Soviet Order of the Patriotic War 1st class #154896
Awarded to Guards Captain Petr Mikhailovich Kukoev (Петр Михайлович Кукоев)
His battalion eliminated up to 600 men, 30 machine-guns, 20 trucks, 4 enemy tanks and 2 APCs. Captain Kukoev was severely wounded in the process
Made of solid gold, silver and enamels. Measures 45.41 mm in height, 43.19 mm in width and weighs 29.9 gram. The serial number is located at the 6 o’clock position and the mint mark Monetni Dvor is located at the 12 o’clock position of its reverse.
This original order of the Patriotic War 1st class is in splendid condition. The details are crisp and both the white and red enamels problem free with only some minor contact marks. Even the higher laying parts like the hammer and sickle show little wear. Its reverse is in excellent condition as well and its obverse shows a very appealing rainbow like patina. Its silver screwpate is time period to the order and the screw maintained its full length.
Excellent example with further research possibilities!
Brief description of his feat of arms or achievements:
“Comrade KUKOEV proved himself as a decisive, brave, and resourceful officer in combat operations for breaking through modern German defences and the consequent enemy pursuit in the brigade operations in Eastern Prussia during 13-23 January 1945.
Comrade KUKOEV’s battalion was always assigned the most tough combat missions, was the first to engage the enemy at the defensive positions near JODSZEN, RADENAU, ABSCHRUTEN, AULENBACH.
Thanks to KUKOLEV skilful command during combat, the battalion could every time capture the enemy strong points and win again a superior enemy force. During the combat period, captain KUKOEV’s battalion inflicted the following losses on the enemy: eliminated up to 600 men, 30 machine-guns, 20 trucks with military load, 4 enemy tanks and 2 APCs destroyed.
Guards captain KUKOEV sustained a severe wound in the fight against the German invaders.
He is worthy of medal a state award – order “RED BANNER”.”
The full translation of the research can be found below:
A battle map can be found in the picture gallery and more info on Kukoev can be found here