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Order of the Red Star, #182725, Sailor, Northern Fleet Red Banner Submarine Brigade Shore Base

Article about: Award Card Order Booklet B 946074 1. Last name: Ganichev 2. Name and patrionymic: Petr Ilich 3. Rank: Reserve Seaman 4. Gender: Male 5. Birthyear: 1895 6. Birthplace: village of Andr., Yaros

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #182725, Sailor, Northern Fleet Red Banner Submarine Brigade Shore Base

    Award Card

    Order Booklet B 946074

    1. Last name: Ganichev
    2. Name and patrionymic: Petr Ilich
    3. Rank: Reserve Seaman
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1895
    6. Birthplace: village of Andr., Yarosl. Oblast
    7. Party membership: n/a
    8. Education: elementary
    9. Nationality: Russian
    10. Time in Red Army: 7.1941 – 7.1945
    11. Place of service at awarding: (?), Northern Fleet, Submarine Brigade
    12. Place of work at present: Leningrad, “Vydvizhenets” Factory - painter
    13. Home address: Leningrad, Kr. Konnitsa, Bldg. 10, Apt. 1

    14. Awards:
    Designation Serial Number Awarding Organization
    Red Star 182.725 Northern Fleet, Submarine Brigade 22.8.43
    Victory over Germany Medal Edict dated 9.5.45

    Verified by (?)skii Regional Military Commissariat Colonel Galkovskii on 6th March, 1947

    Unit Award Order

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    [trans: stamped “Submitted to Red Navy Personnel Directorate Archives on 7.9.1943” and “Declassified”]

    Northern Fleet, Red Banner Submarine Brigade Order 011/N dated 22nd August, 1943, city of Polyarnoe

    On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR, I award the following decorations for exemplary accomplishment of the Command’s missions in the struggle against the German invaders and for having displayed valor and bravery:

    Order of the Red Star to:

    3. Red Seaman Petr Ilich Ganichev – Sailor, Northern Fleet Red Banner Submarine Brigade Shore Base

    Signed Commander, Captain I Class Kolyshkin, and Chief of Staff, Captain I Class Skorokhvatov

    4 Copies
    1- Original
    2- 2-4 Northern Fleet Chief of Personnel
    Compiled by Alimov
    220843 MP

    Award Sheet to Northern Fleet Red Banner Submarine Brigade Shore Base Seaman Petr Ilich Ganichev for the Order of the Red Star

    1. Birth year: 1895
    2. Nationality: Russian
    3. Social origins: collective farmer from peasant family
    4. Party membership: n/a
    5. In Red Army: mobilized from reserves in 1941
    6. Civil War participation: n/a
    7. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
    8. Previous awards: n/a
    9. Previous recommendations: certificates of appreciation
    10. Service in White or other bourgeois armies or POW: n/a
    11. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    Working as a mooring and pier boatswain, Comrade Ganichev has supported the safety of the submarine moorings at the base and despite abrupt changes in the meteorological conditions did not permit a single submarine accident on their moorings. His diligent service attitude and accurate accomplishment of his duties have earned his respect among the submarine officers. During air raid sirens he is always at his post, ready at any moment to render the necessary assistance to the submarines. During an enemy air raid in July, 1942 Comrade Ganichev displayed exceptional bravery, resourcefulness, and decisiveness in extinguishing a fire that had begun on a mooring due to the result of an enemy bomb. Risking his life Comrade Ganichev extinguished the flame, thus preventing the spread of the fire on the mooring and other structures.

    He accomplishes his command’s orders quickly, accurately, and neatly, displaying both initiative and energy. He keeps the moorings, piers, and docks in full operational ability and is always ready in any meteorological and climactic conditions to accept submarines.

    He has earned several commendations from the Red Banner Submarine Base during his service.

    He has exhibited unlimited dedication to the Motherland in all aspects of his service.

    For bravery, boldness, and decisiveness displayed during enemy aviation bombing, for safe dockage of the submarine moorings, and for excellent service he is deserving of the Order of the Red Star.

    Signed Commander, Northern Fleet Red Banner Submarine Brigade Shore Base, Captain III Class Mordenko on 10th August, 1943

    Endorsed Commander, Northern Fleet Red Banner Submarine Brigade, Captain I Class Kolyshkin on 22nd August, 1943

    Petr Ilich Ganichev's Order of the Red Star, #182725, and incidentally, he was in his late 40's when he was awarded his Red Star.

    My thanks to Auke and Paul Schmitt for their invaluable assistance.
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