Soviet Documented group of an Order of the Patriotic War, two Red Stars and a MCM
Awarded to Guards Captain Pyotr Pavlovich Zderchuk (Петр Павлович Здерчук)
This group consists of the following items:
Order of the Patriotic War 1st class #245234
Made of solid gold, silver and enamels. Measures 46.22 mm in height, 43.86 mm in width and weighs 31.4 gram.
This order of the Patriotic War 1st class is in excellent condition. The gold base shows almost no dings or scratches on either side. The red and white enamels has several tiny dings and scratches but is otherwise problem free. The screw of the order has not been shortened and the order comes with its time period screwplate.
Order of the Red Star #223621
Made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 48.11 mm in width, 46.97 in height and weighs 29.1 gram.
The order is in nice condition with most details visible. Some of the higher laying parts show medium wear. Both sides show few dings and scratches and the enamel is problem free apart from a small superficial chip at the very tip of the 5 o’clock ray of the red star. The screw has not been shortened and the order comes with its time period silver screwplate.
Order of the Red Star #3372497
Made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 47.48 mm in width, 46.07 in height and weighs 29.3 gram.
The order is in excellent condition with most details visible. Even the higher laying parts show little wear. The red enamel is flawles and the screw has not been shortened. The order comes with its time period screwplate.
Medal for Combat Merit #3176247
Made of solid silver. Measures 37.68 mm in height (incl. the eyelet) and 32.11 mm in width. It weighs 18.1 gram without its suspension
The medal is in nice condition with all details crisp. The order shows relatively few dings and scrachtes on both sides. Unfortunately the red lacquer filling the letters CCCP is lost. The connection ring is cut and its double layer steel suspension is time period to the medal.
Order Booklet with all awards above mentioned
This book has some entries for awards not given to this awardee scratched out. The entries visible are correct as can be seen in the research.
Research of the Order of the Patriotic War 1st class:
“During the defensive operations he properly prepared the transport vehicles for offensive operations.
Between April 16 and May 9, 1945, during the offensive operations, he skillfully organized the repairs of artillery tractors.
Through his bravery efforts, comrade Zderchuk, using only regimental personnel, was able to repair 7 and completely overhaul 3 artillery tractors directly at the batteries’ positions. In addition, 4 captured vehicles were repaired and recommissioned.
Owing to comrade Zderchuk’s skillful efforts, the regiment’s transport vehicles functioned smoothly during the offensive operations and the regiment was able to properly execute its assignments.”
Research of the Order of the Red Star #223621:
“Having seen frontline service in the Patriotic War since June 1941, comrade Zderchuk has shown himself a son of the Soviet people during the battles for the motherland. Under heavy German aerial bombardment and heavy enemy artillery fire comrade Zderchuk personally brought ammunition and provisions to the frontline positions, in spite of these difficulties. Under his able supervision the vehicles of the motorized company could be saved from heavy enemy bombardment and heavy artillery fire. During his time in command of the motorized company the vehicles were, and still are, in excellent condition. During his time as commander not a single vehicle accident occurred. The ammunition and provision transportation targets were achieved ahead of schedule.
He is being nominated for the Order of the Red Star.”
Below you can find the full translation of the research of both awards:
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