Soviet Order of the Red Star #941368
Awarded to Sr. Sergeant Georgy Dmitrievich Samoylenko (Георгий Дмитриевич Самойленко)
For his initiative in reconnaissance of the enemy’s front line under a hurricane of artillery fire, mortars and machine guns. By doing so he discovered 4 artillery batteries, 2 mortar batteries, 2 observation posts, 5 heavy machine guns, 4 light machine guns, 2 dugouts and 3 bunkers of the enemy
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 49.73 mm in width, 48.03 mm in height and weighs 30.9 gram without its screwplate. The mint mark is located above, and the serial number underneath the screw post.
This order is in nice overall condition with most details visible. The higher laying parts on its obverse show medium wear and there are several contact marks and small dings to the silver. The enamels are mostly present and without repairs but show some scratching and a minor superficial chip on the lower side of the 5 o’clock ray. Its screw has not been shortened and the screwplate is time period to the order.
Translation of the research:
In the period of preparation for the operation to break through the heavily fortified and deeply echeloned defenses of the Germans and Romanians in the sector of the 2nd Ukrainian Front to the north-west of the city of YASSY, senior sergeant SAMOILENKO showed high standards in performing the assigned combat missions, as well as showing his initiative in reconnaissance of the enemy’s front line, Being constantly at the forward observation post in the forward lines of the infantry, senior sergeant SAMOILENKO often moving forward under a hurricane of artillery fire, mortars, machine guns and submachine guns of the enemy found firing points, reported to the command post of the brigade commander, as a result, the discovered fire weapons that interfered with the advance of the infantry were destroyed or suppressed by fire of the artillery brigade.
During the breakthrough and during the advancement, senior sergeant SAMOILENKO discovered 4 artillery batteries, 2 mortar batteries, 2 observation posts, 5 heavy machine guns, 4 light machine guns, 2 dugouts and 3 bunkers of the enemy.
For the excellent and exemplary performance of the tasks of the command, Senior Sergeant SAMOILENKO is worthy of a governmental award – the order: “RED STAR”.
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