Russia – Soviet: An immediate post war award of the Order of Glory 3rd Class for wounds to Private in the Reserves Evgenii Ivanovich Voroboev who had served as a scout with the 13th Rifle Division while part of the Leningrad Front, and was severely wounded during a reconnaissance in the Krasny Bor area on 29th March 1943, resulting in his right leg being amputated.
Order of Glory 3rd Class, 2nd type, the reverse numbered 363095
Condition: Good very fine
Private in the Reserves Evgenii Ivanovich Voroboev was born in Leningrad in 1912. Spending several short periods in the Red Army between 1935-38, 1939-40 and then from June 1941 until March 1943, the last period with the 172nd Rifle Regiment, 13th Rifle Division as a Scout.
The award of the Order of Glory 3rd Class was awarded to him on 11th June 1945:
‘On 29th March 1943, during a reconnaissance in the region of Krasnii Bora, in association with the 172nd Rifle Regiment, 13th Rifle Division, Leningrad Front, was severely wounded in the right leg. As a result of this wound his leg was amputated. Illness confirmed.’
It is clear that Voroboev was then discharged on account of his wounds. After the war his address is given as Apartment 37, House 19, Block 18, Vasil’evskii Island, Leningrad.
The fighting around Krasnii Bora (Krasny Bor) took place as part of the Red Army’s attempt to complete a pincer movement and surround German forces to the south of Leningrad, this was a follow up operation from the previously successful attack in the region of Schlisselburg which led to a land corridor being opened to the encircled Leningrad forces. While the main battle near Krasny Bor took place between the 10th and 13th February 1943, continued small actions were fought for weeks afterwards in the region.
The Order of Glory was established on 8th November 1943 as the highest “soldier’s only” - enlisted men and NCO’s award, and was given only for direct combat with the enemy.