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 (Николай Васильевич Иванов-Елистратов), assistant captain of small base minesweeper MBTShch-370, 10th Small Base Minesweeper Squadron, 1st Minesweeper Brigade, Tallinn Naval Defense Area, Baltic Fleet.


Record card

Record card

Order booklet nr. 572510

1. Last name: Ivanov-Yelistratov
2. First name and patronymic: Nikolai Vasilyevich
3. Military rank: Senior Lieutenant
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1919
6. Place of birth: City of Atkarsk, Saratov Province
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1939
8. Education: Secondary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: May 1939
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Captain of a minesweeper, 1st Red Banner Minesweeper Brigade, Red Banner Baltic Fleet
12. Current place of service and position: Captain of a minesweeper, 1st Red Banner Minesweeper Brigade, Red Banner Baltic Fleet
13. Home address of the recipient: Field post nr. 90851, city of Tallinn

14. List of all awards he received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class

290400

A-36375

Order of the Island Naval Defense Area, Red Banner Baltic Fleet nr. 1/N of February 21, 1945

Order of the Red Banner [citation]

228801

A-67139

Order of the Tallinn Naval Defense Area, Red Banner Baltic Fleet nr. 31 of November 5, 1945

Medal for the Victory over Germany

/

N-0424515

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

Signature of the recipient: [signed]

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

For the chief of the Officer Personnel Department of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet
Senior Lieutenant [signed] /Kotov/
March 20, 1946


Award citation

Award citation

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

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

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: 1st Squadron, 119th Aviation Regiment, Black Sea Fleet Air Forces

Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements
(To be compiled by the staff of the troop unit, formation, institution, or establishment):

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
Lieutenant [signed] /Pletsko/
December 22, 1942



Order of the Red Banner nr. 228801, obverse and reverse

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Order of the Red Banner nr. 228801, obverse


Order of the Red Banner nr. 228801, reverse


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