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Old 03-22-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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Nahimov,10475,Turret Commander,Armoured Boat "Sun Yat Sen",1st Rivercraft Brigade

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Old 03-22-2015, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: Nakhimov,0010475,Turret Commander

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Certificate 680766

1. Last name: Pilipenko
2. Name and patrionymic: Ilya Petrovich
3. Rank: Guards Senior Red Seaman
4. Gender: Male
5. Birthyear: 1924
6. Birthplace: Sumy Oblast, village of Sukhanovke
7. Party membership: since 1945
8. Education: elementary
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Time in Red Army: since 1942
11. Place of service at awarding: Commander – 3rd Class Turret, “Sun Yat Sen” Armored Boat, 1st Riverine Craft Brigade
12. Place of work at present: same
13. Home address: Troop Unit 30916

14. Awards:
Designation/Serial Number/Awarding Organization
Nakhimov Medal/10.475/Amur Red Banner Flotilla dated 25.2.46

Verified by Lieutenant (?) on 4th October, 1946
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:15 AM   #3
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Re: Nakhimov,0010475,Turret Commander

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[trans: handwritten “Nakhimov”]

Award Recommendation for 3rd Class Turret Commander, “Sun Yat Sen” Armored Boat, 1st Riverine Craft Brigade, Amur Red Banner Flotilla, Senior Red Seaman Ilya Petrovich Pilipenko for the Nakhimov Medal [trans: handwritten “Fleet Order 050/N dated 25.02.46”]

1. Born: 1924
2. Nationality: Ukrainian
3. Social standing: worker
4. Party membership: yes
5. In Red Army or Navy: since 1942
6. Previous combat: in war against Japan in 1945
7. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
8. Previous award recommendations: n/a
9. Previous awards: Certificates of Achievement for success in training
10. Service in the White or other bourgeois armies or encirclement: n/a
11. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

As first turret gunner firing on the cities of Fugdin and Khunkhedao his accurate firing, as well as excellent and rapid acquisition of targets, enabled the destruction of several enemy bunkers, improved defensive positions, and personnel.

Signed Commander, “Sun Yat Sen” Armored Boat, Captain 3rd Class Korner on 25th August, 1945

In fighting the enemy near Fungdin, Khunkhedao, Aotsi, and Sansin he displayed courage and steadfastness. His excellent gunning supported the intensity and accuracy of the gun turret’s fire, resulting in the destruction of an artillery battery, ten-vehicle convoy, three firing positions, as well as destruction and dispersal of as much as a company of enemy infantry.

In fighting for Aotsi while assuming the surrender of a battalion, he and two others captured 22 enemy soldiers, complete with their weapons and a heavy machinegun.

In addition to the above, Comrade I. Pilipenko captured an enemy officer.

Signed Commander, “Sun Yat Sen” Armored Boat, Captain 3rd Class Korner on 25th August, 1945

Awarded Nakhimov Medal by Amur Red Banner Flotilla, 1st Riverine Craft Brigade Commander, Captain 2nd Class Kriiv on 5th September, 1945

My thanks to desantnik & Auke for their invaluable assistance.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:27 AM   #4
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Re: Nakhimov,0010475,Turret Commander

Apart from the fact that it is a very interesting citation, it's probably the first river flotilla award I have ever heard of.
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Re: Nakhimov,0010475,Turret Commander

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Apart from the fact that it is a very interesting citation, it's probably the first river flotilla award I have ever heard of.
They were definitely more common for the Baltic Fleet, if common is even the right word.. http://soviet-awards.com/forum/sovie...3%B5epera.html

I really like this Nakhimov, an award for the Japan War...very cool. :thumbsup
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