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Long service Red Banner to corps chief of staff

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This is 'only' a long service Red Banner, but to an interesting officer.

First the award itself:

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Reverse:

Order booklet nr. 372454

1. Last name: Misyura

2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Konstantinovich

3. Military rank: Colonel

4. Sex: Male

5. Year of birth: 1905

6. Place of birth: City of Poltava

7. Party membership: Member of the VKP(b) since 1930

8. Education: Secondary

9. Nationality: Ukrainian

10. In the Red Army since: Since 1923

11. Place of service (name of unit) and duty position at the time of the awarding: Chief of staff of the 52nd Corps

12. Current Place of service and duty position: Chief of the operational department of the 43rd Army

13. Home address of awardee: City of Babushkin, Moscow Oblast, [?] [?], [?] 3, apartment 3

14. Record of all awards presented:

- Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class, 6958, Temporary certificate nr. 561580, Order of the Voronezh Front nr. 074/N of 23 April 1943

- Order of the Red Star, 240341, Temporary certificate nr. 1090047, Order of the Voronezh Front nr. 0147/N of 5 September 1943

- Order of the Red Banner, 160349, Temporary certificate nr. V-788924, Order of the 1st Ukrainian Front nr. 0119/N of 20 September 1944

- Order of the Red Star, 851331, Temporary certificate nr. 065517, Decree of 3 November 1944

- Order of the Red Banner, 194465, Temporary certificate nr. D-581983, Order of the 4th Ukrainian Front nr. 059/N of 22 February 1945

- Order of the Red Banner, 208930, Temporary certificate nr. 145500, Decree of 30 April 1945

- Order of Kutuzov 2nd Class, 2827, Temporary certificate nr. Zh-640996, Decree of 29 June 1945

- Medal for the Victory over Germany, Certificate nr. G-0136231, Decree of 9 May 1945

- Order of Lenin, 119641, Decree of 20 June 1949

- Order of the Red Banner, 2467, Decree of 5 November 1954

Signature of the awardee [signature]

Chief of the personnel department of the Northern Group of Forces

Colonel [signature] /Sergeyenko/

25 December 1945

Edited by Ferdinand

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And...

Note that the corps commander that signed the attestation still stinks he is a guards officer (from his previous assignment), even though he is now in a regular unit...

Edited by Ferdinand

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And...

For 21 years and 7 months of service in the Red Army

1. Last name, patronymic and first name: Misyura, Ivan Konstantinovich

2. Military rank: Colonel

3. Duty position, unit: Chief of staff of the 52nd Lvov Rifle Corps

Recommended for: Order of the Red Banner

4. Year of birth: 1905

5. Nationality: Ukrainian

6. Party membership: Member of the VKP(b)

7. Place of birth: City of Poltava

8. Participation in the Civil War, the following combat actions for the defense of the USSR and the Patriotic War (where, when): In the Finnish campaign from December 1939 to March 1940, in the Patriotic War since 22 June 1941 with the Northwestern, Voronezh, 1st Ukrainian, and 4th Ukrainian Front

9. Suffered wounds or contusions: No

10. In the Red Army since: Since October 1923

11. Which orders and medals awarded and when: Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class by Order of the Voronezh Front nr. 074/N of 23 April 1943, Order of the Red Star by Order of the Voronezh Front nr. 0147/N of 5 September 1943, Order of the Red Banner by Order of the 1st Ukrainian Front nr. 0119/N of 20 September 1944, Order of the Red Star for long service in the Red Army by Decree of the Presidium of 3 November 1944

12. Home address: Moscow Oblast, City of Babushkin, Menzhinsky Signals School of the NKVD. Wife: Yevdokia Stepanovna Misyura

Attestation

In the Red Army since 1923. In the Patriotic War since June 1941. He does his work accurately, diligently, and courageously, and takes initiatives. He can organize the staff to fulfill the assigned tasks. He is persistent in his activities. He is exigent with himself and his subordinates. He utilizes his authority. He is competent. He is dedicated to the Party of Lenin and Stalin and the socialist motherland.

For long service in the Red Army he deserves the state award "Order of the Red Banner".

Commander of the 52nd Lvov Rifle Corps

Guards Major General [signature] /Bushev/

24 February 1945

Conclusion of the military counsil of the army

For long and irreproachable service in the Red Army he deserves the state award "Order of the Red Banner".

Assistent-commander of the 38th Army and chief of staff

Lieutenant General [signature] /Vorobyov/

Member of the military counsil

Major General [signature] /[?]ev/

[?] March 1945

(...)

Conclusion of the military counsil of the front

Deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

Commander of the 4th Ukrainian Front

Army General [signature] /Iv. Petrov/

Member of the military counsil of the 4th Ukrainian Front

Colonel General [signature] /L. Mekhlis/

18 March 1945

Edited by Ferdinand

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Service record...

Note that he was already a Colonel in August 1941 and that he speaks "French poorly"...

Edited by Ferdinand

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And...

Note that he has four kids was married three times (two of his wives are listed here and another one on the award sheet)...

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He must have been a real :unsure: "popular" guy--

Served in the NKVD Border Guards 1926-38 (another Great Purge non-victim :whistle: ) and then

in NKVD Railways Security 1938-42

...

before vaulting into his lofty ARMY position with absolutely no professional military staff qualifications!!!!

:speechless1::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1:

Something else noteworthy-- his 1954 retirement (too long in grade) specifies that he is granted the right to wear uniform in retirement with the special shoulder board stripes of retired officers.

You have had remarkable good fortune with research-- have you found an "NKVD fishing hole"? Every one you've been pulling up is a keeper!! :cheers:

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great award

Edited by Alfred

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Interesting:

Order of the Red Star for long service in the Red Army by Decree of the Presidium of 3 November 1944

and just a few months later - Order of the Red Banner - again for long service in the Red Army.

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