Comrade Lutsiuk has been fighting the German invaders since the very first days of the Patriotic War. To August 1942, Comrade Lutsiuk served at the __ Torpedo Boat Brigade as the radio operator for Torpedo Boat 73. Here he participated in the defense of Odessa, escorting ships between Odessa and Sebastopol and hunting for enemy submarines. Throughout all operations, Comrade Lutsiuk braved enemy aerial attacks to accomplish his mission. He remained on duty, and maintained radio communication with both the base and other ships.
From the very beginning of the defense of Sebastopol, Comrade Lutsiuk participated in its heroic defense until the very last day; until all of the remaining troops had left the city. Comrade Lutsiuk’s torpedo boat participated in convoy escort operations, transporting foodstuffs to the besieged city, delivering smoke screens under heavy enemy shelling and thus providing a cover for the convoy ships to reach the berths. Comrade Lutsiuk managed to maintain radio communication with stations on land. He also took part in surveillance to track enemy torpedo boats and submarines in the area of operations of our ships. He immediately notified the command of the approaching enemy and provided reliable radio communication. Comrade Lutsiuk participates in detecting mines, dropped by enemy aircraft over the navigation channels.
Following the retreat from Sebastopol, Comrade Lutsiuk and his torpedo boat were assigned to the 2nd Torpedo Boat Brigade. Here, he participated in combat operations in Torpedo Boat 96. As the radio operator for Torpedo Boat 96, Comrade Lutsiuk participated in over ten combat duels with German torpedo boats that were trying to destroy our landing on Malaya Zemlya.
He participated in artillery fire assaults in the port of Anapa, ___, Ozereika and in numerous torpedo boat support operations while also serving as a mine layer. In all of these combat operations Comrade Lutsiuk displayed skill, knowledge and courage.
During the Novorossiysk offensive operation, Comrade Lutsiuk served at the base as radio operator, providing for reliable communication between Headquarters, Torpedo Boat Brigade and the operating torpedo boats. During the liberation of the Tamanskii Peninsula, Comrade Lutsiuk landed at the newly-liberated Utrish Cape in order to provide communications. He performed this task excellently.
Returning to his torpedo boat, Comrade Lutsiuk participated in torpedo boat operations, displaying courage and bravery, providing reliable communications for his torpedo boat commander.