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    #16
    Great to have the research now with both awards! Makes these really come to live!
    Collecting Soviet orders and medals.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Parrothead View Post
      I used Igor's research service, which I highly recommend, to discover the back ground on the recipients. Interesting that the ORS was originally recommended as a OPW2 and down graded, but the OPW2 was originally recommended as a ORS and upgraded! Enjoy!

      OPW01.png ​​​​​​
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      Nice award citaton! I would be happy with that one in my collection.
      Did some research on the cities mentioned and unit:

      Rason and Seisin(Chŏngjin) are both along the North-Eastern coast of North Korea. I didn't locate the Kasy railstation.

      4th Aviation Regiment:
      https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/4-%D0%...BE%D0%BB%D0%BA
      As of August 9, 1945, by the beginning of the war with Japan, the regiment included 12 DB-3 aircraft (11 serviceable), 24/23 Il-4, and 34 combat-ready crews. The regiment began to perform combat sorties for its intended purpose on the very first day of the war.
      On the afternoon of August 9, 1945, 2 IL-4 regiments launched a torpedo strike on enemy ships in the Sea of ​​Japan.
      On the night of August 9-10, 1945, 19 IL-4s bombed vehicles in the North Korean port of Rasin.

      On the afternoon of August 10, 1945, 9 IL-4 of the 4th MTAP and 4 DB-3T of the 49th MTAP, under cover of 6 Yak-9 fighters from the 38th IAP, delivered torpedo strikes on enemy ships and ships in the area of ​​the metro station Kazakov and m. Boltina.
      On August 10, 1945, the crews of the regiment acted in conjunction with the crews of the 49th MTAP and the crews of the division’s command to search and torpedo surface targets in the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan.
      Soon, due to the fact that there were no targets for torpedo bombers in the Sea of ​​Japan, the regiment’s crews were redirected to actions on the enemy’s coastal targets. So, on August 16, 1945, 16 IL-4s of the 4th MTAP attacked the Seishin railway station.

      Ilyushin Il-4:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin_Il-4


      2nd Navy Aviation Division:
      https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-%D1%...92%D0%9C%D0%A4

      Looking for Soviet orders and medals for my collection.

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        #18
        Thank, great information! Here are three photos of the squadron Igor included with the research.

        extra1 - 4 mine-torpedo aviation regiment 1944.jpg

        extra3 - photo 4 mine-torpedo aviuation regiment 1941.jpg extra2 - photo 4 mine-torpedo aviuation regiment 1941.jpg

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          #19
          Both nice original late WWII awards. Nice find.
          Richard.

          Deus Dat Incrementum

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