Ivan Pavlovich Bondarenko

Medal for Combat Merit nr. 152143 was awarded by Order of the 6th Independent Railroad Brigade of January 12, 1943 to the 22- or 23-year-old Private Ivan Pavlovich Bondarenko, trackman in the 14th Independent Railroad Repair Battalion, 6th Independent Railroad Brigade, Kalinin Front.

Record card

Certificate nr. 701265

1. Last name: Bondarenko
2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Pavlovich
3. Military rank: Private
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1920
6. Place of birth: Village of Lyzevka, Koshmanovka Rural Municipality, Mashevka Raion, Poltava Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since September 1945
8. Education: 7 classes (elementary)
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: October 1940
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Trackman in the 14th Railroad Repair Battalion, 6th Railroad Brigade
12. Current place of service and position: Trackman in the 14th Independent Track Construction Battalion, 6th Railroad Brigade
13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Lyzevka, Koshmanovka Rural Municipality, Mashevka Raion, Poltava Oblast

14. List of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Combat Merit [citation]


Temporary certificate nr. 338617

Order of the 6th Independent Railroad Brigade nr. 02/K of January 12, 1943

Medal for the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945


Permanent certificate nr. I-0219297

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 9, 1945

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

Battalion commander
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Runtov/
October 4, 1946

Award sheet

All fields to be filled out fully

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Bondarenko, Ivan Pavlovich
2. Rank: Private
3. Position and unit: Soldier/trackman in the 14th Railroad Repair Battalion

Nominated for: Medal for Combat Merit

4. Year of birth: 1920
5. Nationality: Ukrainian
6. Party affiliation: Komsomol member
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): In the Patriotic War since June 22, 1941. Fought in battle at Svisloch Station (Byelorussian Railroad Line) on June 30, 1941
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1940
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Karlovka Raion, Poltava Oblast
11. Previous awards (for which achievements): No
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and his family's address: _______________

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

Comrade I.P. Bondarenko is a resourceful soldier who is capable of taking initiative. He is dedicated to the Party of Lenin and Stalin and the socialist motherland.

During repair activities comrade I.P. Bondarenko has shown great selflessless. He has mastered his specialty of railroad trackman to perfection.

Between December 12 and 18, 1942 he worked on gauging the Europe-Korea Railroad Line in the Velikiye Luki-Novosokolniki sector. Frequently subjected to enemy air raids and under enemy artillery and mortar fire he showed examples of bravery and courage, exceeding the target norms by 120-190 percent. By inspiring his fellow troops he ensured that assignments were carried out in a timely manner.

Comrade I.P. Bondarenko deserves to be awarded the Medal for Combat Merit.

Battalion commander
Major [signed] /Maksvitis/
January 5, 1943

Medal for Combat Merit nr. 152143, obverse and reverse

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