Vladimir Vasilyevich Boyarintsev
Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class nr. 50483 was awarded by Order of the Armored and Mechanized Forces of the 60th Army of November 19, 1943 to 31-year-old Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Vasilyevich Boyarintsev, commander of a T-34 company, 1st Tank Battalion, 150th Tank Brigade, 60th Army, 1st Ukrainian Front.
Record card of an award recipient
Last name: Boyarintsev
Home address: Commander of the Armored and Mechanized Forces of the 60th Army, 1st Ukrainian Front
1. Year of birth: 1912
1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Boyarintsev, Vladimir Vasilyevich
Nominated for: Title of ‘Hero of the Soviet Union’ posthumously
4. Year of birth: 1912
Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:
Serving as commanding officer of a tank company, comrade Boyarintsev showed himself an exceptionally brave and courageous commander, who through personal example inspired his company’s men to conduct heroic deeds.
On August 26, 1943, during the operation to breach the enemy defenses in the Yaroslavka-Shagarova sector, comrade Boyarintsev personally destroyed 3 machine-gun positions and killed as many as 70 Germans.
On September 5, 1943, during the fighting at the village of Buryn, the company, under comrade Boyarintsev’s able command, acted audaciously and decisively and destroyed the following: 1 self-propelled gun, 6 machine guns, and 1 truck carrying goods and killed up to 75 Germans.
On September 8, 1943, during the fighting for the Kutsiv farmstead, comrade Boyarintsev crushed a barn housing Germans. Using the tank’s tracks he killed up to 15 Germans, and when the Germans were able to set the tank on fire by throwing a grenade, he personally put out the fire and continued assailing the fascists.
On September 11, 1943, while pursuing the retreating enemy troops, comrade Boyarintsev operated ahead of the infantry and led the way for them, and with his company he destroyed 6 mortars and 8 machine guns and killed as many as 150 Germans.
On September 11, 1943, during the fighting for the village of Yuryevka, Senior Lieutenant Boyarintsev pursued the fleeing fascists, personally destroying 2 mortars and 3 machine guns and killing as many as 30 Germans. During this battle Senior Lieutenant Boyarintsev died a brave death, giving his life for the prosperity of his beloved people and for his beloved motherland.
Comrade Boyarintsev deserves to be granted the title of ‘Hero of the Soviet Union’ posthumously.
Commanding officer of the 1st Tank Battalion
Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Vasilyevich Boyarintsev
Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class nr. 50483, obverse and reverse
A Soviet T-34/76 tank
A situation map showing the village of Yuryevka, where Boyarintsev was killed
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