Battle of STALINGRAD
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Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad, Variation 1, 1940s issue. In excellent condition and includes original suspension. One of the best examples we've had in recent years.
Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad, Variation 1, 1940s issue. In very fine condition, an attractive example showing a lot of character and free of major flaws. Includes original WW2 suspension with old ribbon.
Award Document for Defense of Stalingrad Medal, June 1944 issue to a 24-year-old female medical nurse. Hand-signed by Tank Corps General, Commander of the Armored Troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front. The recipient was also awarded with a Medal for Combat Service for selflessly helping wounded soldiers during the Battle of Budapest. VG condition.
Certificate for a Defense of Stalingrad Medal, March 1945. Hand-signed by an Armored Corps Major General, commander of the Poltava Tank School. The recipient fought at Stalingrad as an infantry private of the 65th Army during the defensive phase of the battle. The document is in good condition.
Temporary Duplicate Award Document for a Defense of Stalingrad Medal, Aug. 1943 issue to a Sergeant of the 40th Guards Tank Regiment. Extremely rare early certificate in good condition.
Order of the Patriotic War 1st cl., Type 1, Var. 2 (w. stick-pin), #5221, April 1943 issue to a AAA squadron commander for shooting down 6 and damaging 2 German airplanes, most of them during the Battle of Stalingrad. His task was mainly protecting the railways bringing vital supplies to Stalingrad from the north. VF to EXC condition, very rare for this version of the order. Comes with archival research.
Medal for Combat Service, Type 1 Var. 3, #138944, Battle of Stalingrad award to a machine gun squad leader of the 24th Army, Don Front. On 21 January 1943, during the final stage of the battle, he destroyed with the fire of his machine gun 3 German weapon nests and 23 soldiers while storming a height north of the Gumrak airfield. The recipient proved to be a real war hero: later during the Patriotic War, he also earned two Orders of the Red Star and two Orders of Glory - an extraordinary number of combat decorations for an Infantry NCO! The medal is in fine to very fine condition and includes original Type 1 suspension (albeit with reduced screw post). Comes with archival research.
Soviet Information Bureau Daily War Communique, Soviet Stalingrad counteroffensive.
Red Army Field Binoculars, 6x30, uncommon piece by the IZOS Factory (aka Factory #353 of the Narkomat for Armaments). Likely of 1941 manufacture, these binoculars could have been used during the Battle of Stalingrad. Maker-marked and serial- numbered. Very good condition.
M 1898/30 Mosin-Nagant socket bayonet with retaining mechanism, late 1930s - 1945 issue. Shows an arsenal mark. In unissued condition, retains well over 90% of its original blueing and has only a minor amount of rust on the base of the blade.
Veteran's Badge in Commemoration of the 35th Anniversary of the 8th Air Army, 1977 Issue. In very fine to excellent condition.
Badge of a Veteran of the 16th Air Army, circa 1970s - 80s. In very fine to excellent condition.
Badge of a Veteran of the 289th Ground Attack / Bomber Aviation Division, issued on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the unit in 1992. The division, then under the 8th Air Army, played a prominent role in all phases of the Battle of Stalingrad.