Battle of STALINGRAD
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Certificate for a Defense of Stalingrad Medal, May 1946. Hand-signed by Hero of the Soviet Union Maj. General Filippov, the famous hero of Stalingrad who led the tank column that captured the key bridge in Kalach thus trapping the German VI Army in the Stalingrad pocket. The document was issued to a highly decorated medical officer in a Guards mechanized division who served under Filippov's command after the war. The document is in very good condition, far better than the average. Comes with a copy of the article about Filippov in the official Soviet- era catalog Heroes of the Soviet Union.
Certificate for a Defense of Stalingrad Medal, March 1945. Hand-signed by anArmored 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.
Soviet Information Bureau Daily War Communique, Soviet Stalingrad counteroffensive.
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.