Complete Documented group of an Order of the Patriotic War and a Red Star
Awarded to SMERSH Lieutenant Grigory Silvestrovich Pashchenko (Григорий Сильвестрович Пащенко)
For actively confronting enemy infiltrators within the Red Army’s ranks. In 1943, he expertly managed security operations, resulting in the apprehension of German spies and collaborators. During the heat of battle in 1944 he captured two German spies, and in the same year, he orchestrated the apprehension of a particularly sadistic spy
The group consists of the following items:
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class #264474
Made of solid gold, silver and enamels. Measures 47.59 mm in height, 45.29 mm in width and weighs 26.5 grams without its screwplate.
In superb condition with crisp details. The red and white enamels are extremely well preserved without chipping or repairs and show one or two tiny contact marks only. Both sides show a nice medium patina and the screw of the order has not been shortened. The order comes with its time period and well fitted screwplate.
Order of the Red Star #1271531
Made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 47.63 mm in width, 46.22 in height and weighs 30.2 grams without its screwplate.
In equally great condition as the Order of the Patriotic War with flawless enamels and a very similar patina to the silver at its reverse. It too comes with its well fitted screwpalte and its screw has not been shortened.
Order Booklet with both awards mentioned
In excellent condition with all pages present and firmly attached to their cover. The booklet is numbered В 954959 which matches the number in the register card
Translation of the citation to the Order of the Patriotic War:
He valiantly confronted enemy infiltrators within the Red Army’s ranks, actively engaging in battles alongside the 17th Mountain Battalion in Goslavl, Krichev, and Chausy during the months of September and October. This distinguished individual is PASHCHENKO, an officer serving with the 1st Rifle Battalion of the 669th Regiment, characterized by discipline, courage, and resolute leadership. During 1943, he expertly managed the security service, resulting in the successful apprehension and exposure of several German spies and their collaborators.
In the heat of battle during March 1944 Comrade PASHCHENKO captured two German spies. Furthermore, during the initial month of 1944, near the town of Talk(?), PASHCHENKO orchestrated the apprehension of a particularly sadistic spy. Throughout his service in the battalion, he ensured an unblemished record, free from any incidents of insubordination, desertion, or self-serving actions of the troops. Through his diligent and unwavering efforts, Comrade PASHCHENKO consistently contributed to the successful execution of combat missions within the serviced unit.
Translation of the citation to the Red Star:
More information on Lt. Pashchenko can be found here
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Perfectly preserved orders, with their booklet and exciting research to a SMERSH officer… This grouping has it all!
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