Grishin Sergey( Hero of the Soviet Union (March 1943).)
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Biography Grishin Sergey
(18.III.1917, der.Fomino Dorogobuzhskaya Area - 25.VI.1994, Moscow).
Born in a family of rural cobbler. Worked as the village council secretary, teacher, elementary school, he graduated from pedtehnikum, Teachers' Institute. In 1939, Mr.. drafted into the army. He served as a lieutenant, a platoon commander, in a heavy division breakthrough, directly subordinate to the People's Commissar of Defense. In the winter of 1941, came out of the environment, created in Fomin partisan detachment. Together with him at the origins of the detachment were P. Zvezdan WITH. Ivanov, K. Kustov, H. Kutuzov, V. Samsonov, C. Skvortsov. They are all members Dorogobuzh release in February 1942.
In March 1942, Mr.. a small detachment of "13" began its unprecedented raid, which lasted until the connection with the army in June 1944. As a result of military raid in 40 districts of Smolensk and Belarus length of 2.5 thousand kilometers in 33 months fighting in the rear of the enemy guerrillas grishintsy survived 600 fights, no one broke through the encirclement and siege. Demoman compound burned and smashed 333 military echelon of the enemy, more than a thousand cars, smashed 40 garrisons of the enemy, destroyed up to 14 thousand Germans. Particularly fierce fighting, dragging themselves large enemy forces, took place in autumn 1942. and spring 1943. within the Smolensk region., in the autumn of 1943, when the regiment was in the thick of battle formations 4 German Army Group Center in the threshold of "Operation Bagration" Free Belarus, the so-called railway wars. G. - Honorary citizen Dorogobuzh, Belarusian cities Bychaе-, Belynichi, Krichev, Cherikov, Slavgorod, Chaussy.
After the connection to the mainland G. completed two academies - Frunze and General Staff. Candidate of Military Sciences, professor. Author of several works on military history. Many Western historians, among them Americans, John Brooke, Armstrong, Maklur, German Erich Hesse, Helmut Kraydl were forced to give the highest evaluation of actions of the connection D. These studies showed that the detachment, regiment, the connection was the most active and dangerous forces in the rear of Army Group Center.
Vol.: Tactics (for foreign views, 1972, co-authored); Exploration in battle. -M, 1980; The units in combat. - M., 1985; Chronicle Bovskoy blockade / Military Gazette, 1977. -? 10.
Lit.: Kireev, M., Zvezdaeva In. Grishintsy. - Smolensk, 1958; Moskvina. 1) guerrilla trails. - Smolensmk, 1961. - M., 1967, 2) Roads military brotherhood. - Minsk, 1986, Prometheus, 1977. -? 11.