Nester Antonovich Petrovsky

Order of the Red Star nr. 228814 was awarded by Order of the 19th Tank Corps of August 14, 1943 to 32-year-old Captain Nester Antonovich Petrovsky (Нестер Антонович Петровский), head of Field Repair Post nr. 90, 19th Tank Corps, Central Front.

The 19th Tank Corps was part of the Central Front, which fought in the northern sector of the Kursk bulge in July 1943. On July 5, the date mentioned in the citation, the battle of Kursk started. Petrovsky's 19th Tank Corps was positioned roughly 80 kilometers north of Kursk, in between the 70th Army and 2nd Tank Army, opposite several divisions of General Model's German 9th Army.

Promotions

Date

Military Technician 2nd Grade (Lt.)

1936

Military Technician 1st Grade (Sr. Lt.)

1939

Captain

May 23, 1942

Major

November 2, 1943

Lieutenant Colonel

October 16, 1944

Major (demotion)

March 6, 1951

Lieutenant Colonel

November 10, 1951


Record card

Order booklet nr. 897311

1. Last name: Petrovsky
2. First name and patronymic: Nester Antonovich
3. Military rank: Lieutenant Colonel
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1910
6. Place of birth: Village of Peneshkovo, Khristinovka Raion, Kiev Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1938
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: March 1932
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Deputy commander for technical matters of the 101st Tank Brigade
12. Current place of service and position: Deputy commander for technical matters of the 101st Tank Regiment
13. Home address of the awardee: Field post nr. 68589

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Order of the Red Star [citation]

228814

Temporary certificate nr. 932660

Order of the 19th Tank Corps nr. 015/N of August 14, 1943

Order of the Red Star

383528

Temporary certificate nr. A-436279

Order of the Armored and Mechanized Forces of the 4th Ukrainian Front nr. 021/N of December 28, 1943

Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class

59018

Temporary certificate nr. 524724

Order of the 4th Ukrainian Front nr. 147/N of May 14, 1944

Medal for Combat Merit

1583169

Temporary certificate nr. 023479

Decree of November 3, 1944

Order of the Red Star

2878972

 

Decree of November 6, 1947

Order of the Red Banner

375658

Decree of June 13, 1952

Medal for the Victory over Germany

 

Permanent certificate nr. A-0032208

Decree of May 9, 1945

Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the Soviet Army and Navy

 

 

 

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

Chief of staff of the 101st Tank Regiment
Guards Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Tysyachny/
November 20, 1946


Award sheet

Last name, first name and patronymic: Petrovsky, Nestor Antonovich
Military rank: Captain
Position and unit: Head of Field Repair Post nr. 90

Nominated for: Order of the Red Star

1. Year of birth: 1910
2. Nationality: Ukrainian
3. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1932
4. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party
5. Involvement in combat (where and when): Took part in the fighting at Lake Khasan in 1938
6. Wounds and contusions received: No
7. Previous awards (for which accomplishments): No
8. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Khristinovka Raion, Kiev Oblast
9. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his family): _______________

Short, concrete description of his feat of arms or accomplishments:

The head of Field Repair Post nr. 90, Captain Petrovsky, has exhibited exceptional initiative, diligence, and skill in repairing and overhauling tanks that had been put out of action. During the period in which the Corps was involved in combat operations, comrade Petrovsky mobilized the men of his field repair post to fulfill their repair targets. Regardless of the time of day or night, and in any and all weather conditions, the repair crews of Field Repair Post nr. 90 sacrificed their personal time and sought to return decommissioned tanks to service in the shortest possible time. Between July 5 and 31, 1943, Field Repair Post nr. 90 carried out the following repairs:

Medium tank repairs: 22 T-34s, 4 Mk-2s, 8 T-60s
Routine tank overhauls: 23 T-34s, 7 Mk-2s, 2 T-70s

For exceeding his repair targets and for the high quality of his repairs, comrade Petrovsky deserves the Order of the Red Star.

Assistant commander for technical matters of the 19th Tank Corps
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Buikevich/



Lieutenant Colonel Nester Antonovich Petrovsky


Order of the Red Star nr. 228814, obverse and reverse



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