Group of duplicate Soviet Orders and Medals

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Documented group with duplicate Soviet orders and medals.

 

To navigator pilot Lieutenant Ippolit Mikhaylovich Lebedev (Ипполит Михайлович Лебедев)

 

This amazing group of duplicate awards is impossible to upgrade condition wise and ultra rare! It comes with extensive and interesting research.   

 

 

The group consists of the following items:

Order of the Red Banner #32438 Duplicate

Made of silver and enamels. Measures 44.85 mm in height and 36.53 mm in width. It weighs 24.8 gram. The mint mark Monetni Dvor and the serial number are located at the bottom of its reverse.

This original order is in pristine condition with perfect enamels. Even the higher laying parts show no wear. Both sides show a very attractive dark patina. There have been no repairs and the double layer steel suspension is time period to the order. Its connection ring has not been cut.

Duplicate awards were (rarely) given to awardees who lost their award due to exceptional circumstances beyond their control like combat or natural disasters.

 

Order of the Red Banner 2nd award #4234 Duplicate

Made of silver and enamels. Measures 45.17 mm in height and 36.51 mm in width. It weighs 24.6 gram. The mint mark Monetni Dvor and the serial number are located at the bottom of its reverse.

This Red Banner is in pristine condition as well. Like the first Red Banner this is a duplicate award with almost no wear. Both sides show a very attractive dark patina. There have been no repairs and the double layer steel suspension is time period to the order. Its connection ring has not been cut.

 

Order of the Patriotic War 1st class #114318 Duplicate

Made of solid gold, silver and enamels. Measures 46.27 mm in height and 43.71 mm in width at its widest point. It weighs 31.3 gram. The mint mark Monetni Dvor in two lines is located at the top of its reverse and the serial number at the bottom.

This Order of the Patriotic War is in pristine condition with perfect enamels. All details are crisp and the edges are razor sharp. Both sides have a beautiful dark patina. There have been no repairs and the screw has not been shortened. Its screwplate is time period to the order.

 

Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class #3507482

Made of silver and enamels. Measures 46.30 mm in height and 44.29 mm in width. It weighs 27.6 gram. The mint mark Monetni Dvor and the serial number are located on its reverse.

This order is in near mint condition with perfect enamels and great details. There have been no repairs and the screwplate is time period.

 

Medal for Combat Merit 

Made of silver and enamels. Measures 32.26 in diameter and weighs 19.1 gram.

The medal is in great condition with all details visible and perfect enamels. Its connection ring has not been cut and the double layer suspension is time period to the medal

 

Medal for the Defense of Kiev 

Made of gold plated brass. Measures 32.02 in diameter and weighs 15.3 gram.

The medal is in absolutely mint condition. Probably the best piece we ever handled.

 

Medal for the Defense of the Caucasus

Made of gold plated brass. Measures 32.08 in diameter and weighs 17.4 gram.

The medal is in great condition with all details visible. Its connection ring has not been cut and the suspension is time period to the medal

 

Medal for the Capture of Budapest 

Made of gold plated brass. Measures 32.09 in diameter and weighs 15.8 gram.

The medal is in great condition with all details visible and much gold plating still present. Its suspension is time period to the medal

 

4 award document for the medals and the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class

 

Duplicates were (rarely) given to awardees who lost their award due to exceptional circumstances beyond their control like combat or natural disasters.

 

Translation of the research:


Order of the Red Banner

 

Air-Squadron Navigator, 763 Light-Bomber Aviation Regiment
Drafted by Kiev Revolutionary Military Committee
Feat of Arms:
Comrade Lebedev is devoted to the Lenin-Stalin Party.  Solid organizer and commander of the Squadron.  Exhibits energy and initiative. Eager to destroy of the Nazi-German occupants.  Exhibits confidence and bravery during the military operations. Excellently navigates in any weather conditions; has never lost an orientation. Always determined in a completion of a military task. While at the Crimean Front, from Feb. 25 to Apr. 6, 1942, conducted 16 night military flights with the main goal of bombing of enemy’s sizable groupings and wreak havoc in enemy’s soldiers as well as destroy enemy’s tanks, automobiles and fire points.
During a military operation on 28 March 1942, near Dzhantor, Koy-Asan, bombed the enemy’s objects with low clouds at 500-1000 meters.  Lebedev made 2 circles around each object descending to as low as 200 meters.  His airplane was fired at by the enemy’s mortar and artillery fire.
During a military operation on the night Mar. 2, 1942, in the region of Vladislavok, Koronel’, he threw incendiary bombs which resulted in 2 large fires.
During a military operation on the night Mar. 3, 1942, in the region of Kerch, Kurgan, Cherkes-Oba and Kiet, made 3 circles around the object during complete cloudiness and with the precipitations, he bombed the object from as low as 200 meters during heavy mortar and artillery fire.
On the night of Mar. 15, 1942, during a military operation in the region of Novo-Mikhaylovka, the flight and the bombing took place during the cloudiness level of 8-9 points, with heavy mortar, artillery and flares.  The task was completed successfully.
In addition to the bombing, Lebedev completed a task of spreading the leaflets on the territory occupied by the enemy.
Dated: 11 April 1942

