(08.1918 - 9. 3. 1945)
A LEXANDER Gennady Petrovich - a driver of the tank 108 Tank Brigade (9 Corps, 33 Army, 1? First Byelorussian Front), Sergeant. Born in August 1918 in Ivano-Voznesensk (now Ivanovo) in a working class family. Russian. He graduated from junior high school. He worked as a mechanic in a textile factory they. Zhideleva. In the Red Army since 1938.
Member of the Great Patriotic War on May 1944. Battle baptism took near Bobruisk. Participated in the battles for the ferry across the river and Drut Berezina, in the capture of settlements Great Lyada, Dyadovschina, Big Krushinovka. For the differences in fighting Tank Brigade, which served as a sergeant Alexandrov, received the honorary title of Bobruisk. Then, Gennady took part in the battles for the capital of Belarus - Minsk, liberated Baranovichi, Slonim, Brest.
Distinguished Alexandrov and during the Vistula-Oder operation. Only during the January 14, 1945, five times he led his tank in the attack, destroying an enemy bunker, machine-gun point of hindering the advance of our infantry. And the next day broke forward to locality Krodun.
January 29, 1945 Sergeant Alexandrov GP. crossed the Oder River near the village of Oderek (now Tsiganitse, 5 km south of Mr.. SulechцЁw, Poland). Being together with other six tanks cut off from their unit during 9 days kept busy abroad, reflecting the numerous counterattacks. Crew Alexandrova destroyed 4 guns, 4 mortars with the calculations, to hundreds of Nazis. Tankers hold the bridgehead until the arrival of our troops.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union, Gennady Petrovich Aleksandrov awarded March 24, 1945, along with nine other tank crews.
. Died March 9, 1945 in the battle left bank of the Oder
. Buried in the city Avgustvald (now Velgovo, Poland).
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, World War 2 degrees, the Red Star, Medal for Combat Service Б• Б•L.
. May 9, 1965 via 3rd Airfield in Ivanovo, renamed the street tankman Alexandrova
. At one of the houses on the street its name is a memorial plaque.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) feat. 3rd edition, Corr. and additional. Yaroslavl, 1980