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Red Star, #709085, Scout Platoon Leader

Article about: Award Card Order Booklet 8-838275 1. Last name: Shumkin 2. Name and patrionymic: Nikolai Nikolaevich 3. Rank: Guards Lieutenant 4. Gender: Male 5. Birthyear: 1924 6. Birthplace: Stalingr Obl

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    Default Red Star, #709085, Scout Platoon Leader

    Award Card

    Order Booklet 8-838275

    1. Last name: Shumkin
    2. Name and patrionymic: Nikolai Nikolaevich
    3. Rank: Guards Lieutenant
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1924
    6. Birthplace: Stalingr Obl. Rudnyanskii Region, Village of N. Kondol
    7. Party membership: candidate member 1946
    8. Education: mid-level
    9. Nationality: Russian
    10. Time in Red Army: 7.42 - 6.46
    11. Place of service at awarding: Scout Platoon Leader – 793rd Rifle Regiment, 213th Rifle Division
    12. Place of work at present: Lvov Oblast, Kamenka-Bugskaya, Regional Health Directorate – Supply Director
    13. Home address: Lvov Oblast, Kamenka-Bugskaya, Pavlov St. #14

    14. Awards:

    Designation Serial Number Awarding Organization

    Red Star 709.037 213th Rifle Division dated 12.5.44

    Red Star 709.085 52nd Army dated 18.8.44

    Patriotic War I 94.637 48th Rifle Corps dated 16.10.44

    Verified by Regional Military Commissariat Major (?) on 21st December, 1946

    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Shumkin, Nikolai Nikolaevich
    2. Rank: Guards Junior Lieutenant
    3. Duty position: Platoon Leader – 301st Independent Reconnaissance Company, 213rd Rifle Division
    Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star
    4. Born: 1924
    5. Nationality: Russian
    6. Party membership: n/a
    7. Previous combat: 11.1942-12.1943 Stalingrad Front, 7.43-8.43 Voronezh Front, and since 3.44 on 2 Ukrainian Front
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: wounded three times
    9. In Red Army: since September 1941
    10. Inducted by: Vezovskii Regional Military Commissariat, Stalingrad Oblast
    11. Previous awards: n/a
    12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    On the night of 4th-5th May, 1944, 301st Independent Reconnaissance Company Platoon Leader Junior Lieutenant Nikolai Nikolaevich Shumkin capably organized his platoon’s reconnaissance group and search for intelligence by sneaking up on a wealthy manor northwest of (?).

    Comrade Shumkin and his group of scouts capably attacked an enemy garrison and captured two prisoners, two submachineguns, a machinegun and documents and killed an enemy officer and seven soldiers. For his combat activities Comrade Shumkin is deserving of the Order of the Red Star.

    Signed Commander, 301st Independent Reconnaissance Company, Senior Lieutenant Smertev on 7th May, 1944

    Endorsed Division Intelligence Officer, Captain (?)eenko on 8.5.44



    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Shumkin, Nikolai Nikolaevich
    2. Rank: Junior Lieutenant
    3. Duty position: Platoon Leader – 301st Independent Reconnaissance Company, 213rd Rifle Division
    Recommendation for the Order of the Red Banner
    4. Born: 1924
    5. Nationality: Russian
    6. Party membership: Comsomol member since 1939
    7. Previous combat: since 1.1.42 on the Stalingrad, Steppe, and 2 Ukrainian Fronts
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: wounded twice
    9. In Red Army: since 26.9.41
    10. Previous awards: Red Star by 213 Rifle Division Order 044/N dated 12.5.44
    11. Inducted by: Vizovskii Regional Military Commissariat, Stalingrad Oblast
    12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    Comrade Shumkin has continuously excelled with exceptional steadfastness, valor, and bravery in combat against the German-Romanian invaders. On the night of 14th-15th May, 1944 Comrade Shumkin received the mission to capture an enemy for interrogation and determine the enemy’s defensive system. He and a group of scouts penetrated the enemy’s front lines far into his rear area. Acting boldly and decisively, he attacked a group of Hitlerites and in a quick engagement destroyed 15 soldiers and captured an officer whom he delivered back to the division headquarters. As a result of this bold operation the enemy measures, defensive system, and disposition of firing positions were determined. This bold and decisive operation had a significant influence on the course of the battle to our advantage.

    On 17th July, 1944 Comrade Shumkin again infiltrated into the enemy rear area with a group of soldiers. Crossing a river obstacle he penetrated into the enemy lair unnoticed, and by his decisive actions drove the enemy from his trench, captured a prisoner, destroyed more than 20 Hitlerites, captured two machineguns, and destroyed two bunkers. All of Comrade Shumkin’s fearless and bold actions enabled the division’s command to fully determine the enemy situation and determine the enemy’s defensive measures.

    Signed Commander, 301st Independent Reconnaissance Company, Lieutenant Goldinov

    Endorsed Division Intelligence Officer, Captain Volodin on (?) July, 1944

    Guards Lieutenant Nikolai Nikolaevich Shumkin's Order of the Red Star, #709085.
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    Last edited by Bill Garvy; 07-29-2013 at 11:40 PM.

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    Default Re: Red Star, #709085, Scout Platoon Leader

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    Default Re: Red Star, #709085, Scout Platoon Leader

    Perfect translation, Bill! Nice set!
    I've found some misprints:
    6. Birthplace: Stalingr Obl. Rudnyanskii Region, village of N. Kondol
    10. Time in Red Army: 7.42 - 6.46

    Regards,
    Alex

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    Default Re: Red Star, #709085, Scout Platoon Leader

    Thank you, Alex, edited accordingly. . . I can not take credit for the excellent translation though.

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