Complete Group of Soviet Awards to a Partisan: Red Banner #96690, Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class #84518 and Partisan Medal with documents (Revised: Citation Found)



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Complete Group of Soviet Awards


Константин Григорьевич Козаченко


Awarded to Partisan Konstantin Grigorievich Kozachenko (Константин Григорьевич Козаченко)


For successfully leading partisan operations which resulted in the elimination of a German garrison and German collaborator Policemen in August 1943, capturing and holding an enemy garrisons for 2 months until arrival of the Red Army main force in October 1943, personally leading an ambush operation of a partisan section in September 1943 and sabotaging rail ways in February 1944



Order of the Red Banner #96690

Made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 45.19 mm in height, 37.24 mm in width and it weighs 23.5 grams. The serial number and mint mark are located at the 6 o’clock position of its reverse.

In superb, well above average condition considering its a wartime and early suspension piece. Its details are perfectly crisp and even the higher laying parts like the center wreath and torch show virtually no wear. The red and white enamels are fully present and problem free apart from some minor superficial flaking. Virtually all of the original gold plating is still present on both sides and its reverse shows an appealing light toning to the silver. The order is without repairs and its connection ring has been cut.


Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class #84518

Made of silver and enamels by the Krasnokamsk Mint (KMD). Measures 45.95 mm in width, 47.75 mm in height and weighs 24.8 grams without its screwplate. The serial number is located at the 6 o’clock position and the order does not have a mint mark. Only a handful of this sub-variation are known to exist: 82866, 84250, 84472, 84516, 84582, 91091 (source: mondvor.narod)

In nice overall condition with crisp details and light wear to the higher laying parts like the gold hammer and sickle and the silver base. The white enamels are stunning with no damage and the red enamels show a large chip on the 3 o’clock ray of the red star but are otherwise without repairs or chipping. Its long screw has not been shortened and the order comes with its time period and well fitted silver screwplate.


Medal to a Partisan of the Patriotic War 1st class with document

Made of solid silver. Measures 32.30 mm in diameter, 37.49 mm in height and weighs 21.7 grams. The serial number is located at the 6 o’clock position and the mint mark on the 12 o’clock position of its reverse.

In excellent, above average condition with its details mostly visible and light wear to Stalin’s and Lenin’s face only. Its obverse shows a dark patina and its connection ring has not been cut.

The medal comes with its document which is in great condition and is dated 3 September 1947 and numbered 004137


Order Booklet

In problem free condition with all pages present and firmly attached to it cover. The booklet is numbered ‘130791’ and mentions these two orders only.


Citation to the Red Banner:

On 19.08.1943, he led the operation for elimination of the German garrison, the German collaborator Policemen, and capture of the glass factory in the village Bykovka (Zhitomir region). The enemy garrison was completely eliminated. War trophies captured: 42 rifles, 2 heavy machine-guns, 4 light machine-guns, 11 submachine guns, ammunition, hand grenade, other valuable materiel.

On 08.10.1943, he planned, commanded, and participated in the combat operations for elimination of the enemy garrisons in the villages Markhlevsk and Baranovka (Zhitomir region), which were captured by the partisan “KRUSCHEV” detachment and held for 2 months until arrival of the Red Army main force.

In September 1943, he personally led an ambush operation of a partisan section near the village Klimental on the main road Novograd Volysnk – Baranovka. As the result of the operation, 4 enemy vehicles were destroyed, 12 German soldiers and 1 officer were killed, captured 159 shoes and boots pairs, over 1000 camouflage overcoats, and other valuable trophies.

In the combat operation in the area around town Kovel during 27-28 February 1944, he led a diversion operation and provoked the enemy’s main force to act against his unit. This effort allowed to achieve good sabotage results on the rail way stretch between the stations Povorsk and Kovel.


The full translation of the citation can be read here


Some background information:

Konstantin Grigorievich Kozachenko started the war as a sergeant in a tank unit (also seen on the uniform on his early photo). His unit must had fell into a German encirclement as he was declared MIA as of the summer 1941 in Belorussia area (a typical story of many partisans). Then we see him as a partisan detachment commissar in an officer Lieutenant of Justice rank. He became a Communist party member in the partisan unit and was promoted too. His detachment was active in the Zhitomir region of Ukraine during 1942-1944 and was part of the larger partisan unit under the command of MALIKOV.


On request we can get his service record. It should be available in the archive


Also included in the picture gallery is a personnel list of partisan unit ‘Malinkov’ which mentions Kozachenko, a MIA report and two maps of places mentioned in the citation (Novograd Volysnk and Povorsk)


A truly beautiful and complete set to a partisan with great research and a seldom seen variation of the Order of the Patriotic War, rare as such!



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