after which a blaze started. During that same night he bombed a no less than 5 or 6 enemy cargo trucks on the road north of Bely Veros, which was confirmed by the crew Malnev-Yefimov.
He received a number of commendations from the regimental and squadron command for carrying out his combat missions in an excellent manner.
He is a member of the Presidium of the Komsomol organization.
He is dedicated to the Party of Lenin and Stalin and the socialist motherland.
He deserves the Order of the Red Star.
Commander of the 702nd Night-Bomber Aviation Regiment
Military commissar of the 702nd Night-Bomber Aviation Regiment
Lieutenant Vladimir Vasilyevich Lunichenko
Order of the Red Star nr. 82765, obverse and reverse
A Polikarpov U-2 night bomber
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