Group of Awards to a full Cavalier of the Order of Glory
Awarded to Guards Master Sergeant and Scout Petr Romanovich Senchenko (Пётр Романович Сенченко)
This group consists of the following items:
- Original Order of Glory 1st class #1395
- Order of Glory 2nd class #5494 (alteration)
- Order of Glory 3rd class #126625 (alteration)
- Order of the Red Star #1746470
- Order of the Patriotic War 1st class #476691 with document
- Medal for Combat Merit #535192
- Medal for the Defence of Stalingrad
- Medal for the Victory over Germany with document
- Medal for the Capture of Berlin with document
- Excellent Scout Badge
- Early Guards Badge
- Several jubilee medals (most with document)
- Several badges (some with documents)
Order of Glory 1st class #1395
Made of solid 23 ct gold and enamels. Measures 48.59 mm in height including its eyelet, 46.65 mm in width and it weighs 31.5 gram without its suspension.
This award is in excellent, above average condition. There are several small dings and scratches and medium wear on its higher laying parts but nothing distracting from the great eye appeal. Most details are perfectly visible and the enamel is fully present and without repairs. Its ribbon and suspension are time period to the order and its connection has been cut.
Order of Glory 2nd class #5494
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 48.34 mm in height including its eyelet, 45.65 mm in width and it weighs 22.6 gram (not including the suspension).
Sergeant Senchenko lost several of his awards which is mentioned on his register card. Apparently he was not awarded duplicates for his missing awards so Senchenko decided to improvise to replace the missing pieces. This Order of Glory is made out of an original 3rd class. The old serial number was removed and a new one was engraved. The centerpart was filled with a yellow/golden lacquer to suggest a second class award.
Order of Glory 3rd class #126625
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 48.64 mm in height including its eyelet, 46.84 mm in width and it weighs 22.5 gram (not including the suspension).
This too was a replacement for his missing awards. It is made out of an original Order of Glory 3rd class. The old serial number was removed and a new one was engraved.
Order of The Red Star #1746470
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 45.14 mm in height, 48.49 mm in width and it weighs 30.8 gram without its screwplate.
In nice condition with problem free enamels and medium wear on its higher laying parts. Comes with its time period nut and its screw has not been shortened.
Order of the Patriotic War 1st class #476691
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 46.53 mm in height including its eyelet, 44.52 mm in width and it weighs 27.6 gram without its screwplate.
In near mint condition with full gold plating and stunning enamels. The order comes with its original award booklet with a matching number.
Medal for Combat Merit #535192
Made out of solid silver. Measures 32.15 mm in width, 36.73 mm in height including its suspension and it weight 17.1 gram.
In a nice but worn condition with a fair amount of details still visible. The red lacquer filling the lettering is gone and its connection ring has not been cut.
Medal for the Defence of Stalingrad
Made of gold plated brass. The obverse of the medal is in excellent condition and its reverse shows strong wear. Its connection ring has not been cut.
Medal for the Victory over Germany with document
Made of gold plated brass. In excellent condition with crisp details and full gold plating. Comes with its award document.
Medal for the Capture of Berlin with document
Made of gold plated brass. In excellent condition with crisp details much full gold plating still present. Comes with its award document.
Excellent Scout Badge
Made out of gold plated brass and enamels. I a nice condition with crisp details and much gold plating still present. Some enamel damage and comes with its time period screwplate.
Early Guards Badge
Made out of gold plated brass and enamels. I excellent, far above average condition with crisp details and much gold plating still present. The enamels are problem free and show no repairs. Its screw is full length and the nut is time period to the badge
Several badges and medals of which some with documents.
All in average or better condition
An amazing group of great historical significance!
Short biography of sergeant Senchenko:
SENCHENKO Pyotr Romanovich – squad leader of the 67th separate rifle company of the 88th guards rifle division of the 8th guards army of the 3rd Ukrainian front, private; scout of the 93rd separate guards reconnaissance company of the 88th guards rifle division of the 8th guards army of the 1st Belorussian front.
Born on 01 January 1913 in the village of Obtovo, nowadays Krolevetsky district of Sumy region of Ukraine, in a peasant family. Ukrainian. Member of the VKP(b)/CPSU since 1947. In 1931 he moved to the city of Kharkov. Graduated from the pedagogical institute. He worked as a teacher in Donbass.
In October 1941, despite the fact that he had the third health disability group and was released from the draft, he volunteered for the active front service. At first he was a clerk, a cadet of the 20th tank regiment, then he became a scout. He distinguished himself when crossing the Dnieper, liberating Kovel, and storming Berlin.
Squad commander of the 67th separate rifle company (88th Guards Rifle Division, 8th Guards Army, 3rd Ukrainian Front) Private Pyotr SENCHENKO in a battle near the village of Andreevka, Sinelnikovsky district of Dnepropetrovsk region of Ukraine on 09 January 1944, was the first to burst into the enemy trench, which also inspired the rest of the men. In this battle, he eliminated four soldiers and a machine gun with the crew.
By order of 21 January 1944, Red Army soldier Pyotr Romanovich SENCHENKO was bestowed with the Order of Glory III class (No. 126675) for exemplary performance of the combat objectives in battles against the Germano-Nazi invaders.
On 23 July 1944, reconnaissance officer of the 93rd separate guards reconnaissance company (88th Guards Rifle Division, 8th Guards Army, 1st Belorussian Front) of Guard Petty Officer Pyotr SENCHENKO killed seven enemy infantrymen and captured two, while repelling an enemy counterattack near the settlement of Melgev. (13km east of the city of Lublin, Poland).
On 24 July 1944, the brave scout participated with a group of fighters in reconnaissance in force mission on the eastern outskirts of the city of Lublin and in the capture of three APCs and two trucks.
By the order of 10 October 1944, Petr Romanovich SENCHENKO was bestowed with Order of Glory II class (No. 5494) for exemplary performance of the combat objectives in battles against the Germano-Nazi invaders.
Utilising a Faustpatrone, he destroyed a machine-gun with its crew, which inhibited advance of our troops in the town Buckow (Berlin area) on 25 April 1945. Later on the way to Berlin, he eliminated several more Nazis and, together with the other men, took 17 enemy troops prisoner.
By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated 15 May 1946, for exemplary performance of command assignments in battles with the Nazi invaders, Petr Romanovich SENCHENKO was bestowed with the Order of Glory I class (No. 1395), thus becoming a full cavalier of the Order of Glory.
In 1945, SENCHENKO was demobilized from the ranks of the Red Army. He lived in the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk region of Ukraine. From 1946 to 1974 he worked as a history teacher, was elected chairman of the Yasnogorsk village council of the peoples deputies (administratively, the village of Yasnogorka is part of the city of Kramatorsk). Died on 02 June 1986.
The full translation of the register card can be found below:
Also included are the awards and documents of Petr Romanovich’s wife; Vera Yakivna (final 3 pictures)
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