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OPWI 52.359

Messaggio da Alvarez » mar ago 28, 2018 10:10 pm

Hello,

Order of patriotic war 1st class, serial number 52.359 to Jr. Lieutenant Vasilij Evmenovicj Maksimenko, pilot of the 88th fighter regiment.

Brief description of teh merits:

"He arrived to the regiment in July 1943 and begun his combat work against the enemy forces on North-Caucasus front. During this period of his engagement,
comrade MAKSIMENKO conducted 97 combat sorties. Of those: 32 sorties for bombers and assault aircraft escort; 31 interception sorties, 17 ground patrol
sorties; 17 recognisance sorties. Participated in 25 air dogfights, in which, as part of a group, he shot down 2 enemy aircraft. 21.XI.1943, comrade MAKSIMENKO, in a group of 8 LAGG-3 aircrafts, departed for ground patrol mission near Adzhimushkay. At altitude 2800-3000m, they met a group of 12 Ju-87 protected by 4 Me-109. Comrade MAKSIMENKO together with his leading pilot begun attack runs at the enemy airplanes. As the result, they broke their flight formation and dropped the bombs chaotically without purpose. In this engagement, thanks to gallant and decisive actions, comrade MAKSIMENKO shot down 2 enemy aircrafts as part of the group. 22.XI.1943, comrade MAKSIMENKO in a group of 6 LAGG-3 aircrafts, departed for ground patrol mission near Kolonka. Approaching the target area, at the altitude 4000m, comrade MAKSIMENKO spotted two groups of 5 Ju-87 and 6 Ju-88 protected by 8 Me-109. After he radioed this intel to his leader, the group conducted a surprise attack at the enemy bombers. Their flight formation was disrupted and they dropped their bomb load without purpose.

Comrade MAKSIMENKO performs good in dogfights as #2 in a pair formation. Flying succeeding airplane in pair formation, he provides reliable cover to his
leader during attack runs. There has never been a case when his leader was suddenly attacked during attack run.

He has never been in enemy captivity nor in encirclement.

For conducted 97 combat sorties, for excellent execution of the combat orders, for 2 aircrafts shot down in a group, he is worthy of order “RED BANNER”. "

It is very important piece and I would like to know as mach as possible, so the forum mate Egorka is helping me with deep research (as part of the services that he offers). I would like to do it myself but it is really difficult without knowing russian language.

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Re: OPWI 52.359

Messaggio da filo » mar ago 28, 2018 11:24 pm

:o [264 [151
Alvarez ha scritto: Jr. Lieutenant Vasilij Evmenovicj Maksimenko

The transliteration of the name, (Evmenovicj) I do not think it is correct.
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Re: OPWI 52.359

Messaggio da Alvarez » mar ago 28, 2018 11:55 pm

Yes, I love this order. Here the citation:
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Messaggio da filo » mer ago 29, 2018 11:12 pm

[264 Максименко Василий Евменович - Maksimenko Vasilij Evmenovich [257 (OPW1, RS, ORB) :arrow: https://pamyat-naroda.ru/heroes/podvig- ... 26page%3D1

OPW1 :arrow: https://pamyat-naroda.ru/heroes/podvig- ... e21845714/
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Messaggio da airfix » gio ago 30, 2018 11:49 am

You're right, Alvarez, it's a superb order. A real Jewel with an important quote [151
Is that a downgrade of a Red Banner? [137

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Messaggio da Alvarez » gio ago 30, 2018 2:57 pm

airfix ha scritto:You're right, Alvarez, it's a superb order. A real Jewel with an important quote [151
Is that a downgrade of a Red Banner? [137
Yes. It is the most important piece of my collection (I have an incredible german pilot badge, but without serian number who knows what is behind the award).

About the downgrade, why is it so extrange for you?

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Messaggio da airfix » gio ago 30, 2018 6:50 pm

For me there is anything strange, but on the NL and the translation you talk about a Red Banner. I don't read russian and i don't understand if is in effective downgrade.

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Messaggio da filo » gio ago 30, 2018 8:27 pm

Yes, OPW1 for ORB.
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Re: OPWI 52.359

Messaggio da Auke » lun set 03, 2018 9:03 pm

filo ha scritto::o [264 [151
Alvarez ha scritto: Jr. Lieutenant Vasilij Evmenovicj Maksimenko

The transliteration of the name, (Evmenovicj) I do not think it is correct.
'Vasily Yevmenovich' would be a more commonly used transliteration, but there are dozens of transliteration variations out there. [278

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Messaggio da filo » gio set 06, 2018 1:00 am

Auke ha scritto: 'Vasily Yevmenovich' would be a more commonly used transliteration, but there are dozens of transliteration variations out there. [278
Thanks Auke, I have no alternative for do-it-yourself, and I use this. :arrow: http://translit.cc/
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Re: OPWI 52.359

Messaggio da rocketscientist » mer set 12, 2018 11:50 pm

Nevertheless, a gorgeous item with an interesting combat citation. I would have expected he received the ORB for such a long endurance in gallantry, sometime I fail in understanding the logic for awarding OGPW's instead of ORB's (and the other way around).

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Messaggio da filo » mer set 12, 2018 11:59 pm

Si tratta sempre di un OPW1, non di una 2, non mi pare roba da poco, nei confronti di un ORB.
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Messaggio da Dom » mer set 26, 2018 3:07 pm

Nice one , congrats comrade [264

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