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Alyoshin, Andrei Vasilyevich

Date of birth:
June 3rd, 1905 (Novosyolki/Kaluga Oblast, Rusland)
Date of death:
April 11th, 1974 (Popelevo/Kaluga Oblast, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
Soviet (1922-1991, Socialist Republic)

Biography

Last and one of only four persons who were both Hero of the Soviet Union and Cavalier of all three Orders of Glory (1945).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardy serzhant (Guards Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudynogo rascheta 175 gvardeiskogo artillerysko-minomyotnogo polka 4 gvardeiskoi kavaleryskoi divizy (Gun Commander in 175th Guards Artillery Mortar Regiment, 4th Guards Cavalry Division)
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1944
Orden Slavy 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardy starshy serzhant (Guards Senior Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudynogo rascheta 175 gvardeiskogo artillerysko-minomyotnogo polka 4 gvardeiskoi kavaleryskoi divizy (Gun Commander in 175th Guards Artillery Mortar Regiment, 4th Guards Cavalry Division)
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1945

As an Order of Glory 2nd Class wasn't available Alyoshin received another 3rd Class. This one was replaced with a 1st Class on 19 August 1955.
Orden Slavy 2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardy starshy serzhant (Guards Senior Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudynogo rascheta 175 gvardeiskogo artillerysko-minomyotnogo polka 4 gvardeiskoi kavaleryskoi divizy (Gun Commander in 175th Guards Artillery Mortar Regiment, 4th Guards Cavalry Division)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1945
Medal

Serial number 6730.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardy starshy serzhant (Guards Senior Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudynogo rascheta 175 gvardeiskogo artillerysko-minomyotnogo polka 4 gvardeiskoi kavaleryskoi divizy (Gun Commander in 175th Guards Artillery Mortar Regiment, 4th Guards Cavalry Division)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1945

Goes with Gold Star number 6730.
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardy starshy serzhant (Guards Senior Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudynogo rascheta 175 gvardeiskogo artillerysko-minomyotnogo polka 4 gvardeiskoi kavaleryskoi divizy (Gun Commander in 175th Guards Artillery Mortar Regiment, 4th Guards Cavalry Division)
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1945

As an Order of Glory 1st Class wasn't available Alyoshin received a 2nd Class.
Orden Slavy 1

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