Sergeant Nikolai Mikhailovich Lyubich, Squad Leader, 4th Independent Sapper Company
From top to bottom, his Order Book. . .
1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Lyubich, Nikolai Mikhailovich
2. Rank: Sergeant
3. Duty position: Squad Leader – 4th Independent Sapper Company Artillery Regiment, 112th Fortified Region, 1st Red Banner Army, 1st Far Eastern Front
Recommendation for the Order of Glory III Class
4. Born: 1919
5. Nationality: Ukrainian
6. Party membership: n/a
7. Previous combat: since 9th August, 1945 against the Japanese imperialists in Manchuria
8. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
9. In Red Army: since 1939
10. Inducted by: Odessa Regional Military Commissariat, Omsk Oblast
11. Previous awards: n/a
12. Home of record: Field Post 23202. Father – Mikhail Eliseevich Lyubich. Omsk Oblast, Odessa Region, village of Bobrovitsa
Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment
During combat action against the Japanese samurai near Boli, the reconnaissance detachment bumped into a withdrawing enemy column and engagement was initiated. Sergeant Lyubich displayed valor, steadfastness, and skill in combat while employing his weapon.
While acting as a 45mm gun shell porter, Comrade Lyubich’s gun crew destroyed as many as 30 Japanese soldiers and simultaneously covered the gun’s right flank with his PPS submachinegun, killing four Japanese soldiers. Comrade Lyubich supported the reconnaissance detachment’s success.
Sergeant Lyubich is deserving of the Order of Glory III Class.
Signed Commandant, 112th Fortified Region, Colonel Kotov on 21st September, 1945
Awarded the Order of Glory III Class by 1 Red Banner Army Order 042/N dated 5.10.45. Signed 1st Red Banner Army Personnel Directorate, 3rd Section Chief Major of Administrative Services Mandzyuk on 10th October, 1945.
Unit Award Order
(?) First Red Banner Army, First Far Eastern Front Order 042/N dated 5th October, 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 Glory III Class to:
(?). Sergeant Nikolai Mikhailovich Lyubich – Squad Leader, 4th Independent Sapper Company, 112th Fortified Region
Signed Red Banner First Army Commander General-Colonel Beloborodov, Member of the Military Committee General-Major Smolikov, and Chief of Staff General-Major Maslennikov
1-3 1 First Far Eastern Front Personnel Section
5- 112 Fortified Region
Order Book (#710004) and Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class, #1395004, 1985 Jubilee Issue.
Document for the Medal for the Development of the Virgin Lands awarded April, 27,1957 by the Chairman of Odessa (Omsk oblast') Regional Executive Committee of the House of Deputies, Serial #A698043.
My thanks to Paul Schmitt for his invaluable assistance.
11-05-2013 10:01 PM
I like the phrase "against the Japanese samurai".
Very nice group.
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