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Old 09-04-2012, 06:10 AM   #1
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Lutsjuk, Vasilij Fedorovich, Starshina 3rd Class, Torpedo Boat 960, Black Sea Fleet

Sadly, no documents, so researched by serial numbers. This always raises questions of "restoration" in my mind.

His service record (thanks, Auke!):

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[Vertical note: Medal for the Defense of the Caucasus]

Last name: Lutsuk
First name: Vasily
Patronymic: Fyodorovich
Specialty: Radiotelegraph operator and Komsomol organizer
Rank: Seaman First Class, later Petty Officer Third Class
Period of service: 1941
Branch of arms: Navy
Year of birth: 1922
Education: Secondary
Party affiliation: Not a member, alter candidate member
Nationality: Ukrainian
Drafted by which Military Commissariat: Dzerzhinsky Raion
Address of his family: City of Mariupol, Dzerzhinsky Raion, Zhitomir Oblast. Father: F.F. Lutsuk

Place of service Ground
Motor Torpedo Boat 123, 1st Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade Order nr. 301 from 1942
2nd Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade Order nr. 0782 from 1942
2nd Novorossiysk Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade Order nr. 03996 of December 6, 1943
Coastal Base of the 2nd Novorossiysk Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Novorossiysk Naval Base January 4, 1944
Military Council of the Black Sea Fleet Order nr. 40189 of May 29, 1944
3rd Squadron, 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet January 1, 1945
2nd Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade _____ ______ Order of _____ ______ nr. 0430 from 1945
2nd Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade _____ ______ January 1, 1946
Promoted to Petty Officer Third Class Order of the 2nd Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade nr. 031 of July 10, 1946
2nd Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade _____ ______ January 1, 1947
Black Sea Fleet Personnel Order of Black Sea Fleet Personnel nr. 182 of July 1, 1947
Decommissioned by the Military Commissariat of the city of Odessa Order of Black Sea Fleet Personnel nr. 292 of October 4, 1947
and the record card:

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Record card of an awardee

Last name: Lutsyuk
First name: Vasily
Patronymic: Fyodorovich
Rank: Seaman First Class
Position and unit: Radiotelegraph Operator 3rd Class aboard Motor Torpedo Boat 960, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet

Awarded:

Awarded which order of medal: Date of the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR: Awarded for what:
Order of the Red Star Order of the 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade nr. 1/S of February 11, 1945 [Stamp: “For combat with the German invaders”]
Medal of Ushakov Order of the 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade nr. 2/S of March 25, 1946

Home address: City of Miropol, Dzerzhinsky Raion, Zhitomir Oblast

Biographical particulars

1. Year of birth: 1922
2. Place of birth:
3. Party membership and period: Candidate member of the Communist Party
4. Nationality: Ukrainian
5. Period of service in the Red Army or Navy: Since 1941
6. Award documents are located in file nr.:

Awards issued:

Order or medal: Date of issue: Place of issue: Numbers of the orders and medals: Numbers of the award documents: Remarks:
Order of the Red Star February 22, 1945 __________ 553516 68567 11
Medal of Ushakov May 1, 1946 12083 10019 51

Other remarks:
And, before "someone" asks, a closeup on the Ushakov. Lousy scan. Have I mentioned recently how much I hate my new scanner?
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:13 AM   #2
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Re: Petty Officer Third Class Vasily Fyodorovich Lutsuk, Baltic Fleet

The Red Star recommendation:

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Award sheet

For (military rank, first name, patronymic, and last name): Seaman First Class Vasily Fyodorovich Lutsyuk, Radiotelegraph Operator 3rd Class aboard Motor Torpedo Boat 960, 3rd Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron, 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet
Name of the award: Order of the Red Star
1. Year of birth: 1922
2. Nationality: Ukrainian
3. Social situation: Student
4. Party membership and date: Not a member
5. Since when in the Red Army or Navy: Since 1941
6. Participation in the Civil War: No
7. Wounds and contusions: No
8. Earlier nominations for awards, when and for what: Nominated once for carrying out his tasks in an excellent manner
9. Which commendations and awards received and for what: Medal for the Defense of the Caucasus and Medal for the Defense of Sevastopol
10. Service in the White Army or other bourgeois armies and time spent in captivity: No, no
11. Permanent address: City of Miropol, Dzerzhinsky Raion, Zhitomir Oblast, Ukrainian SSR

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

Comrade Lutsyuk has been participating in the Patriotic War from its very first days, fighting the German invaders. Until August 1942 comrade Lutsyuk served with the 1st Sevastopol Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade as a radio operator aboard Motor Torpedo Boat 73, with which he took part in the defense of Odessa, escorted transport ships on the Odessa-Sevastopol route, and searched for enemy submarines. During all these operations comrade Lutsyuk remained at his post _________ carry out his duties, despite attacks by enemy aircraft, and provided _____ communications with both the base and the other ships.

