Order of Glory 3rd Class #451522
Awarded to Sergeant Grigory Timofeevich Moskalenko (Григорий Тимофеевич Москаленко)
For destroying 1 anti-tank gun, 5 hunters / faust /, 2 heavy machine guns and 25 soldiers and officers with his SU-76 in East-Prussia
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 45.76 mm in width, 48.13 mm in height including its eyelet and weighs 22.1 grams without its suspension. The serial number can be found on the top of its reverse.
This order is in excellent, above average condition with problem free enamels and an appealing even dark patina on both sides. The higher laying parts show light to medium wear and most details are still visible. Its connection ring has not been cut and the order comes with its time period suspension.
Short translation of the research:
“On 01/23/1945 in the Kolmark-Neusarben (today „Sarbka”, Poland) area, the gun commander of a SU-76, senior sergeant Moskalenko Grigory Timofeevich, while on tank reconnaissance, destroyed 1 anti-tank gun, 5 hunters / faust /, 2 heavy machine guns and 25 soldiers and officers.
Comrade Moskalenko deserves the governmental award of the order of “Glory of the 3rd class””
More information on Sgt. Moskalenko can be read here
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