Russia – Soviet: A Long Service Award of the Order of the Red Banner to Major Efin Filippovich Tarasyuk, Chief of Supply Battalion, 273rd Separate Aviation Mechanical Battalion, Red Army Air Force, he had seen service in Manchuria during the Soviet invasion of the area as part of its war against Japan in August 1945. He was also awarded both the Order of the Red Star and the Order of Lenin for his Long Service.
Order of the Red Banner, type 3, variation 2, reverse numbered 250761
Condition: Nearly extremely fine
Efin Filippovich Tarasyuk was a Ukrainian born in 1904 in the City of Meotegko, Chervonoe, Andrushovskii Region, Nitoskeireka Oblast, Ukraine. He joined the Red Army on 22nd October 1926 and was a career soldier. Tarasyuk joined the Communist Party in 1931. The Order of the Red Banner was a Long Service award of given to Major Tarasyuk in 1946, for 20 years of service. He received the award on 5th November 1946. In addition to this award Major Tarasyuk received the Order of the Red Star and the Order of Lenin for long service (for 15 and 25 years, respectively). During WW2 he served in Manchuria, for which he received the Medal for Victory Over Japan. He was also a recipient of the Medal for the 30th Anniversary of the Red Army and Fleet. In 1952 Major Tarasyuk was still serving in his wartime unit. At the time he was living in the city of Gerashgovka, Gerashgovskii Region, Promorskii District