Jump to content
Gentleman's Military Interest Club
Egorka

OGIII for a Full Cavalier of Order of Glory

Recommended Posts

Hello,

OGIII # 173482 bestowed on private BACHURA Stepan Dmitrievich, (25.05.1917 - 25.01.1993). One of the 2678 full cavaliers of Order of Glory. 

Private BACHURA was engineer and explosives specialist serving at the time of recommendation in 358 Engineering Battalion. He was awarded OGIII on 14.08.1944, OGII on 17.02.1945, and OGI on 15.05.1946 (post war).  

59cbdf8605cac_extra1-BACHURAStepanDmitrievich1917-1993.jpg.2fa175223459916bedc12dd9931d62f6.jpg

59cbe17da0585_OGIII173482toFullCavalierBACHURAaverse.thumb.jpg.f3e630328099caca0fd5f3aab2c60333.jpg59cbe1815b581_OGIII173482toFullCavalierBACHURAreverse.thumb.jpg.8454e6bdd776a6e3cd455e65ca019787.jpg

The OGIII 173482 was the action in the spring 1944, and particularly for actions on 11-13 May 1944. Citation reads:

"Comrade BACHURA is courageous, disciplined soldier, a master in mine- laying. Always executing his orders perfectly, he conducted multiple complex engineering tasks on our first line in spite of difficult circumstances. He is awarded with the badge “Excellent miner” for excellent mine-laying and mine clearing. Comrade BACHURA presented examples of selflessness during the forced crossing of the Southern Bug river while building a ferry crossing. He built two piers under heavy enemy fire, which allowed for quick infantry crossing and timely resupply of our advancing troops on the right river bank.

Comrade BACHURA didn't stop working under bitter enemy artillery barrages and airstrikes while building urgently needed Commander post for 28 Gu. Rifle Corps on 11-12-13 May. Thanks to comrade’s BACHURA selfless work and fearless conduct the task was finished 5 hours ahead of time, which provided the Corps headquarters with proper cover facilities and allowed them to conduct effective units control in the defence of the bridgehead on the right bank of Dnestr river.

Comrade BACHURA is worthy of order “Glory III class.

Commander of 358 Engineer Battalion Major signature. 16.05.1944"

59cbe5c33580b_citationOGIII173482part1.thumb.jpeg.c358f860d6fd6f7ec425fd95f5b47b4f.jpeg

The Cavalier in his later years.

59cbdf895a2c4_extra2-BACHURAStepanDmitrievich1917-1993.jpg.5c9a0ace7a8cce4e2ab7ecfdbaa4aeb2.jpg

Edited by Egorka

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Egorka said:

Hello,

OGIII # 173482 bestowed on private BACHURA Stepan Dmitrievich, (25.05.1917 - 25.01.1993). One of the 2678 full cavaliers of Order of Glory. 

Gents,

  One correction.  All told, there were 2,656 Full Cavaliers of the Order of Glory.

Regards,

slava1stclass

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, slava1stclass said:

Gents,

  One correction.  All told, there were 2,656 Full Cavaliers of the Order of Glory.

Regards, slava1stclass

Point taken! Thank you for correction! :thumbup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×