Fyodor Dmitriyevich Minayev

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class nr. 587834 was awarded by Order of the 44th Rifle Corps of February 22, 1945 to the 30- or 31-year-old Private First Class Fyodor Dmitriyevich Minayev (Федор Дмитриевич Минаев), a signaller in the 598th Artillery Regiment, 174th Rifle Division, 44th Rifle Corps, 3rd Belorussian Front.


Record card

Order booklet nr. 992781

1. Last name: Minayev
2. First name and patronymic: Fyodor Dmitriyevich
3. Military rank: Private First Class
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1914
6. Place of birth: Village of Tarasenko, Russky Brod Raion, Oryol Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1944
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Soviet Army: From 1936 through 1938 and from 1941 through 1945
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Gun crew member in the 28th Rifle Brigade of the 5th Army, the 174th Rifle Division of the 20th Army, and the 25th Rifle Division of the 44th Rifle Corps
12. Current place of service and position: Section leader in the 2nd Police Unit of the city of Ivanovo
13. Home address of the awardee: 7th Passageway, house nr. 23, 8th Zavokzalnaya Street, city of Ivanovo

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

257295

Temporary certificate nr. 530631

Order of the 28th Independent Rifle Brigade nr. 05 of December 29, 1942

Order of the Red Star

799125

Temporary certificate nr. 600487

Order of the 174th Rifle Division nr. 042 of August 1, 1944

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class [citation]

587834

Temporary certificate nr. 466545

Order of the 44th Rifle Corps nr. 035 of February 22, 1945

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

Asistant chief of the 3rd Section of the Military Commissariat of the Ivanovo Oblast
Captain [signed]
September 4, 1946


Award sheet

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Minayev, Fyodor Dmitriyevich
2. Rank: Private First Class
3. Position and unit: Signaller in the 598th Neman Artillery Regiment, 174th Borisov Red Banner Rifle Division
Nominated for: Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class
4. Year of birth: 1914
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1944
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): On the Western Front since September 1941 and on the 3rd Belorussian Front since April 1944
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: From 1936 through 1938 and since June 1941
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Lenin Raion, Ivanovo Oblast
11. Awards received previously (for which merits): Medal for Combat Merit by Order of the 28th Rifle Brigade nr. 05/N of December 29, 1943; Order of the Red Star by Order of the 174th Rifle Division nr. 042 of August 1, 1944; and Medal for the Defense of Moscow
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: ______________

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

During the latest offensive in East Prussia, comrade Minayev showed himself a bold and courageous soldier, possessing a thorough understanding of his specialty. Near the city of Rastenburg he risked his life under heavy rifle, machine-gun, artillery, and mortar fire to repair 17 breaks in the communications cable, thus guaranteeing uninterrupted communications between his battery and the battalion commander. During the fighting for the village of Petershagen, while a counterattack was under way, comrade Minayev risked his life under heavy enemy rifle and machine-gun fire to repair 11 breaks in the communications cable, thus guaranteeing uninterrupted communications and allowing our units to hold the village of Petershagen. In the process he killed 7 enemy soldiers with his personal weapon. Comrade Minayev deserves the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class.

Commander of the 598th Neman Artillery Regiment
Major [signed] /Osadchy/
February 11, 1945



Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class nr. 587834, obverse and reverse



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