Konstantin Matveyevich Voilochnikov

Order of the Red Star nr. 2095898 was awarded by Order of the 2nd Air Army of May 29, 1945 to 33-year-old Major Konstantin Matveyevich Voilochnikov (Константин Матвеевич Войлочников), chief of staff of the 428th Airfield Service Battalion, 44th Airfield Basing Region, 2nd Air Army, 1st Ukrainian Front.

Promotions

Date

Lieutenant

November 7, 1937

Senior Lieutenant

1939

Captain

January 21, 1942

Major

May 14, 1944


Record card

Order booklet / certificate nr. 539096

1. Last name: Voilochnikov
2. First name and patronymic: Konstantin Matveyevich
3. Military rank: Major
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1911
6. Place of birth: Syzran Raion, Kuibyshev Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1937
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From December 1933 to June 1946
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Chief of staff of the 428th Airfield Service Battalion, 44th Airfield Basing Region
12. Current place of service and position: Unemployed
13. Home address of the awardee: __ R. Luxemburg Street, city of Abakan, Krasnoyarsk Krai

14. List of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Combat Merit

1812906

Temporary certificate nr. 072507

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 3, 1944

Order of the Red Star [citation]

2095898

Temporary certificate nr. I-052847

Order of the 2nd Air Army nr. 0313/N of May 29, 1945

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 Abakan
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Borovikov/
September 7, 1946


Award sheet

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Voilochnikov, Konstantin Matveyevich
2. Rank: Major
3. Position and unit: Chief of staff of the 428th Airfield Service Battalion

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

4. Year of birth: 1911
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party membership and period: Member of the Communist Party since 1943
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): Frontline service in the Patriotic War since June 6, 1943. Voronezh Front from June 6, 1943 to September 10, 1943; 1st Ukrainian Front from September 10, 1943 to September 15, 1944; 1st Belorussian Front from September 15, 1944 to October 15, 1944; and 1st Ukrainian Front since October 15, 1944
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1937
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Kuznetsk Raion
11. Previous awards (for which achievements): Medal for Combat Merit for long-standing and impeccable service in the Red Army
12. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his family): _______________

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

He has been serving in the battalion as chief of staff since November 1944. As chief of staff he efficiently oversees all staff sections and services and quickly and properly organizes all duties necessary to support the air units' combat operations.

During relocations to a new airfield he properly leads all activities, taking into account the support of the air units at their new airfield. Throughout comrade Voilochnikov's service as chief of staff, the battalion has been continuously supporting two bomber regiments (the 35th and 38th Bomber Regiments). Owing to the efficiency of the staff, no disruptions or delays in the supporting the air regiments' combat operations occurred.

Since January 13, 1945, during the Front's period of offensive operations, he ensured the air units could conduct their combat operations by carrying out 5 relocations to forward airfields and supporting 950 combat sorties and 500 other aircraft sorties. 948 tons of aviation fuel, 43 tons of aviation oil, 685 tons of domestically manufactured bombs, and 83 tons of captured bombs were brought up and expended during the air regiment's combat sorties. 2 aircraft engines were supplied to the regiments to carry out repairs, 51 aircraft were repairs, and 75,000 daily rations were consumed. 4000 tons of cargo were brought up by transport vehicles.

The headquarters of the supported air regiments are content with the chief of staff's efforts. During his time as chief of staff he has proven to possess a thorough understanding of operational staff work. He demonstrates a serious and considerate attitude toward his duties, and anything he starts he sees through to the end.

For properly ensuring that all staff sections and services of the staff were led efficiently with respect to supporting the combat operations of the air units based at the airfield, he deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Commanding officer of the 428th Airfield Service Battalion
Major [signed] /Reznik/
April 7, 1945



Major Konstantin Matveyevich Voilochnikov


Order of the Red Star nr. 2095898, obverse and reverse



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