Order of Alexander Nevsky #33163
Awarded to Guards Lieutenant Ivan Mikhailovich Tyurin (Иван Михайлович Тюрин)
For being the first to reach two settlements in Czechoslovakia, killing 3 Germans and forcing 18 soldiers and 1 officer to surrender. Lt. Tyurin was wounded twice
Made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 51.50 mm in height, 49.78 mm in width and weighs 40.1 grams without its screwplate. The serial number and the mint mark Monetni Dvor are located at the 6 o’clock position underneath the screw.
In great condition with well preserved, problem free enamels with small contact marks only. There are several small dings and scratches to the silver but most details are visible and the higher parts of the order show medium wear. The gold plating is mostly worn off although some of it is still visible. Its screw has not been shortened and there have been no repairs. The order comes with its time period and well fitted screwplate.
A nice example with interesting research
Short Description of his feat of arms or achievements:
In the latest offensive operations in the sector of the town Olomouc (Czechoslovakia), comrade TYURIJN’s platoon was constantly on the spearhead of the offensive. In the engagement for the settlement Uchavtcy, his platoon was the first to force cross the river and immediately after rushed the village. During the capture of the town Litovel, he was again the first to reach the settlements outskirts and, with his bold action, he killed 3 Germans and forced other 18 soldiers and 1 officer to surrender. In the course of the Patriotic war, he sustained one light wound on 31.01.1944 and one severe wound on 03.10.1944.
For exhibited courage and for shedding his blood in the struggle against the German invaders, he deserves state award – order “PATRIOTIC WAR II CLASS”.
Bestowed with order “Aleksander Nevsky” by the decree # 067/n issued by 38 Army on 24 August 1945.
Full translation of the citation can be read here
More information on Lt. Tyurin can be found here
Also included in he picture gallery are battle maps of the 70th Rifle Division, 38th Army showing the villages mentioned in the citation
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