Ivan Ksenofontovich Bakteyev

Order of the Red Star nr. 109435 was awarded by Order of the 39th Guards Rifle Division of January 6, 1943 to 20- or 21-year-old Guards Private Ivan Ksenofontovich Bakteyev (Иван Ксенофонтович Бактеев), telephone operator in the Signal Company of the 117th Guards Rifle Regiment, 39th Guards Rifle Division, 62nd Army, Don Front.


Record card

Order booklet nr. B-771528

1. Last name: Bakteyev
2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Ksenofontovich
3. Military rank: Senior Sergeant
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1922
6. Place of birth: Village of Chany-Sakan, Tatarsk District, Novisibirsk Province
7. Party membership (since which year): Not a member
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From September 1941 to September 1945
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Assistant signal platoon leader in the 117th Guards Rifle Regiment, 39th Guards Rifle Division
12. Current place of service and position: Regional inspector, Tatarsk District Inspectorate, Central Statistics Office
13. Home address of the awardee: Kazatkul Rural Municipality, Tatarsk District

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 [citation]

109435

Temporary certificate nr. 426727

Order of the 39th Guards Rifle Division nr. 5/N of January 6, 1943

Order of the Red Star

2652272

Temporary certificate nr. I-390095

Order of the 39th Guards Rifle Division nr. 0124/N of January 30, 1945

Medal for Courage

659782

Temporary certificate nr. A-552922

Order of the 117th Guards Rifle Regiment nr. 25/N of January 15, 1944

Medal for Combat Merit

/

 

Order of the 39th Guards Rifle Regiment nr. 078 of August 8, 1944

Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad

 

B-41317

 

Medal for the Victory over Germany

 

Ts-0050094

 

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

For the military commissar of the Tatarsk District
Captain of the Administrative Service [signed]
March 25, 1947


Award sheet

1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Bikteyev, Ivan Ksenofontovich
2. Rank: Guards Private
3. Position and unit: Telephone operator in the Signal Company of the 117th Guards Rifle Regiment, 39th Guards Rifle Division

Nominated for: Order of the Red Star

4. Year of birth: 1922
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Komsomol member
7. Participation in the Civil War and the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR (where and when): In the Patriotic War on the Stalingrad Front
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: He was wounded
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1941
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Tatarsk District, Novosibirsk Province
11. Previous awards (for which achievements): No
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and his family's address: _______________

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

Comrade Bikteyev is a brave and fearless soldier. During the fighting on December 13 and 14, 1942 he personally repaired as many as 30 breaks in the telephone cable under heavy enemy mortar and machine-gun fire, thus ensuring uninterrupted communications with the battalions. On these same days comrade Bikteyev reeled out a new telephone cable to one of the units across open terrain.

During the fighting on December 14 of this year, comrade Bikteyev used a captured mortar to destroy an enemy machine gun and kill its crew.

For the bravery and heroism he displayed, comrade Bikteyev deserves the Order of the Red Star.

Commanding officer of the 117th Guards Rifle Regiment
Guards Major [signed by deputy] /Uskov/
December 22, 1942



Order of the Red Star nr. 109435, obverse and reverse

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Troops of the 39th Guards Rifle Division - probably the 120th Guards Rifle Regiment - fighting in the Marten Shop of the Krasny Oktyabr Factory, December 1942


General Chuikov issues the 39th Guards Rifle Division its guards banner in the Krasny Oktyabr Factory area, January 3, 1943


The Krasny Oktyabr Factory in ruins, January 21, 1943


The main entrance of the Krasny Oktyabr Factory after the battle


The Soviet-German front line in Stalingrad on December 13, 1942. The 39th Guards Rifle Division is highlighted in red


A map of the German-Soviet lines running through the Krasny Oktyabr Factory in the evening of December 13, 1942. The Volga River is at the bottom. The 117th Guards Rifle Regiment is highlighted in red


Order of the Red Star nr. 109435, obverse


Order of the Red Star nr. 109435, reverse


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