Orders and medals of World War II Elena G. Borshcheva
Order of the Patriotic War (1st and 2nd Class) • Order of Glory (3rd Class) • Medal for the Defense of Sevastopol • Medal lor the Defense of Кiev • Medal for the Defense of the Caucasus Medal for the Defense ofLeningrad • Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad • Medaj for Defense of the Polar Region Medal for the Defense of Moscow • Medal for the Capture of Koenigsberg • Medal lor the Liberation of Warsaw • Medal for the Capture of Budapest • Medal for Victory over Germany • Medal for Victory over Japan • Medaj for the Capture of Berlin • Medal for Valiant Labor Effort • Partisan Medal (1st Class) • Motherhood Medal (1st Class)
Hero of the Soviet Union According to its Statute, this title was given on servicemen for personal or collective services to the Soviet slate and society that involved heroic feats.
The order of Victory The Order was presented to top military leaders and commanders for their successful frontline operations that drastically changed the military situation.
The order of Lenin The Order of Lenin was presented for particularly outstanding achievements in the field of the revolutionary movement, for labor achievements, for the defense of the socialist homeland for strengthening peace, and other feats.
The order of Red Banner It was presented for particularly outstanding heroic and high-risk military exploits, for bravery, courage and valor displayed during the successful fulfillment of special assignments.
ORDERS OF ALEXANDER SUVOROV AND MIKHAIL KUTUZOV, ORDERS OF ADMIRAL NAKHIMOV AND ADMIRAL USHAKOV were presented to high-ranking military commanders and admirals for their outstanding troop-control successes, for conceiving and conducting outstanding military operations and naval battles that inflicted serious losses on the enemy
Order of the red star This was mostly an officers' award, which was also given to junior officers - platoon and company commanders who could receive the Order of the Red Star and the Order of the Great Patriotic War.
The order of Glory The order was mostly presented to soldiers for their glorious feats of courage, bravery and valor.
Statistics • people who received the honorary title Hero of the Soviet Union - 12772(according toother sources, 12745), including those who • received it twice - 154 • received it thrice - 3 • received it four times - 2 • women who received the title -91 • People who received the title during the Great PatrioticWar(1941 -1945) - 1 1041 (104 twice) . • Heroes of the Soviet Unionalive as of 1 March 2002 - 1294 (39 twice)
Aleksandr Ivanovich Pokryshkin a fighter pilot, the only man who during the Great Patriotic War became Hero of the Soviet Union thrice.He was also the first pilot during the Second World War to bring down 50 enemy planes.
Ivan Nikitovich Kozhedub He became Hero of the Soviet Union and received two Gold Star medals during the war. when he made 330 sorties and brought down 62 enemy planes