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Soviet Order of Kutuzov 2nd Class #727

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Soviet Order of Kutuzov 2nd Class #727

 

Ревуненков Григорий Васильевич

 

Awarded to Major General Grigory Vasilievich Revunenkov (Григорий Васильевич Ревуненков)

 

For significant accomplishments with the 186th rifle division in 1943. Often risking his life and acting under enemy artillery-mortar and automatic-rifle fire, he was present among his fighting formations and inspired his troops by personal example of courage to fulfil all the combat objectives 

 

Revunenkov was highly decorated with 2 Orders of Suvorov 2nd class, 2 Orders of Kutuzov 2nd class and 4 Orders of the Red Banner

 

 

Made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 47.62 mm in width, 49.33 in height and weighs 36.8 gram without its screwplate. The serial number and the mint Monetni Dvor are located on its reverse. The minimum known serial number for this 5-riveted variation is 429 and the maximum 1994.

 

In excellent condition with light overall wear. There are several small contact marks to the silver base but the higher laying parts like Kutuzov’s cheek and hair show their details perfectly well. The enamels are fully present and extremely well preserved without repairs, scratches or chipping. Both sides show an attractive medium dark patina and the order comes with its time period an well fitted silver screwplate. The order has no repairs and its screw remained its full length.

 

Brief and specific description of the personal feat or merits

Comrade REVUNENKOV proved himself as a brave and fearless division commander in the period of the combat operations from 15.09.1943 till 02.12.1943.

Overcoming stubborn enemy resistance, the troops of 186 rifle division force crossed the river Oleshnya and, employing bold decisive pincer manoeuvre on 15.09.1943, captured from the north and south directions a large enemy stronghold in the village Dyadkovo, eliminating over 100 enemy troops in this settlement and capturing extensive enemy materiel.

On 30 September 1943, the troops of 186 rifle division captured a large enemy stronghold in the village Pil’nya, defeating in the process the German 134 Infantry Division, which left behind on the battlefield over 50 dead troops and combat vehicles.

Pursuing the retreating enemy to the area of Starinka – Dvorovaya – Yelnya, the division knocked out enemy blocking detachments and cut off the retreat routs towards the settlement Propoisk. By the end of 01.10.1943, the division captured a large enemy stronghold in Yelnya, defeating 424 Infantry Regiment of the German 129 Infantry Division.

As the result of a well organised and sudden thrust, the troops of 186 rifle division force crossed the river Sozh near the settlement Rudnya on 15.10.1943. They captured and held a bridgehead, eliminating in the process over 300 enemy troops. The division broke through the strong enemy defences on the western river bank of the river Pronya, seized and held a tactically important bridgehead.

During 23.11.1943 – 02.12.1943, as the result of efficient leadership and good coordination between the infantry and artillery troops, the troops of 186 rifle division successfully broke through the intermediate enemy defence line, defeated German 50 separate sapper battalion and captured this enemy battalion Commander – Cpt. Vogel.

As the result of the persistent and intensive fighting near the settlement Novie Zhuravichi, the troops of 186 rifle division successfully broke through the intermediate enemy defence line and were the first to clear off the left Dnieper bank of the enemy troops in the sector Novie Zhuravichi, Volosovichi, Starij Dovsk, Siporovskya Sloboda.

Often risking his life and acting under enemy artillery-mortar and automatic-rifle fire, comrade REVUNENKOV was present among his fighting formations, helped by effective directives, and inspired his troops by personal example of courage to fulfil all the combat objectives assigned by the army command.

He deserves state award order “KUTUZOV II CLASS”.

 

The full translation of the research can be found below:

– register card

– citation

 

Biography on General Revunenkov:

1921 – after graduating from the 31st Smolensk Infantry Courses, he was sent to the 5th Rifle Division, where he served as a platoon commander and assistant company commander of the 45th Rifle Regiment and assistant company commander of the military-political courses of the front at this division.

1922 – served as a platoon commander, assistant commander and company commander of the 15th Infantry Regiment

1924 – completed repeated infantry courses at the headquarters of the Western Military District (Western Military District)

1929 – served as a company and battalion commander of the 85th Rifle Regiment (29th Rifle Division, Belarusian Military District)

1931 – after graduating from anti-aircraft machine gun courses at the School of Anti-Aircraft Artillery of the Ukrainian Military District, he was appointed to the post of battalion commander of the 190th Rifle Regiment of the 64th Rifle Division. In the same year he was appointed to the position of assistant to the head of the stage transport service of the 11th Rifle Corps.

1935 – appointed assistant chief of the 5th department of the headquarters

1938 – appointed to the post of Assistant Chief of Staff of the same corps, and in August of the same year – to the post of Chief of Staff of the 37th Rifle Division. He took part in hostilities during the campaign in Western Belarus, as well as in the Soviet-Finnish war

1941 – at the beginning of the war he was in the same position. the 37th Rifle Division took part in the border battle on the Western Front, and then in the Battle of Smolensk.

In August 1941 he was appointed deputy head of the operational control department of the Bryansk Front headquarters, and in September he was appointed chief of staff of the 269th Rifle Division, which in October during the Oryol-Bryansk Operation in the conditions of encirclement, it conducted heavy defensive operations. Soon took part in the course of Yelets Offensive Operation and the liberation of the city Efremov. Continuing the offensive, the division reached the right bank of the river by the end of December. Zusha East Eagle, where it went on the defensive.

In November 1942 year was sent to study on a crash course at Higher Military Academy named after K. E. Voroshilov, after which since February 1943 year served as commander and then deputy commander 25th Rifle Corps. In August of the same year he was appointed to the position of commander 186th Infantry Divisionwho took part in hostilities during the Bryansk Offensive Operation and the release of the city. Dyatkovo. Soon the division participated in the course of Lublin-Brest Offensive Operation.

From November 1944 year G.V. Revunenkov was treated in the hospital and after recovery in April 1945 year was appointed to the position of commander 86th Rifle Corps (36th Army, Transbaikal Front).

During Soviet-Japanese War the corps took part in the course of Hingano-Mukden offensive operation. After crossing the river Argun the corps conducted offensive combat operations until HailaraBlocked Hailar Fortified Area, after which he overcame the mountain range Greater Khingan and took part in the liberation of cities Yalu and Zhalanptun.

After the end of the war, he continued to command a corps as part of Trans-Baikal Military District.

In March 1947 year was sent to study at the Higher Military Academy named after K. E. Voroshilov, after which he graduated in June 1948 year was appointed to the position of commander 35th Guards Rifle Corps (Precarpathian Military District), in March 1951 year – Assistant Commander 3rd Guards Mechanized Army (Group of Soviet Forces in Germany), in September 1952 year – Assistant Commander 3rd Army, in January 1955 year – for the post of Assistant Commander – Head of the Combat Training Department of the same army, and in June of the same year – for the post of Senior Military Adviser to the Commander and Chief of Staff Korean People’s Army.

Lieutenant General Grigory Vasilyevich Revunenkov went into reserve in July 1957. He died August 8 1974 year in Moscow.

(source: dzen.ru)

 

More information on General Revunenkov can be found here and here

 

Also included in the picture gallery are:

  • 12 scans of images of General Revunenkov, several show him wearing this Order of Kutuzov
  • maps of the 186th Rifle Division in October and November 1943
  • documents showing his signature 

 

A truly amazing and rare piece of great historical significance!! 

 

 

 

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