Ivan Sergeyevich Shcherbak

The Shcherbak group consists of the following:

  • Order of the Red Banner nr. 95255
  • Order of the Red Banner 2nd award nr. 23342
  • Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class nr. 192313
  • Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class nr. 248637
  • Order of the Red Star nr. 130333
  • Order of the Red Star nr. 2928257
  • Medal for Combat Merit nr. 1406673
  • Medal for the Defense of Moscow
  • Order booklet

All were awarded to Colonel Ivan Sergeyevich Shcherbak (Иван Сергеевич Щербак), the chief of the Section for the Utilization of the Experience of War of the Western Front's 33rd Army and later the 2nd Belorussian Front's 49th Army.

Promotions

Date

Lieutenant

November 6, 1937

Senior Lieutenant

November 6, 1940

Captain

April 1, 1942

Major

December 7, 1942

Lieutenant Colonel

January 29, 1944

Colonel

April 4, 1952


Record card

Order booklet nr. 465700

1. Last name: Shcherbak
2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Sergeyevich
3. Military rank: Lieutenant Colonel
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1911
6. Place of birth: Village of Karane, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Raion, Kiev Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1939
8. Education: Secondary
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: 1933
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Chief of the Section for the Study and Utilization of the Experience of the Great Patriotic War of the 49th Army
12. Current place of service and position: Lecturer and consultant on military training at the Red Army Officers' Club of the Kiev District
13. Home address of the awardee: __ Petropavlovskaya Street, Svyatoshino, city of Kiev

14. List of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Order of the Red Star

130333

Temporary certificate nr. 418623

Order of the 33rd Army nr. 0163 of April 30, 1943

Order of the Red Banner [citation]

95255

Temporary certificate nr. A-424264

Order of the 33rd Army nr. 030 of January 25, 1944

Medal for Combat Merit

1406673

Temporary certificate nr. 077878

Decree of November 3, 1944

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class

248637

Temporary certificate nr. G-483663

Order of the 49th Army nr. 0143 of November 4, 1944

Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class

192313

Temporary certificate nr. Ye-741141

Order of the 49th Army nr. 091 of June 4, 1945

Order of the Red Star

2928257

465700

Decree of November 15, 1950

Order of the Red Banner

23342 (#2)

 

Decree of November 5, 1954

Medal for the Defense of Moscow

 

Permanent certificate nr. O-000197

Decree of May 1, 1944

Medal for the Victory over Germany

 

Permanent certificate nr. Z-0179501

Decree 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):

Chief of the 3rd Section of the Personnel Department of Kiev Military District
Major [signed] /Solod/
January 29, 1946


Award sheet

All fields to be filled out fully

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Shcherbak, Ivan Sergeyevich
2. Rank: Major
3. Position and unit: Senior assistant chief of the 1st Section of the Operations Department of the 33rd Army

Nominated for: Order of the Red Banner

4. Year of birth: 1911
5. Nationality: Ukrainian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party
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 December 1941
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: Wounded in his hand on December 23, 1943
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1933
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Pereyaslav Raion
11. Previous awards (for which achievements): Order of the Red Star
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and his family's address: _______________

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

Major I.S. Shcherbak is an excellent officer who is actively involved in organizing the Army's combat operations. Directly among the frontline units he repeatedly verified if combat instructions from Army command were carried out. While carrying out an assignment in the 199th Rifle Division on December 23, 1943 he was wounded, but he stayed with the Division until the battle had ended, having successfully accomplished the task assigned to him.

He deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Banner.

Chief of the Operations Department of the 33rd Army
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Tolkonyuk/
January 12, 1944



Ivan Sergeyevich Shcherbak, left as a Lieutenant, right as a Lieutenant Colonel


Shcherbak's award group, obverse


Shcherbak's award group, reverse

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