Dmitry Yakovlevich Kafanov

Medal for Combat Merit nr. 298909 was awarded by Order of February 14, 1943 to the 29- or 30-year-old Guards Master Sergeant Dmitry Yakovlevich Kafanov (Дмитрий Яковлевич Кафанов), a depot manager in a supply platoon of the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment, 5th Guards Mechanized Brigade, 2nd Guards Mechanized Corps, 2nd Guards Army, Southern Front.


Record card

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, Kristsovsky Raion, Kursk Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1943
8. Education: Secondary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From April 1943 through January 1945
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Heavy tank commander in the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment, 5th Guards Mechanized Brigade
12. Current place of service and position: Chief of security at the Miropol Paper Factory, Dzerzhinsk Raion, Zhitomir Oblast
13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Novo-Miropol, Dzerzhinsky Raion, Zhitomir Oblast

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Combat Merit [citation]

298909

Temporary certificate nr. 697185

Order of the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment nr. 02 of February 14, 1943

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):

Military commissar of the Dzerzhinsky Raion
Captain of the Quartermaster Service [signed]
May 10, 1947


Order

Order

Of the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment

February 14, 1943 - Nr. 02 - Balabin farm

On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, I award:

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The Medal for Combat Merit to:

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2. Guards Master Sergeant Dmitry Yakovlevich Kafanov, depot manager in a supply platoon, for the fact 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 January 17, 1943. The supply unit and the 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 skills and boldness 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 Communist Party, Russian, drafted into the Red Army by the Military Commissariat of the Dzerzhinsky Raion, Zhitomir Oblast. Home address: M. Miropol, Dzerzhinsk Raion, Zhitomir Oblast.

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

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



Medal for Combat Merit nr. 298909, obverse and reverse



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