Group of Awards to a full Cavalier of the Order of Glory
Awarded to Sapper-Scout Alexey Maksimovich Liskin (Алексей Максимович Лискин)
For making several passes in the enemy’s minefields under difficult circumstances and under enemy fire. He successfully ensured the crossing of tanks through swampy terrain and destroyed over a platoon of enemy soldiers. Likin fought at the Battle of Kursk among other places
Order of Glory 1st class #1009
Made of solid 23 ct gold and enamels. Measures 48.56 mm in height including its eyelet, 47.06 mm in width and it weighs 32.1 gram without its suspension.
This award is in great, above average condition. There are several dings and scratches and light to medium wear to its higher laying parts. Its details are mostly visible including the leaves on the wreath and details of the clock and the tower. The enamel on the lower banner is beautiful and fully present without repairs and flaking. The little red star is also without repairs and all present but shows minor flaking.
Order of Glory 2nd class #5599
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 48.34 mm in height including its eyelet, 45.65 mm in width and it weighs 19.5 gram (not including the suspension).
In nice, above average condition. There are several dings and scratches and medium wear to its higher laying parts. Its details are mostly visible including those of the clock and the tower. The enamel is fully present without repairs but shows some superficial flaking.
Order of Glory 3rd class #67917
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 48.64 mm in height including its eyelet, 46.84 mm in width and it weighs 21.0 gram (not including the suspension).
In worn but decent condition. There are several dings and scratches and strong wear on its higher laying parts. Some details are worn off, especially those on the higher laying parts. The enamel is mostly present but shows some chips on the lower banner.
Medal for the Capture of Berlin
Made of gold plated brass. Measures 32.16 mm in width, 37.05 mm in height including its eyelet and weighs 16.4 gram without its suspension. both sides of the medal are in excellent condition with much gold plating present and crisp details.
An amazing and complete group of great historical significance to a full Cavalier of the Order of Glory!
Short biography of sergeant Liskin:
Alexey Maksimovich Liskin – a sapper-scout 135-th Guards separate engineer battalion (9th Guards Tank Corps, 2nd Guards Tank Army, 1st Belorussian Front), Guards Sergeant – at the time of the submission to the award of the Order of Glory 1st class.
Born on November 5, 1923 in the village of Kulmezh, now the Insar region of the Republic of Mordovia, in a peasant family. Russian. Grade 3 education. He worked as a saw-cutter at the Losinsky peat enterprise in the Sverdlovsk region.
In 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army. Active in the battles of the Great Patriotic War since December of that same year. He received his baptism of fire to the south of the town of Plavsk, Tula Region, as an ordinary machine gunner. In the summer of 1943, as part of the 57th motorized rifle brigade, he took part in the battle on the Kursk Bulge near the Ponyri station.
By the spring of 1944, Corporal Liskin was a sapper-reconnaissance officer of the command platoon of the 90th separate sapper battalion of the 3rd tank corps. As part of this unit (from November 1944 the 135th Separate Guards Sapper Battalion of the 9th Guards Tank Corps), he went to Victory. He fought on the 2nd Ukrainian, 2nd and 1st Belorussian fronts.
At the beginning of May 1944, in difficult combat conditions, he made several passes in the enemy’s minefields.
By decree of June 12, 1944 Corporal Liskin Gorky was awarded the Order of Glory 3rd degree (№ 67917).
In the summer of 1944, during an offensive in the area 30 km west of the city of Kovel (Volyn region, Ukraine), under enemy fire, he successfully ensured the crossing of tanks through the swampy terrain.
By decree of September 30, 1944, corporal Liskin Aleksey Maksimovich was awarded the Order of Glory, 2nd degree (No. 5599).
In early March 1945, near the village of Mangof (Germany), the guard foreman Liskin with a group of sappers destroyed over a platoon of enemy soldiers.
By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 15, 1946, for the exemplary performance of combat missions of the command on the front of the struggle against the German invaders and the valor and courage shown at the same time, Sergeant Major Liskin Alexei Maksimovich was awarded the Order of Glory, 1st degree (No. 1009). Became a full Knight of the Order of Glory.
After the war, he continued to serve in the army, in 1948 he was transferred to the reserve with the rank of guard junior lieutenant.
He returned to his native village. He worked on the collective farm “Russia”. In recent years he lived in the village of Russkaya Payevka, Insarsky district.
Died on April 22, 1984. He was buried in the village of Russkaya Payevka.
A monument was erected in his birth village of Kulmezh. In the city of Insar, a bust is installed on the ‘Alley of Heroes’.
These 3 Orders of Glory are the only numbered awards of Sgt. Liskin
We found a scan of the order booklet online on this website but the document is not included in this set
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