PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Afanasyeva, I.I.
Date of birth: 1901
Date of death:  1952
Buried on:  Graves Russian War Veterans Serafimov Cemetery
Nationality:  Soviet
BIOGRAPHY: 
Captain of the merchant navy during the Second World War.
     
MEDAL "ZOLOTAYA ZVEZDA" (GEROI SOVETSKOGO SOYUZA)
Awarded on: June 28th, 1942
Action: 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.
 
     
ORDEN LENINA
Awarded on: June 28th, 1942
 
 
 
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Picture source:   Public domain
Information source(s):   - Книга Памяти Северо-Западного федерального округа - Могила Афанасьева И.И.(1901-1952), Героя Советского Союза
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