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