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Order of the Red Star, 350297, to a Political Officer

Article about: Award Card Order Booklet B 070679 1. Last name: Gladkii 2. Name and patrionymic: Nikolai Parfirev 3. Rank: Lieutenant Colonel 4. Gender: Male 5. Birthyear: 1911 6. Birthplace: Piryatin, Polt

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    Default Order of the Red Star, 350297, to a Political Officer

    Award Card
    Order Booklet B 070679
    1. Last name: Gladkii
    2. Name and patrionymic: Nikolai Parfirev
    3. Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1911
    6. Birthplace: Piryatin, Poltava Oblast
    7. Party membership: since 1st May, 1939
    8. Education: mid-level
    9. Nationality: Ukrainian
    10. Time in Red Army: 1941-1946
    11. Place of service at awarding: 11th Artillery Regiment, 73rd Rifle Division, 48th Army – Deputy Regimental Commander for Political Units
    12. Place of work at present: village of St. Saltov, Deputized by USSR Ministry of Purchases for Repair Items
    13. Home address: village of St. Saltov, Selsovet Crossing #1

    14. Awards:
    Designation Serial Number Awarding Organization
    Patriotic War II 34.455 48th Army dated 9.08.43
    Red Star 350.297 48th Army dated 20.11.43
    Red Banner 127.887 48th Army dated 28.08.44
    Patriotic War I 177.660 48th Army dated 17.04.45
    Combat Service Medal n/a Edict dated 26.10.55
    Victory over Germany Medal
    Capture of Koenigsberg Medal
    Verified by St. Saltov Regional Military Commissariat captain on 27th January, 1947



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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, 350297, to a Political Officer

    From a recommendation of a Red Banner to a Red Star.

    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Gladkii, Nikolai Porfirevich
    2. Rank: Major
    3. Duty position: Deputy Commander for Political Units – 11th Artillery Regiment, 73rd Rifle Division
    Recommendation for the Order of the Red Banner
    4. Born: 1911
    5. Nationality: Ukrainian
    6. Party membership: yes
    7. Previous combat: since 25th April, 1942
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
    9. In Red Army: 1935-1936 and since 27th June, 1941
    10. Inducted by: Staro-Salto Regional Military Commissariat, Kharkov Oblast
    11. Previous awards: OPWII by 48th Army Order #12/N dated 9.08.43
    12. Home of record: Stalingrad Oblast, Kikvizinskii Region, Don-Yakushi Hill

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    Serving as Deputy Commander for Political Units in combat 9-11 September, 1943 and fulfilling the Command’s combat mission to build a crossing with his forces across the Desna river Krymskii Bugor, Gremyachevskii Region, Chernigov Oblast under enemy artillery and mortar fire, he personally led his crew in delivering construction materiel, preparing the approach to the river and construction of the crossing, resulting in the headlong work of his personnel and capable organization of the crossing and its construction in the shortest time. Afterwards while at the crossing, despite the enemy artillery and mortar fire he personally directed equipment, munitions, personnel, and horses across the river without any losses, thus enabling the successful advance of our infantry.

    I am thus submitting Comrade Nikolai Porfirevich Gladkii to be awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

    Signed Commander, 11th Artillery Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Aistov on 25th September 1943

    Endorsed Commander for Political Units, 73rd Rifle Division, Colonel Aleksandrov on 5th October 1943

    Endorsed Commander, 73rd Rifle Division, General-Major Sm(?) on 6th October 1943

    Endorsed Chief of Staff Political Section, 42nd Rifle Corps, Guards Colonel Lasa(?) on 9th October 1943

    Endorsed,(?) 48th Army, Colonel Miftakhov on (?) October, 1943

    Endorsed Commaner, 42nd Rifle Corps, General-Major Kolganov on 15th October, 1943

    Recommended downgrade to Order of the Red Star, 48th Army Artillery Commander, General-Major of Artillery Timotievich on 24th October, 1943

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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, 350297, to a Political Officer

    Lieuteant Colonel Nikolai Porfirevich Gladkii's Red Star. . .
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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, 350297, to a Political Officer

    Wonderful award and superb research. My heart is always in my mouth when the letter containing the research drops through my letter box just never know what to expect. Thanks for showing

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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, 350297, to a Political Officer

    Whilst awaiting translation of the Colonel's Service Records, I thought a poignant look at the effects of war on his visage quite compelling; a picture is indeed worth a thousand words. . .
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    Last edited by Bill Garvy; 02-20-2012 at 04:53 PM.

