Soviet Order of Alexander Nevsky #26232
Awarded to Captain Fyodor Vasilyevich Bykov (Федор Васильевич Быков)
For fighting off all enemy attacks and taking out over a 100 German soldiers with his company
Made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 51.85 mm in height and 50.54 mm in width. It weighs 44.1 gram. The serial number and the mint mark Monetni Dvor are located at the 6 o’clock position underneath the screw.
This original order of Alexander Nevsky is in nice but worn condition. The higher laying parts on the obverse show strong wear but many details are still visible. The enamels are problem free without chipping or damage but show several dings and scratches. The screw has not been shortened and there have been no repairs. It comes with its time period screwplate.
A very affordable Nevsky with great research and real combat look!
Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:
“Serving in the 153rd Masurian Fortified Region’s 27th Independent Machine-Gun and Artillery Battalion, Captain Bykov led his company in the defense of the bridgehead on the left bank of the Nogat River during the defensive battles on this river. He organized his company’s arrangement of firepower and the consolidation of his company’s positions in an excellent manner. On four occasions the enemy, attacking in groups of 40 to 80 men, attempted to dislodge the company from the bridgehead. As a result of his skillful fire direction, tactical control, and flexibility of maneuver, Captain Bykov was able to fight off all enemy attacks, inflicting the following losses upon the enemy: he killed as many as 70 enemy soldiers and officers and destroyed 8 enemy machine guns.
On March 21, 1945 Captain Bykov’s company was given orders to outflank the village of Hohenstein, penetrate into the enemy’s rear area from the north, and capture the village of Hohenstein. While carrying out this assignment, Captain Bykov encountered stiff enemy resistance. He deployed the guns supporting his company in direct fire mode and suppressed the enemy’s firepower. In a swift attack he drove the enemy out of his trenches and rushed into Hohenstein from the rear. In doing so, the company destroyed 6 machine guns and killed as many as 40 enemy soldiers and officers.”
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