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Soviet Order of the Red Banner #18822



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Order of the Red Banner #18822


Awarded to Lt. Colonel Petr Egorovich Demidov (Петр Егорович Демидов)


For several successful combat missions with his Tupolev SB in late 1941 / early 1942


Rare piece!



Made of silver and enamels. It measures 39.86 mm in height, 36.01 mm in width and weighs 24.8 grams without its screwplate. The serial number and mint mark are located at the 6 o’clock position of its reverse.


In nice, above average condition. Its details are well preserved and even the raised parts show light wear only. Both the red and white enamels are without repairs but the red enamels show the usual chipping on the center star and top banner. Still, apx 90% is still present. Some of the original gold plating is still present and its screwpost has not been shortened. It comes with its time period and well fitted silver screwplate.


Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:

Cavalier – commander of the aviation squadron, major, Demidov Pyotr Egorovich. He was awarded for feats at the end of 1941, the beginning of 1942:
23.12.41 – ensuring the landing of troops, and smashing the retreating enemy, sank 2 transports with ammunition and manpower of the enemy;
24.12.41 – destroyed the retreating enemy troops, bombed artillery positions, destroyed and scattered to the enemy’s battery, after which he stormed the ground troops;
26.12.41 – the link destroyed the retreating enemy, (destroyed and scattered to an infantry company and 10 vehicles with ammunition);
28.12.41 – destroyed the outgoing enemy, destroyed the artillery battery, which was confirmed by strong explosions from a direct hit (apparently ammunition was exploding);
29.12.41 – one plane stormed the retreating enemy, destroyed up to a company of infantry, firing from a height of 100-150 m;
29.12.41 – one plane bombed the retreating enemy troops, stormed them, scattering and destroying up to an infantry company, destroying up to a platoon of enemies;
30.12.41 – one plane stormed the retreating enemy, destroyed and scattered up to 2 infantry platoons and the calculation of the battery, flying in adverse weather conditions;
20.01.42 – bombed a link in the area of Near Reeds on a column of troops of a suitable enemy, (destroyed up to an infantry company and 12 vehicles with ammunition);
25.01.42 – bombed the Far Reeds target with nine (up to 30 vehicles and up to 2 infantry companies were destroyed and scattered), after which the enemy troops were attacked from a height of 400-500 m;
26.01.42 – as part of the nine, he bombed the concentration of troops in the Bakhchi-Eli area, (destroyed and scattered up to an infantry battalion and up to 30 vehicles), after which the enemy troops were attacked in the target area.
During this period, he performed combat work on the SB aircraft, for which he was presented to the title of Hero of the USSR (from the award sheet to the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd degree).


According to the book Order of the Red Banner by Durov, and Strekalov this Red Banner is an example of the apx 200 duplicates for a type 1 order (mirror reverse) which were declared defect and returned to the mint. These serial numbers were re-used and hand engraved on Type 2 orders. The relevant pages of the book can be found in the picture gallery.


More information on Demidov can be found here



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