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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, 350297, to a Political Officer

    Service record card

    1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Gladky, Nikolai Porfiryevich
    2. Date of birth: May 14, 1911, city of Piryatin, Poltava Oblast
    3. Nationality: Ukrainian
    4. Knowledge of foreign languages and level: No
    5. Social situation and background: Serviceman from a family of servicemen
    6. Party affiliation
    Member of the Communist Party since: 1939
    Party membership booklet nr.: 2358534
    Candidate-member of the Communist Party since:
    Member of the Komsomol since:
    Not a party member:
    Party penalties and changes in party affiliation:
    7. Education
    General: Finished Berezovaya Rudka Livestock Vocational School, Poltava Oblast in 1933
    Military (indicate full names of all military educational institutions, month and year of graduation, attended a full or accelerated course): Student at the Lenin Military Political Academy in 1941
    Political: No
    8. Service at the front: In the Patriotic War: Bryansk Front from January 1942 to October 1942 as military commissar of an independent battalion _____ ______ Belorussian Front from October 1942 to May 1945 as deputy regimental commander for political affairs
    9. Wounds and contusions: Lightly wounded on September 25, 1943 in _____ right leg, city of Novogybkovo, Oryol Oblast
    10. Awards (orders and medals): Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class, Order of the Red Star, Order of the Red Banner, order booklet nr. , Medal for the Capture of Königsberg
    11. Has he been in captivity, surrounded – when, where and for how long (when having been surrounded, only note escapes not with a unit): No
    12. Registration numbers:
    13. Registered where: Stary Saltov Raion, Kharkov Oblast

    14. Conferment of military ranks By whose order Order nr. Date
    Lieutenant Colonel People’s Commissariat of Defense 034/P Jan 1, 1945




    15. Personnel category: Military-political, reserve of the 1st category
    16. Branch of arms: Artillery, military specialty nr. 231
    17. State of health: Healthy
    18. Attended trainings:
    19. Place of service and duty position (or nature of activities outside military service): Doesn’t work
    20. Family situation and home address: Married. Wife: Marfa Dmitriyevna Gladkaya, born in 1915. Sons: Vitaly born in 1935, son Leonty born in 1937. 1 Selsovetsky [“Rural District”] Street, Stary Saltov
    21. Special remarks: Military ID nr. E-025763

    [Diagonal red writing: “Removed from the records of reserve officers of the Armed Forces ____ registered for Armed Forces cadres _____ _____ Military Commissariat of the Stary Saltov Raion of April 20, 1950, file 20, article 746”]



    22. Service in the Soviet Army:

    Name of the duty position Name of the unit By whose order Order nr. Date
    May 1935 to Oct 1936, machine gunner 124th Artillery Regiment of the Reserve of the High Command No data in file
    Jun 1941 to Dec 1941, student at Military-Political Academy Lenin Military-Political Academy No data in file
    Dec 1941 to Oct 1942, military commissar Independent mortar battalion, 122nd Rifle Brigade No data in file
    Oct 1942 to Aug 1946, deputy regimental commander for political affairs 11th Artillery Regiment, 73rd Rifle Division, 48th Army No data in file
    Demobilized from the Red Army in accordance with article 43, point A by Order of the Main Political Directorate of the Armed Forces of the USSR nr. 02398 of August 7, 1946

    Military commissar of the Stary Saltov Raion
    Hero of the Soviet Union
    Guards Major [signed] /Zubiyev/

    Commissariat officer
    Lieutenant [signed] /Lukyantsev/


    23. Transfered to the reserve, 1st category with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel
    24. Retired with the rank of:
    25. Attestation
    On which duty position – Final conclusion of the attestation - Date


    Service record card

    Card nr. D-500996

    1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Gladky, Nikolai Porfiryevich
    2. Born on: May 14, 1911
    3. Nationality: Ukrainian
    4. Knowledge of foreign languages and level of mastery: No
    5. Place of birth (according to the current administrative division): City of Piryatin, Poltava Oblast
    6. Social situation and profession (prior to call-up for Armed Forces): Serviceman – livestock specialist
    7. Party affiliation
    Member of the Communist Party since: 1939
    Party membership booklet nr.: 04530380
    Candidate member of the Communist Party since:
    Member of the Komsomol since:
    Not a party member:
    Membership of other parties: No
    Party penalties and changes in party affiliation: No
    8. Education (note the exact name of the educational institution, when graduated, period of education and number of classes or courses for unfinished education):
    General and special: Finished Berezovaya Rudka Livestock Vocational School, city of Piryatin, Poltava Oblast in 1933
    Military: Military-Political Course for Reserve Political Officers from December 1939 to March 1940, Course for Deputy Commanders for Political Affairs of Regiments and Independent Battalions at Political Officer’s Course in Leningrad from November 1, 1951 to September 3, 1952
    Political: No

    9. Conferment of military ranks By whose order Order nr. Date
    Junior Politruk People’s Commissariat of Defense 62/3 1941
    Politruk
    Senior Politruk Chief of the Main Political Directorate Dec 29, 1941
    Battalion Commissar Bryansk Front 0188/P Aug 30, 1942
    Major Bryansk Front 0504/P Nov 5, 1942
    Lieutenant Colonel People’s Commissariat of Defense 034/P Jan 1, 1945


    10. Service at the front in the Patriotic War (when, where and for how long): Bryansk Front from January 10, 1942 to October 1, 1942, 1st and 3rd Belorussian Front from October 1, 1942 to May 9, 1945
    11. Participation in the Civil War, the war against the Fins and other combat actions for the defense of the USSR prior to the Patriotic War (where, from when to when, day, month and year): No
    12. Wounds and contusions (when, where and nature of the wound): Wounded in the right leg on September 25, 1943
    13. Military ID nr. BM-045455, date of issue October 11, 1957





