OGIII for a Full Cavalier of Order of Glory

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OGIII for a Full Cavalier of Order of Glory

Messaggio da Egorka » mer set 27, 2017 9:44 pm

Hello,

OGIII # 173482 bestowed on private BACHURA Stepan Dmitrievich, (25.05.1917 - 25.01.1993). One of the 2678 full cavaliers of Order of Glory.

Private BACHURA was engineer and explosives specialist serving at the time of recommendation in 358 Engineering Battalion. He was awarded OGIII on 14.08.1944, OGII on 17.02.1945, and OGI on 15.05.1946 (post war).
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The OGIII 173482 was the action in the spring 1944, and particularly for actions on 11-13 May 1944. Citation reads:

"Comrade BACHURA is courageous, disciplined soldier, a master in mine- laying. Always executing his orders perfectly, he conducted multiple complex engineering tasks on our first line in spite of difficult circumstances. He is awarded with the badge “Excellent miner” for excellent mine-laying and mine clearing. Comrade BACHURA presented examples of selflessness during the forced crossing of the Southern Bug river while building a ferry crossing. He built two piers under heavy enemy fire, which allowed for quick infantry crossing and timely resupply of our advancing troops on the right river bank.

Comrade BACHURA didn't stop working under bitter enemy artillery barrages and airstrikes while building urgently needed Commander post for 28 Gu. Rifle Corps on 11-12-13 May. Thanks to comrade’s BACHURA selfless work and fearless conduct the task was finished 5 hours ahead of time, which provided the Corps headquarters with proper cover facilities and allowed them to conduct effective units control in the defence of the bridgehead on the right bank of Dnestr river.
Comrade BACHURA is worthy of order “Glory III class.

Commander of 358 Engineer Battalion Major signature. 16.05.1944"

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The Cavalier in his later years.
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Re: OGIII for a Full Cavalier of Order of Glory

Messaggio da rocketscientist » gio set 28, 2017 1:07 am

Interesting catch, and citation too. Do you know whether he received the red star before the Glory III? [50

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Messaggio da Egorka » gio set 28, 2017 10:06 pm

Stepan BACHURA was awarded Red Star on 26 August 1944.
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Messaggio da Dom » sab set 30, 2017 2:23 pm

Very nice Glory Igor , the group was scattered :?:

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Messaggio da Egorka » sab set 30, 2017 7:38 pm

Dom ha scritto:Very nice Glory Igor , the group was scattered :?:
Yes, it appears the groups had been split.
I am also afraid the OGI had been melted for gold... The whereabout of OGII are unknown to me.
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Messaggio da Dom » sab set 30, 2017 9:33 pm

:nono: Really pathetic especially when we know the limited number of full Cavalier ...

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Messaggio da Egorka » dom gen 21, 2018 3:53 pm

Not often one can have ward in his collection where the veteran has a book chapter dedicated to him.
I have added to my collection 2 books, which have chapters dedicated to the veteran.
1. "Soldiers Glory", 1963.
2. "Order of Glory cavaliers", 1973.
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The first book has short one page account for 238 Full cavaliers of Order of Glory. It appears the primary source is the citation.
The second book covers 30 cavaliers who were born in Stavropol region. The accounts are 2-3 pages long. The strong part of this book is that it is also based on the interviews. Therefore despite the literary editing and politically charged language it has some interesting material.

The one pager from "Soldiers Glory", 1963.
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"Order of Glory cavaliers", 1973.
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And this is scan from a later book, which has account about all (?) Full Cavaliers. It uses two previous books as sources.
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Messaggio da filo » dom gen 21, 2018 8:46 pm

Igor,

I'd like to comment on, but I need the three texts are translated. [142
For now, I can only say, I like the first two reference books (63, 73) [151

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This is a book “Chevaliers of Orders Glory . " in Russian with illustrations and hard cover. The book was published in 1971 in Leningrad. Size is 135 x 207 mm (5.3" x 8.1") and 440 pages + add 8 pages with photo .
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