Soviet Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 3rd class #987
This order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky was awarded to Guards Senior Lieutenant Nikolai Samoilovich Alekseyevsky
(Николай Самойлович Алексеевский)
Comes with copies of research from the Russian archive
Made of solid silver. It measures 45.69 mm in height and 44.86 mm in width. It weighs 33.4 gram. The serial number and the mint mark are located at the 6 o’clock position on the reverse. This early variation is made out of two parts; the center piece, portraying Bogdan Khmelnitsky, and the base. It is less seen than the later variation made out on one piece. The minimum know serial number is 35 and the maximum is 3223.
This original order is in excellent, above average condition. Some of the higher parts on the obverse show wear but most details are perfectly visible. The reverse shows almost no wear and both the serial number and mint mark are crisp. There have been no repairs and the screwpost is full length. It comes with its time period silver screwplate.
The document mentions an Order of the Patriotic War 1st class next to the order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky. All pages are present and the booklet is in excellent condition.
A great and rare piece!!!
Brief, concrete description of his achievements:
“At 3:05 p.m. on March 19, 1944 the enemy launched a massive artillery strike.at the command post of the 1st Zhitomir Red Banner.Guards Cavalry Corps and initiated a counterattack from the area around height 246.6 in the direction.of Krasnopol (where the corps command post was positioned) with a force the size of an infantry battalion,.supported by artillery and mortar fire.
Along with the rest of the regiment, Guards Senior Lieutenant Alekseyevsky,.who had deployed two artillery pieces at an open firing position,.brought down intense precision fire in direct fire mode at the advancing infantry. Aided by tanks, the enemy infantry battalion was completely crushed during the two-hour battle. Antiaircraft fire alone accounted for 70 percent of the enemy troops being killed. He thus enabled the corps staff to exercise continuous command of the troops during battle and to function normally.
Guards Senior Lieutenant Alekseyevsky’s battery shot down 4 enemy aircraft and damaged one.”
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