    14. When (month and year) called up for the Armed Forces, having worked in which capacity, from where (name and location of enterprise, kolkhoz etc.) and by which military commissariat (if called up several times, note consecutively from when to when he served and when he was called up for the last time): May 11, 1935 and from June 1941 to February 15, 1950, called up by the Military Commissariat of the Stary Saltov Raion, Kharkov Oblast

    15. Service in the Armed Forces:

    Name of duty position Place of service (unit, institution, formation, army, front or district, fleet or flotilla) By whose order Order nr. Day, month and year
    Nov 5, 1935 to Oct 25, 1936, machine gunner 124th Artillery Regiment of the Reserve of the High Command, Kharkov Military District
    Oct 25, 1936 to Jun 25, 1941 In reserve
    Jun 25, 1941 to Dec 10, 1941, student Lenin Military-Political Academy in Moscow Military-Political Academy 227 Jul 2, 1941
    Dec 10, 1941 to Oct 20, 1942, military commissar Independent mortar battalion, 122nd Rifle Brigade 48th Army 0154 Feb 16, 1942
    Oct 20, 1942 to Aug 7, 1946, deputy regimental commander for political affairs 11th Artillery Regiment, 73rd Rifle Division, 48th Army Confirmed by attestations over 1943 1946
    Aug 7, 1946 to Feb 15, 1950 In reserve People’s Commissar of Defense, Main Political Directorate of the Soviet Army 02398 Aug 7, 1946
    Feb 15, 1950 to Oct 3, 1951, secretary of the party organization District Arms Depot nr. 875, Arkhangelsk Military District Arkhangelsk Military District 089 Mar 31, 1950
    Oct 3, 1951 to Sep 3, 1952, student Course for Political Officers of the Soviet Army, city of Leningrad People’s Commissar of Defense, Main Political Directorate of the Soviet Army 0653 Oct 3, 1951
    Sep 3, 1952 to Jul 15, 1954, deputy commander for political affairs 492nd Howitzer Artillery Battalion, 20th Tank Division, Northern Group of Forces People’s Commissar of Defense, Main Political Directorate of the Soviet Army 0396 Sep 27, 1952
    Jul 15, 1954 to Nov 18, 1955, deputy commander for political affairs 406th Independent Guards Mortar Battalion, 20th Tank Division, Northern Group of Forces Northern Group of Forces 022 Jul 19, 1954
    Nov 18, 1955 to May 20, 1957, deputy commander for political affairs 219th Medical Battalion, 20th Tank Division, Northern Group of Forces Northern Group of Forces 024/P Nov 12, 1955
    May 20, 1957 to Sep 16, 1957 At the disposal of the Northern Group of Forces Northern Group of Forces 082 May 20, 1957
    Feb 16, 1957, transfered to the reserve in accordance with article 57, point A, due to specified lengths of active service High Command of the Ground Forces 03244 Feb 30, 1957
    Military commissar of the Volchansk Raion
    Guards Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Falko/
    March 20, 1958

    Conclusion: can be used during wartime as deputy commander for political affairs of an artillery regiment.


    Last name, first name and patronymic:
    16. Awards and award dates: Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class on Aug 9, 1945; Order of the Red Star on Nov 20, 1943; Order of the Red Banner on Aug 28, 1944; Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class on May 9, 1945; Combat Merits Medal on Oct 26, 1955; Medal for the Victory over Germany on May 9, 1945; Medal for the Capture of Königsberg on May 9, 1945
    17. Stays abroad (when, where and for how long): In Poland from August 1944 to May 9, 1945 and from November 1952 to August 1957
    18. Service in the old army, last duty position and rank: No
    19. Service in the White Army or other foreign armies (only note service in foreign armies when the officer wasn’t serving in the Soviet Army at the same time): No
    20. Has he been in captivity or surrounded, when, where and for how long (only note escapes not with a unit): No
    21. Has he been convicted, when and by which courts, what for and for how long, has the conviction been retracted (note periods with punishment units as part of the sentence): No
    22. Registration numbers:
    23. Registered where: Military Commissariat of the Volchansk Raion, Kharkov Oblast, Kiev Military District
    24. Personnel category: Political corps, reserve of the 1st category
    25. Branch of arms: Artillery, military specialty nr. 231
    26. State of health: Fit for service
    27. Attended trainings:
    28. Place of service and duty position (or nature of activities outside military service): As of March 1, 1958 director of a butter factory, Stary Saltov Raion, Kharkov Oblast
    29. Family situation and address (note last name, first name and patronymic, wife’s year of birth, children’s names and years of birth, father’s and mother’s name and patronymic if the officer is a bachelor, address of the officer’s family if living apart, address of the reserve officer himself): Wife: Marfa Dmitriyevna Gladkaya, born in 1915. Son Vitaly born in 1935, son Leonid born in 1937. Selsovetsky Street, Stary Saltov
    30. Special remarks:


    Many thanks to Auke for the speedy research and translation!
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