Order of Glory 2nd class #7747 (thin variation)
Awarded to Private 1st Class Aleksander Artamonovich Malyshev (Александр Артамонович Малышев)
For fearless actions in the midst of enemy fire, during the battles in Ostrołęka and Różan, included clearing vital passages in enemy barbed wire, enabling the advance of our troops. Additionally, he displayed remarkable courage by deactivating 35 anti-personnel mines in a German minefield during a critical enemy defense breakthrough along the river Narev
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 47.05 mm in width, 48.91 mm in height and weighs 21.4 grams without its suspension. The serial number is located on the top of its reverse.
In nice, above average condition considering its a early order with low serial number. A fair amount of gold plating still visible and its raised details show medium wear. The enamels are mostly present without repairs and show some microscopic chipping only, not penetrating to the silver. Both sides show several small dings but none distracting from its overall appeal. The order comes with its time period double layer steel suspension and its connection ring has been cut.
Low numbered piece in above average condition. Scarce as such
Short translation of the citation:
Acting under enemy fire during the battle for town Ostrołęka, private first class MALYSHEV cleared 2 save passages in the enemy barbed wire obstacles, which enabled advance of the attacking rifle units.
In the battle for town Różan and in the enemy defence breakthrough on the river Narev, he cleared a save passage in enemy barbed wire obstacles and deactivated 35 anti-personnel mines on a German minefield.
In all the combat engagements, he followed among the advancing fighting rifle formations and cleared save passages in the enemy minefields and barbed wire obstacles. He deserves state award order “GLORY II CLASS”.
More information on Private Malyshev can be read here
The full translation of the research can be read below:
Also included in the picture gallery are;
- an assault report on Ostrolęka by the 1022nd Rifle Regiment (1022RR) on 5 September 1944
- the combat diary of the 1022RR capturing the town of Roxan
- configuration of platoon fortified position of the 269th Rifle Division (269RD)
- a map of the 1022RR, 269RD near Ostroleka
- a map of the 1022RR, 269RD near town Rozan
Please contact us with questions