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Kuznetsov, Nikolai Ivanovich

Date of birth:
April 29th, 1922 (Pytruchei/Olonets Governorate, Russia)
Date of death:
September 11th, 2008 (Pestovo/Novgorod Oblast, Russia)
Nationality:
Soviet (1922-1991, People's Republic)

Biography

One of only four persons who were both Hero of the Soviet Union and Cavalier of all three Orders of Glory (1945).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Serzhant (Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudia 369 otdelnogo istrebitelnogo-protivotankovogo artilleryskogo diviziona 263 strelkovaya divizia (Gun Commander in 369th Independent Destroyer Anti-Tank Artillery Batallion, 263rd Rifle Division)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1944
Orden Slavy 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
starshy serzhant (Senior Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudia 369 otdelnogo istrebitelnogo-protivotankovogo artilleryskogo diviziona 263 strelkovaya divizia (Gun Commander in 369th Independent Destroyer Anti-Tank Artillery Batallion, 263rd Rifle Division)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1944
Orden Slavy 2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Starshina (Master Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudia 369 otdelnogo istrebitelnogo-protivotankovogo artilleryskogo diviziona 263 strelkovaya divizia (Gun Commander in 369th Independent Destroyer Anti-Tank Artillery Batallion, 263rd Rifle Division)
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1945

As an Order of Glory 1st Class wasn't available Kuznetsov received another 2nd Class. This one was replaced with a 1st Class on 12 March 1980.
Orden Slavy 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Starshina (Master Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudia 369 otdelnogo istrebitelnogo-protivotankovogo artilleryskogo diviziona 263 strelkovaya divizia (Gun Commander in 369th Independent Destroyer Anti-Tank Artillery Batallion, 263rd Rifle Division)
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1945
Medal
Serial number 6264.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Starshina (Master Sergeant)
Unit:
Komandir orudia 369 otdelnogo istrebitelnogo-protivotankovogo artilleryskogo diviziona 263 strelkovaya divizia (Gun Commander in 369th Independent Destroyer Anti-Tank Artillery Batallion, 263rd Rifle Division)
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1945
Goes with Gold Star number 6264.
Orden Lenina

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