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Guards Captain Sergei Andrianovich Yershov, managing editor of Sovetsky patriot

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1. Last name: Yershov

2. First name and patronymic: Sergei Andrianovich

3. Military rank: Lieutenant Colonel

4. Sex: Male

5. Year of birth: 1917

6. Place of birth: Village of Maryevka, Poletayevo Raion, Tambov Oblast

7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1940

8. Education: Secondary

9. Nationality: Russian

10. Since which year in the Soviet Army: Since November 7, 1938

11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Inspector with the Inspection Section, Political Section, 15th Air Army

12. Current place of service and position: Inspector with the Inspection Section, Political Section, 15th Air Army

13. Home address of the awardee: 4 Revolyutsia [Revolution] Street, apartment 1, Kiev

 

14. Record of all awards received:

 

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Combat Merit

317314

Nr. 364643

Order of the 15th Air Army nr. 23/N of June 6, 1943

Order of the Red Star

1393548

Nr. 364643

Order of the 8th Air Army nr. 24 of May 22, 1945

Medal for Combat Merit

Unnumbered

Nr. 364643

Decree of the Presidium of November 15, 1950

Order of the Red Star

3243925

Nr. 364643

Decree of the Presidium of November 5, 1954

Medal for the Victory over Germany

 

Nr. 0083981

Decree of the Presidium of May 9, 1945

Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the Soviet Army and Navy

 

 

Decree of the Presidium of February 22, 1948

Czechoslovakian order

 

Nr. 24365

1946

 

 

 

 

 

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

 

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):

 

Chief of the Personnel Section of military unit nr. 18363

Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Maksimov/

December 21, 1954

Order

 

Secret

Copy nr. 2

 

[Pencil: Registered on August 2, 1943; Bryansk Front]

 

Order

 

Of the 15th Air Army

 

Nr. 23/N

 

June 6, 1943

 

On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, for the exemplary accomplishment of combat missions in the struggle with the German invaders and the valor and bravery displayed in the process, I award:

 

[…]

 

The Medal for Combat Merit to:

 

[…]

 

2. Guards Captain Sergei Andrianovich Yershov, managing editor of Sovetsky patriot [Soviet Patriot], the newspaper of the 1st Guards Fighter Aviation Corps

 

[…]

 

Commander of the 15th Air Army

Lieutenant General of Aviation [signed] /Naumenko/

 

Award sheet

 

All fields to be filled out fully

 

Award sheet

 

Last name, first name and patronymic: Yershov, Sergei Andrianovich

Military rank: Guards Captain

Position and unit: Managing editor of the corps newspaper Sovetsky patriot [Soviet Patriot]

Nominated for: Order of the Red Star

1. Year of birth: 1917

2. Nationality: Russian

3. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1938

4. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1940

5. Participation in combat (where and when): Has been participating in the Patriotic War since June 22, 1941

6. Wounds and contusions received: No

7. Awards received previously (for which merits): None

8. Drafted by which military commissariat:

9. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his family): ______________

 

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits (to be compiled by the staff of the military unit, formation or institution):

 

During the period of combat actions on the Kalinin and Northwestern Front comrade Sergei Andrianovich Yershov worked as the editor of the corps newspaper Sovetsky patriot. He made the newspaper into a helpful resource that aids the command in mobilizing the men of the corps to carry out their tasks during the fighting with the German invaders. The newspaper commands respect among its readers and genuinely enables them to be taught about prominent experiences of aircrews and technical personnel.

 

Even when he is allotted limited resources, comrade Yershov makes sure that the newspaper is issued without interruptions.

 

For organizing the continuous issue of the newspaper Sovetsky patriot, for displaying vigor, for his honorability, and for carrying out his tasks and assignments in an exemplary manner, comrade S.A. Yershov deserves the Order of the Red Star.

 

Chief of the Political Section of the 1st Guards Fighter Aviation Corps

Guards Colonel [signed] /Lebedev/

 

 

 

I agree with the attestation and its conclusion.

 

Deputy commander in charge of political affairs of the 1st Guards Fighter Aviation Corps

Guards Colonel [signed] /Yukhimchuk/

He deserves the Order of the Red Star.

 

Commander of the 1st Guards Fighter Aviation Corps

Guards Lieutenant General of Aviation [signed] /Beletsky/

May 22, 1943

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