Ivan Andreyevich Ionychev

Medal for Courage nr. 117953 was awarded by Order of the 64th Army of October 26, 1942 to 41- or 42-year-old Private Ivan Andreyevich Ionychev, rifleman in the 633rd Rifle Regiment, 157th Rifle Division, 64th Army, Stalingrad Front.

Record card

Order booklet nr. A-677908

1. Last name: Ionychev
2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Andreyevich
3. Military rank: Guards Sergeant
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1900
6. Place of birth: Village of Chiganary, Yadrin Raion, Chuvash ASSR
7. Party membership (since which year): Not a member
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From July 1919 through July 1922 and from August 1942 through September 1945
11. Place of service (name of unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Gun commander in the 237th Guards Rifle Regiment, 76th Guards Rifle Division, 2nd Belorussian Front
12. Current place of service and position: Farmer at the "Parizhskaya Kommuna" ["Paris Commune"] Kolkhoz, Yadrin Raion
13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Chiganary, Yadrin Raion, Chuvash ASSR

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Courage [citation]


Temporary certificate nr. 206978

Order of the 64th Army nr. 74/N of October 29, 1942

Order of the Red Star


Temporary certificate nr. I-314630

Order of the 76th Guards Rifle Division nr. 35/N of October 26, 1942

Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad

Certificate nr. L-20947

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of December 22, 1942

Medal for the Liberation of Warsaw

Certificate nr. A-076655

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

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 Yadrin Raion
Captain of the Quartermaster Service [signed] /Vakhrameyev/
May 11, 1946

Award sheet

Ionychev, Ivan Andreyevich
______ Rifle Company, 633rd Rifle Regiment, 157th Rifle Division
Nominated for: Medal for Courage
1. Year of birth: 1900
2. Nationality: Russian
3. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1941
4. Party affiliation: Not a member
5. Participation in combat: On the Western Front from December 20, 1941 through April 20, 1942 and on the South-Eastern Front since September 19, 1942
6. Wounds or contusions received: No
7. Awards received previously: None
8. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Yadrin Raion
9. Permanent home address: Village of Chiganary, Yadrin Raion, Chuvash ASSR. Married to Yevgenia Fyodorovna Ionycheva

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

Comrade Ionychev has been serving in the Active Army since December 20, 1941. During the fighting with the German fascists on the approaches to Stalingrad, comrade Ionychev showed himself a courageous, brave and steadfast defender of the socialist motherland. During our units' offensive on October 1, 1942 near height 143.1, located to the northwest of the village of Beketovka in the Stalingrad Oblast, comrade Ionychev boldly operated ahead of the troops and shot a number of fascists. At dawn on that same day, while on duty at the company's command post, he noticed a furtive enemy reconnaissance party. Without panicking he opened fire, as a result of which an officer and three soldiers ended up killed, while the others ran away. In combat on October 3, 1942 in the same area, comrade Ionychev took out seventeen German soldiers with a number of accurate shots.

Conclusion: For the courage and bravery he displayed, comrade Ionychev deserves to be awarded the Medal for Courage.

Commander of the 633rd Rifle Regiment
Major [signed] /Mochov/

Military Commissar of the 633rd Rifle Regiment
Senior Battalion Commissar [signed] /Sotnikov/
October 6, 1942

Medal for Courage nr. 117953, obverse and reverse

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