Zaikina Ivan Antonovich( Hero of the Soviet Union (19.VI.1945 g.).)
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Biography Zaikina Ivan Antonovich
(23.IH.1907, der. Triputina Hislavichskogo district - 17.H.1982, Moscow).
In the Red Army in 1929. Graduated in 1935. Ryazan Artillery School. Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. 496-st Mining baggage Mortar Regiment 18 Army 4 th Ukrainian Front, commanded by Colonel W. morning of 3 April 1945. in battles of cross-p. Oder from Mr.. Morawska-Ostrava (Czech Republic) disabled the 4 anti-tank guns, suppressed the fire 2 mortar batteries, and 4 heavy machine guns of the enemy, than helped force the river parts division. Regiment was ferried across the Oder to the improvised means, NW. participated in the release of Mr.. Morawska-Ostrava. Prior to 1955. continued to serve in the army. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 4 orders of the Red Banner, Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st and 2 nd degree, Red Star and medals.