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Order of the Red Star, #404171, Squad Leader, 161st Rifle Division

Article about: Award Card Order Booklet B948358 1. Last name: Bogdanov 2. Name and patrionymic: Ivan Kondratevich 3. Rank: Junior Sergeant 4. Gender: Male 5. Birthyear: 1903 6. Birthplace: Kurst Oblast, Ya

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #404171, Squad Leader, 161st Rifle Division

    Award Card

    Order Booklet B948358

    1. Last name: Bogdanov
    2. Name and patrionymic: Ivan Kondratevich
    3. Rank: Junior Sergeant
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1903
    6. Birthplace: Kurst Oblast, Yastrabovskii Region, village of Kule
    7. Party membership: n/a
    8. Education: elementary
    9. Nationality: Russian
    10. Time in Red Army: 11.1942-8.1944
    11. Place of service at awarding: Squad Leader – 161st Rifle Division
    12. Place of work at present: Kursk Oblast, Yastrebovskii Region, Kulevskii Selsovet, “Bolshevik” collective farm leader
    13. Home address: Kursk Oblast, Yastebovskii Region, village of Kule

    14. Awards:

    Designation/Serial Number/Awarding Organization

    Red Star 404.171 161st Rifle Division dated 14th February, 1944

    Verified by Yastebovskii Regional Military Commissariat Major Karpenko on 11th December, 1946

    Unit Award Order

    SECRET

    [trans: “1st Ukrainian Front 15.9.44” and other administrative data written in pencil]

    161st Rifle Division, 1st Ukrainian Front Order 05/N dated 21st March, 1945
    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:

    1. Private Ivan Kondratevich Bogdanov – Squad Leader, 336th Independent Sapper Battalion

    Signed 171st Rifle Division Commander Hero of the Soviet Union General-Major Tertyshnii and Chief of Staff Lieutenant Colonel Tishin

    3 Printed Copies
    1-2 18th Personnel Section
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    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Bogdanov, Ivan Kondratevich
    2. Rank: Private
    3. Duty position: Squad Leader – 336th Independent Sapper Battalion, 161st Rifle Division
    Recommendation for the Bravery Medal
    4. Born: 1903
    5. Nationality: Russian
    6. Party membership: n/a
    7. Previous combat: since November, 1941 on the Voronezh and 1st Ukrainian Fronts
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: wounded
    9. In Red Army: since November, 1941
    10. Inducted by: Yastrabov Regional Military Commissariat, Kursk Oblast
    11. Previous awards: n/a
    12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    Comrade Bogdanov was assigned the mission to cover the emplacement of mines on the lead edge of our defense near the village of Vuyna.

    Despite the enemy fire he personally laid more than a thousand mines and the mission was accomplished on time.

    He has repeatedly set the best examples of accomplishing combat missions.

    I am presenting him to be awarded the Bravery Medal.

    Signed Commander, 336th Independent Sapper Battalion, Major Lanitskii on 4th February, 1944

    Recommended upgrade to Order of the Red Star by Commander, 161st Rifle Division, Hero of the Soviet Union General-Major Tertyshnii on 12th February, 1944

    Awarded the Order of the Red Star by 161st Rifle Division Order 07/N dated 14th February. Signed Chief of 161st Rifle Division 4th Section Major Varonin on 14th February, 1944.

    Private Ivan Kondratevich Bogdanov's Order of the Red Star, #404171.

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