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Medal for Combat Service, #2213339, Driver, 61st Independent Motorized Pontoon Bridge Battalion

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    Default Medal for Combat Service, #2213339, Driver, 61st Independent Motorized Pontoon Bridge Battalion

    Secret

    Order

    7th Motorized Pontoon Bridge “Lodz” Order of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov Brigade

    No. 44/H Bad-Sarrow

    June 9th, 1945

    On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR, for the exemplary performance of command assignments at the front in the fight against the German invaders and courageous valor and bravery
    AWARDED:

    Medal for “Combat Service”:

    100. Private FERENNIK, Nikolai Nikolaevich, Driver 61st Independent Motorized Pontoon Bridge Battalion

    Commander 7th Motorized Pontoon Bridge “Lodz” Order of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov Brigade
    Major-General Yakovlev

    Chief of Staff Brigade Headquarters
    Colonel Dudanov

    June 8th, 1945


    Award Sheet

    Farennik Nikolai Nikolaevich

    Private

    Driver, 61st Independent Motorized Pontoon Bridge “Dnieper” Order of the Red Banner, Order of the Red Star Battalion

    Born 1912, Ukrainian

    Participation in the Patriotic War from 1941 on the Western Front, Bryansk Front, & 1st Belorussian Front

    Not a member of the Communist Party

    Inducted March, 1941 Konstantinovka Regional Military Commissariat, Stalino Oblast

    No previous awards

    Private Farinnik, N. N. an active participant in the patriotic war from its first days. Working as a driver of machines he has repeatedly participated in combat missions by delivering pontoon bridges and equipment N2P to the place of construction of the river crossings.

    Often had to serve in an area under intense enemy fire, and in this environment Private Farennik N. N. showed himself to be a courageous and brave soldier.

    While crossing at the ferry River Oder in the district of Schwetig (Swiecko) when delivering his section to the crossing his car was damaged by shards of shrapnel but he was able to make the necessary repairs and promptly released it into the water.

    During the forced crossings the Oder-Spree Canal and River Spree, he promptly delivered his vehicle with the N2P crossing hardware and contributed to the timely and early departure at the crossings

    Private Farennik N. N. is worthy and deserves to be awarded the Medal “For Combat Service”.

    Commander of the 61st Independent Motorized Pontoon Bridge “Dnieper” Order of the Red Banner, Order of the Red Star Battalion
    Major Fedotchenko

    May 30th, 1945

    Awarded

    Medal “For Combat Service”

    Commander 7th Motorized Pontoon Bridge “Lodz” Order of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov Brigade
    Major-General Yakovlev

    June 6th, 1945


    Chief of Staff Headquarters 7th Motorized Pontoon Bridge Brigade, No. 44/H, June 9th, 1945
    Medal “For Combat Service”

    Chief 3rd Section
    Major Milinevsky


    Temporary Certificate (Zh#081811) for the Combat Service Medal #2213339, missing, issued July 11th, 1945, Major-General (Engineer) Yakolev


    Document for the Medal Victory over Germany issued March 2nd, 1946 by the Druzhkovka (Donetsk Region) Regional Military Commissariat, Captain Voitenko, Serial #M0479593

    Document for the Medal Capture of Berlin issued November 1st, 1945 by the Commander of the 61st Motorized Pontoon-Bridge Battalion, Major Fedotchenko, Serial #A294637

    Document for the Medal Liberation of Warsaw issued August 18th, 1969 by the Druzhkovka (Donetsk Region) Regional Military Commissariat, Lieutenant Colonel Diadera, Serial #AB211089


    The N2P Pontoon Bridge ZIS Truck; my thanks to Auke & Tom Daker for their invaluable assistance.
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