Order of the Red Banner, 2nd Award
 
Feat of Arms:
Comrade Lebedev is devoted to the Lenin-Stalin Party
In WW2: part of 33rd SABI on June 22, 1941 to Sept. 13, 1941 and 763 LBNAP from Feb. 25, 1942. Organized his and his team’s effort well.  His Air-Squadron has conducted 435 night military flights, having destroyed enemy’s troops and ammunition. Lebedev has personally conducted 62 night military flights. He was especially effective on the following dates:
On the night of 29 June 1942, he bombed the Kerch Peninsula in the region of a town of Kapkany, as they noticed enemy’s fire points, which fired at the forefront of our defense. After the bombardment, the enemy’s fire stopped, which was confirmed by Pilot Davidok and Navigator Vacich.
On the night of June 23, he conducted a bombing in the region of Hill 177 on the Kerch Peninsula, where enemy’s heavy machine-guns were located and fired at our airplanes.  After a bomb was thrown, one of the fire points to the North-West of Hill 177 seized the fire, which was confirmed by Pilot Vinogradov.
On the night of Aug. 4, 1942, Lebedev bombed moving enemy’s automobiles with enemy’s infantry on the way to Il’inskaya station, which was confirmed by Pilot Kudelin and Regiment Navigator Kuznetsov.
On the night of Aug. 10, 1942, Lebedev conducted a military fight to the city of Krasnodar, Kuban’ river, where a pontoon-bridge was located which was heavily secured by enemy’s fire and the field artillery.  A large concentration of Germans’ motorized-mechanized troops was located near the crossing; and the bombs thrown from the airplane blocked the access to the bridge. As a result of the bombs thrown from 300-400 meters, in low cloudiness, after 3 circling around 3 times, 3 enemy’s automobiles were destroyed, up to a Company of infantry retreated and 1 enemy’s fire point was destroyed.  This was confirmed by the squad of Pilot Oganesov and Navigator Rud’.
On the night of Aug. 13th, the bombs were thrown in the region of Slavyansk station, on the right bank of Protoka River with a large concentration of enemy’s tanks and automobiles; Lebedev circled around twice, as a result of which 1 enemy’s fire point and 2 automobiles with ammunition were destroyed, which is confirmed by Pilot Shul’gin and Navigator Bondarenko.
All the subsequent flights were also conducted successfully. For the effective execution of the military tasks Lebedev has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner, 2nd Award and a monetary bonus of 6000 rubles.
Dated: Sept. 24, 1942

Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class

 

Lebedev Ippolit Mikhaylovich
Senior Lieutenant
Navigator of 392nd Night Bomber Aviation Yassy Regiment
Awarded Order of the GPW 1st Class
Born in 1908
Russian
VKP(b) since 1940
In WW2: South-Western Front: June 1941-Nov. 1942; 2nd Ukrainian Front: from Oct. 1943
No wounds or shell-shocks
In Red Army since 1932
Previous awards: 2 Orders of the Red Banner: 29 Apr. 1942 by the Decree of the Air-Force of Crimea Front for 39 night and 7 daylight military flights and 4 Nov. 1942 by the Decree of the Caucasus Front for 60 night military flights.
Feat of Arms:
Comrade Lebedev has been a flight Navigator of the regiment since Nov. 1943.  During that time he has exhibited himself as exemplary Navigator.  Showed strong results in the the regiment’s military actions.
Exhibits initiative, persistence, demanding to his team. Personally conducted 64 night military flights, which involved a bombing and scouting of the enemy’s military objects, and 97 daylight flights moving the ammunition to the forefront.
In 1944, the regiment made 1844 military flights.  The regiment was particularly active during the Yasso-Kishinev Operation, attacks on the Hungarian territory and during the Budapest Capture Operation.
In Nov. 1944, the regiment made 599 military flights during in the outskirts and within the city of Budapest.
During the Capture of Budapest Operation, Lebedev made 10 military flights, including a bombing of the city of Solnok on Oct. 23, Oct. 27 and Nov. 1; his bombing caused 2 large explosions with 1 automobile and 3 buildings destroyed in the center of Solnok.
On Nov. 5 and Nov. 11, Lebedev conducted 4 military flights on the towns of Sedlega, Vac, Torbad’, in which he destroyed 2 automobiles and caused 2 large explosions.
For the exemplary organization of the regiment’s navigating service, which conducted 1844 military flights in 1944, for the 64 night and 97 daylight military flights he conducted personally, for the initiative, resourcefulness and the know-how, especially during the fights for Budapest, deserves the Order of the Great Patriotic War 1st Class.
Dated: 31 Dec. 1944

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