Thursday 24 December 2015

Captured Tiger Hero

I already wrote about a few captured Panther crew receiving awards, now it's time for a Tiger.

  1. Name: Kadenev, Mikhail Ivanovich
  2. Rank: Guards Starshina
  3. Position, unit: T-VI (Tiger) tank gunner, 2nd Tank Battalion, 28th Lioznen Independent Guards Tank Brigade
    is nominated for the state award of the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class.
  4. Year of birth: 1900
  5. Nationality: Russian
  6. Party affiliation: none
  7. Participation in the civil war, subsequent action in defense of the USSR, Patriotic War: in the Patriotic War since November of 1943
  8. Wounds or concussions in the Patriotic War: none
  9. In the Red Army since: June 1941
  10. Recruited by: Kal recruitment office, Chita oblast
  11. Prior awards: Order of the Red Star
Brief and specific description of heroism or achievements: in battles from June 24th to June 27th, 1944, for the Vitebsk-Lepel highway in order to encircle the Vitebsk group of the enemy, comrade Kadenev and his crew destroyed up to 25 enemy soldiers and officers, 4 machineguns, 1 pillbox, and two carriages with military cargo.

For courage and bravery demonstrated in battle against German occupants, he is worthy of the state award of the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class."

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