Russia – Soviet: Order of Glory 3rdClass awarded to Guards Sergeant Pavel Ignatyevich Dubov, 3rdRifle Battalion, 24thRifle Regiment, 10thRifle Division for bravery during the Karelian Front’s Murmansk offensive and later during the Pomeranian Offensive of Spring 1945, in which in one action alone he destroyed an enemy self-propelled gun and killed two dozen counterattacking German soldiers and officers.
Order of Glory 3rdClass numbered 418837
Condition: Dark toned, Nearly extremely fine
Guards Sergeant Pavel Ignatyevich Dubov, the Commander of an artillery piece of a 45mm gun platoon of the 3rdRifle Battalion, 24thKirkenes Order of Lenin Red Banner Guards Rifle Regiment, 10thPechenga Twice Red Banner Order of Alexander Nevsky Guards Rifle Division was born in the village of Dubovo, Khripelevsky Rural Municipality, Ustyuzhna Raion, Vologda Oblast during 1914, he joined the Red Army in June 1941 and saw service with the Karelian Front from the outside of the conflict, initially winning a Medal of Courage for fighting in the Murmansk area as the Soviets and Finns sought to push the Germans out of Finland after that nations surrender.
Subsequently Dubov was to see service with the 2ndBelarussian Front from February 1945 during its offensive in East Prussia, including at the Liberation of Danzig and the destruction of the German forces there, it was for fighting around the Danzig area that he was to receive the Order of Glory 3rdClass by Order of the 10thRifle Division on 30thMay 1945.
‘For the bravery and courage he displayed during the offensives conducted on the Karelian’s Front’s Murmansk axis in October 1944, comrade Dudov was awarded the Medal for Courage.
Throughout these offensive operations, from the initial breakthrough of the enemy defences near the village of Buchholz by the 2ndBelorussian Front on 24thFebruary 1945 all the way to the complete destruction of the Gdynia Pocket on 4thApril 1945, comrade Dubov was positioned among the 8thRifle Company, skilfully supporting its advance. On March 20, 1945 near Pustkowitz, comrade Dubov destroyed 2 enemy machine guns along with their crews with direct fire, thus enabling the 8thRifle Company to push forward. On March 21, 1945, in the same area, he put an enemy self-propelled gun out of action. While fighting off fierce Hitlerite counterattacks during the fighting near Janowo and Pogorsz, comrade Dubov killed as many as two dozen counterattacking German soldiers and officers.’
After the end of the war, Dubov worked as an Agriculturist at the vitamin plant of the city of Ustyuzhna, Ustyuzhna Raion, Vologda Oblast, and lived in the same city at 46 Internatsionalnaya (International) Street.