Afanasyev, Ivan Ivanovich

Date of birth:
January 20th, 1901
Date of death:
September 8th, 1952
Buried on:
Graves Russian War Veterans Serafimov Cemetery
Nationality:
Soviet

Biography

Captain of the merchant navy during the Second World War.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1942
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1942
An allied transport convoy from Reykjavik to Murmansk came under attack by German warplanes and submarines on 28 May 1942. One ship was destroyed, while captain Afanasyeva's ship was damaged. Despite the damage, the captain led its ship safely to the port of Murmansk and delivered the necessary military supplies to the front.
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1942
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1945
Orden Trudovogo Krasnogo Znameni
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1952
Orden Lenina

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