From the very beginning of the defense of Sevastopol up until the end, that is, until the last of our troops had left the city, comrade Lutsyuk took part in this heroic defense. Under the cover of smoke screens, comrade Lutsyuk’s motor torpedo boat escorted the convoys delivering food to the besieged city under enemy artillery fire. This enabled the convoys to reach their berths in a covert manner. Comrade Lutsyuk maintained reliable communications with the shore. He also participated in patrols _______ enemy torpedo boats and submarines in our ships’ area of operations on the approaches to Sevastopol, immediately notifying the command of approaching enemy ships and providing reliable communications. Comrade Lutsyuk also participated in tracking mines dropped into the waterways by enemy aircraft. After leaving Sevastopol, comrade Lutsyuk’s torpedo boat was transfered to the 2nd Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, with which he took part in combat operations aboard Motor Torpedo Boat 96. Serving as Motor Torpedo Boat 96’s radio operator, Comrade Lutsyuk participated in more than ten engagements with German motor torpedo boats that attempted to break through to ________ Malaya Zemlya. He participated in raids on the port of Anapa, on Blagoveshchenskaya, on Ozereika, and in numerous support operations in mine fields. During all combat actions comrade Lutsyuk displayed skill, professional knowledge and courage. Throughout the operations to seize Novorossiysk, comrade Lutsyuk was at his base, where he served as a radio operator and ensured reliable communications between the staff and the operating torpedo boats. During the liberation of the Taman Peninsula comrade Lutsyuk disembarked at Cape Utrish, which had just been captured from the Germans, to provide communications. He performed this task in an excellent manner.

Upon returning to his motor torpedo boat, comrade Lutsyuk participated in motor torpedo boat operations, displaying bravery and courage while providing his commander with reliable communications.

For bravery and courage ______ he deserves the Order of the Red Star.

Temporary commander of the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade
Captain Lieutenant [signed] /Kazakov/

He is to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Commander of the 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet
Captain 2nd Grade [signed] /V. Protsenko/
February 10, 1945

By Order of the 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet nr. 1 of February 11, 1945 awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Chief of staff of the 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet
Captain 3rd Grade [signed] /B. Bobynin/
February 11, 1945
and for the Ushakov:

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Award sheet

Award sheet

For (military rank, first name, patronymic, and last name): Seaman First Class Vasily Fyodorovich Lutsyuk, Komsomol organizer in the 1st Squadron, 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet
Name of the award: Medal of Nakhimov
1. Year of birth: 1922
2. Nationality: Ukrainian
3. Social situation: Student
4. Party membership and date: Candidate member of the Communist Party since 1945
5. Since when in the Red Army or Navy: Since 1940
6. Participation in the Civil War: No
7. Wounds and contusions: No
8. Earlier nominations for awards, when and for what: Nominated once for carrying out his tasks in an excellent manner
9. Which commendations and awards received and for what: Order of the Red Star in 1945, Medal for the Defense of Sevastopol in 1943, Medal for the Defense of the Caucasus in 1945
10. Service in the White Army or other bourgeois armies and time spent in captivity: No
11. Permanent address: Field post nr. 72184

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

Comrade Lutsyuk has been participating in the Patriotic War since June 1941. Serving aboard Motor Torpedo Boat 73 as a radio operator, he took part in escorting transport ships on the Sevastopol-Odessa route and tracked magnetic mines dropped into the waterways near the Bay of Sevastopol by German aircraft. He participated in the heroic defense of Sevastopol from the very beginning until the last days.

Reassigned to the 2nd Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade’s Motor Torpedo Boat 96 he took part in patrols in the Tsemes Bay in the winter of 1942-43. Aboard Motor Gun Boat 96 he took part in shelling an airfield at Anapa, where approximately 10 Me 110s were destroyed, a bombardment on Blagoveshchenskaya, where two artillery depots were blown up, and a bombardment on Yuzhnaya Ozereika, where an artillery battery was suppressed by rocket-powered projectiles and approximately a battalion of infantry was killed.

Hereafter comrade Lutsyuk disembarked at Cape Utrish, which had just been liberated from the Germans, to maintain communications between the staff and the motor torpedo boats operating in the Strait of Kerch.

During the landing operations aimed at capturing Sulina and Constanţa he disembarked with the first group of naval infantrymen as the radio operator for the operational group.

During all these operations comrade Lutsyuk acted boldly and bravely. For courage and bravery during the fighting with the German invaders comrade Lutsyuk deserves to be awarded the Medal of Nakhimov.

Commander of the 1st Squadron, 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet
Captain 3rd Grade [signed] /Korniyenko/

He is to be awarded the Medal of Ushakov.

Commander of the 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet
Captain 2nd Grade [signed] /Mestnikov/
March 25, 1946

Awarded the Medal of Ushakov by Order of the 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet nr. 2/S of March 25, 1946.

Temporary chief of staff of the 2nd Novorossiysk Red Banner Motor Torpedo Boat Brigade, Black Sea Fleet
Captain 3rd Grade [signed] /Veselkov/
March 25, 1946
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Re: Petty Officer Third Class Vasilij Fyodorovich Lutsjuk, Baltic Fleet

Pulling Ushakov groups out of the air recently aren't we!

I really like this this though, Especially how his specialties are described as Radiotelegraph Operator and "Komsomol organizer".

Thanks for sharing,

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Re: Lutsjuk, Vasilij Fedorovich, Starshina 3rd Class, Torpedo Boat 960, Black Sea Fle

Here is the original Red Star citation.
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