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Old 06-20-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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For Combat Merits,0298909,Supplier,24th Separate Guards Tank Regiment

This one is also listed in Echoes of War.



Award Record Card translation:

Certificate nr. V-076023

1. Last name: Kafanov
2. First name and patronymic: Dmitry Yakovlevich
3. Military rank: Guards Master Sergeant
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1913
6. Place of birth: Village of Kotovo, Krismovsky Region, Kursk Oblast
7. Party membership: Member of the VKP(b) since 1943
8. Education: Secondary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. In the Red Army since: April 1943 - January 1945
11. Place of service and duty position at the time of the awarding: 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment, 5th Guards Mechanized Brigade - Heavy tank commander
12. Current Place of service and duty position: Miropol Paper Factory, Dzerzhinsky Region, Zhitomir Oblast - Security chief
13. Home address of awardee: Zhitomir Oblast, Dzerzhinsky Region, village of Novo-Miropol
14. Record of all awards presented:

Combat Service Medal #117953, temporary certificate #697185, by order of the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment nr. 02 of 14 February 1943

[Signed Kafanov]

Dzerzhinsky Regional Military Commissar
Colonel of Administrative Service [signature]

10 May 1947

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Citation translation:

ORDER
Of the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment
14 February 1943 - nr. 02 - Balabin Farm
On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR I award:

(...)

With the Combat Service Medal:

(...)

2. Supply platoon warehouse leader Guards Master Sergeant Dmitry Yakovlevich Kafanov, in that he effortlessly worked day and night delivering food supplies to the combat units, like to the combat units located near the Komarov Farm on 17 January 1943. The supply unit and field kitchen were located near the Aleksandrovsky Farm. The enemy attacked the Aleksandrovsky Farm, attempting to cut off the combat units from the rear area.

Food supply to the combat units was further complicated by intensive bombing, but due to the leadership and bravery of Guards Master Sergeant Kafanov, hot food was delivered in time at Komarov, where the combat units were located.

Born in 1913, candidate-member of the VKP(b), Russian, drafted by Dzerzhinsky Regional Military Commissariat, Zhitomir Oblast. Home address - Zhitomir Oblast, Dzerzhinsky Region, M. Miropol.


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Commander of the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment
Guards Major [signature] /Putse/

Chief of Staff of the Regiment
Guards Major [signature] /Yakushin/
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