Nikolai Vasilyevich Ivanov-Yelistratov
Order of the Red Banner nr. 228801 was awarded by Order of the Tallinn Naval Defense Area of November 5, 1945 to 25- or 26-year-old Senior Lieutenant Nikolai Vasilyevich Ivanov-Yelistratov, assistant commander of small base minesweeper MBTShch-370, 10th Small Base Minesweeper Squadron, 1st Minesweeper Brigade, Tallinn Naval Defense Area, Baltic Fleet.
Order booklet nr. 572510
1. Last name: Ivanov-Yelistratov
14. List of all awards he received:
Signature of the recipient: [signed]
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For the chief of the Officer Personnel Department of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet
Concerning (military rank; first name, patronymic, and last name; position; and name of the troop unit, formation, institution, or establishment): Senior Lieutenant Nikolai Vasilyevich Ivanov-Yelistratov, assistant captain of small base minesweeper MBTShch-370, 10th Small Base Minesweeper Squadron, 1st Red Banner Minesweeper Brigade, Tallinn Naval Defense Area, Red Banner Baltic Fleet
Name of the award: Order of the Red Banner
1. Year of birth: 1919 2. Nationality: Russian 3. Social position: Working class 4. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party 5. Since when in the Red Army or Red Navy: Since 1939 6. Service in the Civil War: No 7. Wounds and contusions: Wounded twice: on February 13, 1942 and April 7, 1942 8. Has he been nominated for an award before (when and what for): Nominated in 1942 for actions on land and in 1944 for a landing operation with the Ladoga Military Flotilla 9. Which commendations and awards did he receive and what for: Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class 10. Service in the White Army or other bourgeois armies and time spent in captivity: No, no 11. Permanent address: _______________
Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements
During the fighting against the German-fascist invaders he displayed true bravery and heroism. During the Patriotic War he took part in the fighting against the Germans both on land and at sea. He suffered two wounds and his personal tally comprises 23 Germans killed or captured. During the time he has been serving in the 10th Squadron with the MBTShch-370, he sailed 6385 miles in 1945 alone, 4940 of which with the sweep out, during which 24 mines were swept and blown up.
Serving as the ship's assistant captain and concurrently as the ship's navigator, he ensured that all combat missions were carried out in an excellent and accident-free manner, both when sweeping minefields and when carrying out special assignments from Tallinn Naval Defense Area command.
He is a cultured and competent officer. He is highly organized and disciplined. He skillfully organized the military training and the ship's on-board services and organization, owing to which the ship is considered the Squadron's best. He enjoys great authority among the Squadron's officers.
For perfectly carrying out combat missions in the struggle against the German invaders, for displaying audacity and heroism, and for skillfully organizing the ship's on-board services, he deserves the Order of the Red Banner.
Captain of the MBTShch-370
Captain Lieutenant Nikolai Vasilyevich Ivanov-Yelistratov
Order of the Red Banner nr. 228801, obverse and reverse
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