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Old 02-14-2010, 10:20 AM   #1
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Glory III,193187,Senior Mechanic-Driver,91st Separate Engineer-Tank Regiment

Thanks Monsuur Pavlo and Monsuur Sir Alexei sir!:thumbsup

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1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Tsapenko, Vladimir Dmitrievich
2. Rank: Master Sergeant
3. Duty position: Senior Mechanic-Driver – 91 Independent Engineer-Tank Regiment
Recommendation for the Order of the Patriotic War II Class
4. Born: 1922
5. Nationality: Ukrainian
6. Party membership: Comsomol member
7. Previous combat: since 1.10.1941
8. Wounds or shell-shock: wounded 15.1.45
9. Time in Red Army: since 10.6.1941
10. Inducted by: (?)ulyai-Polskii Regional Military Commissariat, Zaporozhe Oblast
11. Previous awards: n/a
12. Home of record: Zaporozhe Oblast, Novo-Zlatopolskii Region, Priyutnaya Colony. Mother- Tsapenko, Irina Alekseevna
Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment
During the destruction of the German (?) near Henzina* on 15.1.1945, Master Sergeant Tsapenko provided excellent driving of the company commander’s tank, high maneuverability, decisiveness, and continuous communications between the company commander and his subordinate platoons.
In this engagement Comrade Tsapenko was wounded, however remained to drive his tank.
His tank destroyed many vehicles and as many as 15 Hitlerites.
He is deserving of the Order of the Patriotic War II Class.
Signed Commander, 91 Independent Engineer Tank Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Savchenko on 3 January 1945
*[name an approximation due to transliteration from Russian]






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Order Booklet B 022263
1. Last name: Tsapenko
2. Name and patrionymic: Vladimir Dmitrievich
3. Rank: Guards Master Sergeant
4. Gender: Male
5. Birthyear: 1922
6. Birthplace: Poltava Oblast, Komyshkanskii Region, village of Kirsovka
7. Party membership: since 1946
8. Education: tenth grade
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Time in Red Army: since 6.1941
11. Place of service at awarding: 119 Independent Engineer Tank Battalion, 4 Tank Army, 1 Ukrainian Front – Tank Mechanic/Driver
12. Place of work at present: Dzerzhinskii Collective Farmy, Prilotnoe Selsovet, Gulyatnolskii Region - Harvester
13. Home address: Prilotnoe village, Gulyatnolskii Region, Zaporozhe Oblast
14. Awards:
Designation Serial Number Awarding Organization
Glory III 193.187 4 Tank Army dated 29.1.45
Glory II 26.401 4 Guards Tank Army dated 5.5.45
Bogdan Khmelnitskii II 4063 1 Ukrainian Front dated 9.6.45
Verified by Gulyatnolskii Regional Military Commissariat Guards Major Yavorskii on 17 June 1948




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4 Tank Army Order 025/N dated 29 January 1945
On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR, for exemplary accomplishment of the Command’s combat missions in battle against the German invaders and for displaying valor and courage, I award the following decorations:
Order of Glory III Class
25. Master Sergeant Tsapenko, Vladimir Dmitrievich – Senior Mechanic/Driver, 91 Independent Engineer Tank Regiment
Signed Commander, 4 Tank Army Hero of the Soviet Union Guards General-Lieutenant Lelyushenko, Member of the Army Military Council Guards General-Major of Tank Forces Gulyaev, and Army Chief of Staff Guards General-Major of Tank Forces Up(?).
Verified by Army Chief of Personnel, Guards Lieutenant Colonel Ivanov

I think it might be worthwhile to find out what he did to be awarded a Bogdan.:thumbsup
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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Re: Glory III,Henzina,193187

Are you sure that he got a Bogdan Khmelnitskii II class s/n: 4063? or was it a third class?
I think there were only 2.398 awardings in the second class?

His rank is only Master Sergeant.

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Old 02-14-2010, 02:10 PM   #3
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Re: Glory III,Henzina,193187

Andreas, yes, good catch. It should read "Bogdan III".
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:59 AM   #4
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Re: Glory III,Henzina,193187

I was very lucky and managed to be able to buy the accompanying Bogdan for 6K. Enjoy!:thumbsup

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1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Tsapenko, Vladimir Dmitrievich
2. Rank: Guards Master Sergeant
3. Duty position: Mechanic/Driver - 119 Independent Guards Kelets Engineer-Tank Regiment

Recommendation for the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky III Class
4. Born: 1922
5. Nationality: Ukrainian
6. Party membership: Comsomol member
7. Previous combat: Participant of the Patriotic War since 22.6.1941
8. Wounds or shell-shock: none
9. Time in Red Army: since 10.6.1941
10. Inducted by: Gulyaipolskii Regional Military Commissariat, Zaporozhe Oblast
11. Previous awards: Glory III on 29.1.45
12. Home of record: Zaporozhe Oblast, Novo-Zlatopolskii Region, Priyutnaya Colony
Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment
In fighting for Waltersdorf anad Lukenwald, he displayed exemplary bravery, courage, and valor.
His tank destroyed two enemy machineguns, four vehicles, and as many as 20 German soldiers and officers.
His crew captured more than 250 Hitlerite prisoners.
He is deserving of the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky III Class.
Signed Commander, 119 Independent Guards Kalets Engineer Tank Regiment, Guards Lieutenant Colonel Savchenko on 13 May 1945
Endorsed Chief of Engineer Troops, 4 Guards Tank Army, Guards Colonel Polu(?) on 13 May 1945
Endorsed Commander, 4 Guards Tank Army, Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Guards General-Colonel Lelyushenko and Army Member of the Military Council Guards General-Major of Tank Troops Gulyaev on 15 May 1945
Endorsed 1 Ukrainian Front Armored and Mechanized Forces Commander, General-Colonel of Tank Forces Novikov on 17 May 1945
Awarded the Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky III Class by Order 079/N dated [trans: missing] of the 1 Ukrainian Front as attested by Front Chief of Personnel Lieutenant Colonel Sazhnenko on 11 July 1945.


Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, wake up Kapusta. Twas but a dream to be able to own the Bogdan but at least you raised some eyebrows.:D
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