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Order of the Red Star, #479772, Sniper, 585th Rifle Regiment, 130th Rifle Division, 5th Shock Army

Article about: Award Card Order Booklet A 422184 1. Last name: Artemova 2. Name and patrionymic: Lidiya Vasilevna 3. Rank: Reserve Private 4. Gender: Female 5. Birthyear: 1918 6. Birthplace: Tombov Oblast,

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #479772, Sniper, 585th Rifle Regiment, 130th Rifle Division, 5th Shock Army

    Award Card

    Order Booklet A 422184

    1. Last name: Artemova
    2. Name and patrionymic: Lidiya Vasilevna
    3. Rank: Reserve Private
    4. Gender: Female
    5. Birthyear: 1918
    6. Birthplace: Tombov Oblast, Staro-Yureven. Region, village of (?)zinets
    7. Party membership: since 1944
    8. Education: mid-level
    9. Nationality: Russian
    10. Time in Red Army: 11.1942-5.1944
    11. Place of service at awarding: Sniper – 585th Rifle Regiment, 130th Rifle Division, 5th Shock Army
    12. Place of work at present: unemployed
    13. Home address: Leningrad, B. Gushkarskaya St., Bldg. 8, Apt. 12

    14. Awards:
    Designation/Serial Number/Awarding Organization

    Red Star 479.772 130th Rifle Division dated 3.02.1944

    Verified by Petrograd Regional Military Commissariat Colonel Ribnikin on 16th October, 1946

    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Artemova, Lidiya Vasilevna
    2. Rank: Private
    3. Duty position: Sniper – 1st Rifle Battalion, 528th Rifle Regiment , 130th Taganrog Red Banner Rifle Division
    Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star
    4. Born: 1918
    5. Nationality: Russian
    6. Party membership: n/a
    7. Previous combat: since February, 1942 on the Southern Front
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: wounded twice
    9. In Red Army: since February, 1942
    10. Inducted by: voluntarily at the Michurinsk Regional Military Commissariat, Tambov Oblast
    11. Previous awards: n/a
    12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    She has been a participant of offensive operations from the Mius river to the enemy fortified area on the Molochnei river. Continuously situated in the fighting formations of attacking small units, Sniper Artemova in August and September 1942 alone had to her record two destroyed enemy soldier and officers.

    In fighting for Kulikovo, Pesmanii, and Voroshilovskii she exhibited examples of personal boldness and bravery, motivating soldiers to the attack by her examples. In the engagement for Voroshilovskii she was wounded the first time, but did not abandon her post. Upon accomplishment of her combat mission she received her second wound near Zelenii Lug.

    She is a true patriot of her Motherland, and frontline soldier-young lady Artemova is deserving of the Order of the Red Star.

    Signed Commander, 275th Guards Destroyer Anti-Tank Artillery Regiment, Guards Lieutenant Colonel Temakov on 17th January, 1945

    Endorsed Commander, 528th Rifle Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Bokarev on 30th January, 1944

    Endorsed Commander, 130th Taganrog Red Banner Rifle Division, Colonel Sychev on 3rd February, 1944

    Awarded the Order of the Red Star by 130th Taganrog Red Banner Rifle Division Order 03/N dated 3rd February, 1944. Signed Division 4th Section Chief Major of Administrative Services Belii

    Unit Award Order

    SECRET

    [trans: “4 Ukrainian Front 29.4.44” and other administrative data written in pencil]

    130th Taganrog Red Banner Rifle Division, 4th Ukrainian Front Order 03/N dated 3rd February, 1944

    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 Lidiya Vasilevna Artemova – Sniper, 1st Rifle Battalion, 528th Rifle Regiment

    Signed Commander, 130th Taganrog Red Banner Rifle Division, Colonel Sychev

    3 Copies
    1- Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR
    2- Peoples Commissariat of Defense Main Personnel Directorate
    3- On file

    Private Lidiya Vasilevna Artemova's Order of the Red Star, #479772.

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