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This is a fine original Order of the Red Star, Serial No. 369,416. This order has been researched and was awarded to Iskrenko, Dmitry Efstafevich, a signals squad commander in a howitzer regiment, in 1943. No major enamel damage is present, light scratching is present in some areas. Attractive patina on the center disc. Matching spinner on the reverse.


The citation for this Red Star is as follows: 

On the front of the Patriotic War June-August 1941 (Southern Front) and May-October 1943
(Central Front) Sr. Sergeant Iskrenko D. E. has proven himself a courageous and brave commander. He was previously awarded the Medal for Combat Merits.

While breaching the Germans’ defenses outside of the village of Sevsk, he was in charge of
providing the battery with communications. Under bombing and fire, he personally repaired 38 breaks in the line. In battles for the hamlet of Maritsky on the 27th-28th, it was necessary to fire on enemy tanks.

Communications were severed by the explosion of enemy shells. Within 5 minutes, he repaired the
breakdown. Fire was opened and three enemy tanks were destroyed. In the combat area to enlarge the bridgehead on the right bank of the Dnieper, he quickly established communication [lines] across the river Dnieper, which facilitated timely fire by the battery. In battle on 28 October, a depot with ammunition was destroyed and a 150 mm battery was suppressed by the battery’s fire.


Buyer will be emailed three (3) archival scans of research, along with translations of the citation and award record card. 



The Order of the Red Star was awarded to soldiers of the Soviet Army, Navy, border and internal security forces, employees of the State Security Committee of the USSR, as well as NCOs and officers of the bodies of internal affairs; to units, warships, associations, enterprises, institutions and organizations; as well as to military personnel of foreign countries:

  • for personal courage and bravery in battle, for the excellent organization and leadership in combat that contributed to the success of our troops;
  • for successful operations of military units and formations which resulted in the enemy suffering considerable casualties or damage;
  • for outstanding service in ensuring public safety and the security of the State Border of the USSR;
  • for courage and valour displayed during the performance of military duties, or, in circumstances involving a risk to life;
  • for exemplary performance of special command tasks and other outstanding deeds committed in peacetime;
  • for great contribution in maintaining the high combat readiness of troops, excellent performance in combat and political training, in the mastery of new combat equipment and other services associated with strengthening the defensive might of the USSR;
  • for merit in the development of military science and technologies used in training of the Armed Forces of the USSR;
  • for merit in strengthening the defence capabilities of the socialist community.


Soviet Order of the Red Star (Serial No 369,416 - Researched, Howitzer, Signals)

SKU: SOV0146

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