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Soviet Order of Glory 3rd class #438601



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Order of Glory 3rd Class #438601


Awarded to Deputy Sapper Platoon Leader Ivan Mikhailovich Pchelkin (Иван Михайлович Пчелкин)


For causing panic among the Germans by skillfully maneuvering to the flank of a German infantry unit. By doing so his platoon annihilated 25 Germans, 6 of which by Pchelkin personally



Made of silver and enamels. Measures 45.32 mm in width, 48.13 mm in height and weighs 19.7 grams without its suspension.


In worn but decent condition but the enamels on the red star and banner are fully present with some contact marks only. Some of the higher laying parts lost their details but their main shapes are still perfectly visible. Its connection ring has been cut and the order comes with a double layer steel suspension and old ribbon.


Brief translation of the citation:

During the attack on the settlement of Kaukhvitu, comrade Pchelkin, with a skillful maneuver of his platoon, went to the flank of a German infantry unit, caused panic among the Germans, annihilated 25 Germans with his platoon, thus contributed to the success of the battle. Comrade Pchelkin personally killed 6 Germans.


More information on Sgt. Pchelkin can be found here




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