Ivan Yakovlevich Andryunin

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class nr. 264509 was awarded by Order of the 61st Army of November 6, 1944 to 32-year-old Major Ivan Yakovlevich Andryunin, senior political instructor in the 82nd Rifle Division, 80th Rifle Corps, 61st Army, 1st Baltic Front.




August 14, 1943

Record card

Order booklet nr. V-127023

1. Last name: Andryunin
2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Yakovlevich
3. Military rank: Major
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1912
6. Place of birth: Village of Shatrishche, Spassk Raion, Ryazan Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1940
8. Education: Higher
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From December 1939 through March 1947
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Propagandist with the Radio School of the 20th Army
12. Current place of service and position: Temporarily unemployed
13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Nikolskoye, house 1, Balashikha Raion, Moscow Oblast

14. List of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Courage



Order of the 20th Army nr. 0128 of March 17, 1943

Order of the Red Star



Order of the 31st Army nr. 0157 of October 6, 1944

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



Order of the 61st Army nr. 334/N of November 6, 1944

Order of the Red Banner



Order of the 61st Army nr. 426/N of March 21, 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 Balashikha Raion
May 6, 1947

Award sheet

All fields to be filled out fully

1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Andryunin, Ivan Yakovlevich
2. Rank: Major
3. Position and unit: Senior instructor tasked with disintegrating the enemy forces
Nominated for: Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class
4. Year of birth: 1912
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party, membership booklet nr. 3629573
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
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: Wounded on August 17, 1943
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since November 1939
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Putyatino Raion, Ryazan Oblast
11. Awards received previously (for which accomplishments): Medal for Courage by Order of the 20th Army nr. 0128 of Match 17, 1943 and Order of the Red Star by Order of the 31st Army nr. 057 of October 6, 1943
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: _______________

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

Major Andryunin, serving with the Political Section as a senior instructor tasked with disintegrating the enemy forces, organized the disruptive efforts during the offensive in the direction of the city of Riga, using all available means of agitation. He broadcasted agitational messages employing political officers with megaphones, who were active within the units, and using sound installations installed in the trenches. He made skillful use of three captured Latvian soldiers to disintegrate a Latvian division.

Moreover, in his capacity as representative of the division's Political Section, Major Andryunin vigorously organized the party-political activities within the battalions; straight on the battlefield he displayed bravery and courage in the process.

For his vigorous efforts to disintegrate the enemy forces, his practical assistance to the units' political officers during the fighting, as well as for the bravery and courage he displayed during the capture of Riga, I apply for Major Andryunin to be awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class.

Chief of the Political Section of the 82nd Yartsevo Red Banner Rifle Division
Colonel [signed] /Avramov/
October 18, 1944

Major Ivan Yakovlevich Andryunin

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class nr. 264509, obverse and reverse

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