Prokophy Grigorievich Drannik

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Alvarez
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Prokophy Grigorievich Drannik

Messaggio da Alvarez » gio gen 16, 2020 8:06 pm

Hello everybody,

Documented group to Prokophy Grigorievich Drannik, born in 1905 in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine. He participates in the war as a firing battery Commander in the 1974th airfield protection anti-aircraft regiment and was awarded with following medals:
  • Medal for battle merits serial number 1.631.424
  • Order of red star serial number 1.436.901 awarded on 07.06.1945
  • Order of red star serial number 3.546.398 awarded on 31.05.1943
  • Medal for defense of Stalingrad
  • Medal for liberation of Warsaw
  • Medal for capture of Berlin
  • Medal for victory over Germany

Brief description of the reasons why he was awarded the battle merits medal:
"Comrade DRANNIK has been on the Patriotic war fronts since May 1942 and has proved himself as a gallant and resourceful officer. Leading an AA
machine-gun platoon, he twice was engaged in defending station SJTJIGRY from enemy airstrike. His timely and well places AA fire downed two enemy planes and
forced the rest to break formation and cancel attack on the station.
Commanding the firing positions of 1974 airfield protection AA regiment since 1943, comrade DRANNIK raised and trained his platoon into a strong unit,
which is ready for any mission.
Comrade DRANNIK is fully dedicated to the task of training his platoon. His platoon was the best in the company during the whole year. He works hard to
improve his skills and knowledge. As the result, he fully fulfils requirements for a battery commander.
For excellent leadership and combat training of his troops, Comrade DRANNIK is worthy of order “RED STAR”.
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Brief description of the reasons why he was awarded the order of red star:
"Working in the regiment since its first day, Sr. Lt. DRANNIK Prokophy Grigorievich, showed himself as one of the disciplined and skilful platoon commanders. The platoon lead by Lt. DRANNIK has good combat and political evaluations. The platoons personnel has been many times noted in the regiment dispatches.
He always keeps the weaponry in exemplary condition. Personally comrade DRANNIK is a skilful AA specialist and has large experience in leading personnel, has is respected by his people.
In the Patriotic war participate since very beginning, being all the time in field forces. Politically competent and is dedicated to the cause of Lenin-Stalin party and Socialist Motherland.
For active participation in Patriotic war and for good leadership skills, Lt. DRANNIK is worthy order “RED STAR”.
".


Brief description of the reasons why he was awarded the order of red star:
"10.05.1943, an enemy formation of 30 airplanes of Ju-87 type conducted an airstrike on the railway station SJTJIGRY when the AA company was on transit to the new location. During the strike the train stopped and the AA company engaged the enemy airplane group.
Platoon Commander Lt. DRANNIK gave his platoon the order to open fire. The very first salvo of the first cannon crew hit and set aflame the leading Ju-87. Continuing fire at the diving towards the station planes, the platoon’s second cannon crew downed another Ju-87. Both planes crashed near village Vyzovoe.
Lt. DRANNIK is a capable platoon commander, and excellent specialist in his field, his platoon is the best one in the company, disciplined and gallant, enthusiastic commander. He is worthy of medal “For Bravery”.
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Re: Prokophy Grigorievich Drannik

Messaggio da komsomol » gio gen 16, 2020 11:06 pm

A double red star group, I am jealous [bee

You got this group recently or this is an old find freshly researched?
This mark of curiosity is an attempt to ask an opinion about the curent market...

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Messaggio da komsomol » gio gen 16, 2020 11:10 pm

Oh did you gave us the three decrets in chronological order?

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Re: Prokophy Grigorievich Drannik

Messaggio da Alvarez » gio gen 16, 2020 11:50 pm

Hi Komsomol, I bought that group on 30/10/2017 and I researched after buying it. I have some documented groups and as I have decent scans of the medals I decided to present here in the forum.

The description of the merits is in the same order I wrote the awards:
1. Battle merits medal.
2. ORS 1945
3. ORS 1943

It is a little bit strange that the ORS of 1943 has really high serial number, probably because the order arrived to the veteran late.

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Re: Prokophy Grigorievich Drannik

Messaggio da komsomol » ven gen 17, 2020 12:23 am

Thank you! An ebay find? I must confess we lost all our dealers here in France.
And I'm exrremly cautious about wartime groups. And dealers are in pure delire...

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