"Squadron Commander Airiev especially distinguished himself during the defeat of the enemy's Taman grouping and the liberation of Donbass. On his combat account, there were 12 enemy aircraft, 12 tanks, 150 vehicles, 20 artillery pieces, 10 dugouts, 3 crossings. By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 13, 1944, for the exemplary performance of the combat missions of the command on the front of the struggle against the Nazi invaders and the courage and heroism shown at the same time, Captain Airiev Armen Tevanovich was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin."
Another honored ally,
Brian & Mel