Yuri Dmitriyevich Biryukov

Order of the Red Star nr. 76347 was awarded by Order of the 24th Rifle Division of December 23, 1942 to the 20-year-old Senior Lieutenant Yuri Dmitriyevich Biryukov (Юрий Дмитриевич Бирюков), the commander of a 120-mm mortar battery in the 7th Rifle Regiment, 24th Rifle Division, 65th Army, Don Front.

Promotions

Date

Lieutenant

December 28, 1941

Senior Lieutenant

November 6, 1942

Captain

January 30, 1945

Major

October 28, 1950


Record card

Order booklet nr. A-407066

1. Last name: Biryukov
2. First name and patronymic: Yuri Dmitriyevich
3. Military rank: Major
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1922
6. Place of birth: Village of Volkovo, Jartsevo Raion, Smolensk Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1944
8. Education: 10 classes
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: Since 1941
11. Place of service (name of unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Cadet at a Joint Advanced Officer Training Course in the Carpathian Military District
12. Current place of service and position: Cadet at a Joint Advanced Officer Training Course in the Carpathian Military District
13. Home address of the awardee: 22 Kleparovskaya Street, city of Lvov

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Order of the Red Star [citation]

76347

Order booklet nr. 101150

Order of the 24th Rifle Division, Don Front nr. 05/N of December 26, 1942

Order of the Red Star

560632

Order booklet nr. A-101150

Order of the 350th Rifle Division nr. 08/N of January 25, 1944

Order of the Red Banner

132126

Order booklet nr. A-101150

Order of the commander of the Artillery of the 1st Ukrainian Front nr. 1081/N of August 29, 1944

Order of Alexander Nevsky

40151

Order booklet nr. A-101150

Order of the commander of the Artillery of the 13th Army nr. 32/N of June 1, 1945

Medal for Combat Merit

Unnumbered

Order booklet nr. A-101150

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 19, 1951

Order of the Red Star

3542501

Decree of December 30, 1956

Medal for the Capture of Berlin

Unnumbered

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

Medal for the Victory over Germany

Unnumbered

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

Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the Soviet Army and Navy

Unnumbered

Unnumbered

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 22, 1948

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

Chief of the Personnel Section of the Joint Advanced Officer Training Course
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Kuznetsov/
July 29, 1952


Award sheet

All fields to be filled out fully

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Biryukov, Yuri Dmitriyevich
2. Rank: Senior Lieutenant
3. Position and unit: Commander of a 120-mm mortar battery in the 7th Rifle Regiment, 24th Rifle Division
Nominated for: Order of the Red Star
4. Year of birth: 1922
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party membership: Candidate 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): Since March 10, 1942 on the Kalinin, Stalingrad, and Don Front
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1941
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: City of Leningrad
11. Awards received previously (for which merits): None
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: 5 Flyugov Street, _____ 44, Leningrad. Mother: Nina Georgiyevna

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

On December [should be November, AdV] 26, during the fighting for height 204.0, located to the southeast of Klemkovo, he was present at the command post. Under enemy fire he skillfully and personally adjusted the fire of his battery, destroying 2 enemy artillery batteries and two mounted machine guns and killing up to 50 Hitlerites, who were impeding our troops' advance to the height.

The men and materiel have been prepared perfectly for the most difficult tasks in combat situations.

He deserves the Order of the Red Star.

Commander of the 7th Rifle Regiment
Senior Battalion Commissar /Kuyarov/ [signed]

Chief of staff
Captain /Nikitin/ [signed]
December 16, 1942



Major Yuri Dmitriyevich Biryukov


Order of the Red Star nr. 76347, obverse and reverse


A German map showing height 204.0 in the upper left hand corner


A present-day satellite image of height 204.0


A Soviet 120-mm mortar



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