(15. 7. 1922 - 4. 10. 1968)
A ndreev Anatoly heavy tank commander of the 13th Guards Heavy Tank separate Umansky Regiment (4-th Guards Tank Army, 1 st Ukrainian Front) Guard lieutenant. Born July 15, 1922 in the village of Ust-Uda, (now smt.) Irkutsk region, in a working class family. Russian. Member of the CPSU from 1951. He graduated from elementary school in the city of Orenburg region Busuluk. Worked on a tractor trailer, a stoker, a metalworker in the city of Orsk. In the Soviet Army from October 1941. He studied at Ulyanovsk tank school, after which in July 1943 he served in tank units.
In the battles of World War II from May 1944. Participated in the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. Guard Lieutenant Andreev particularly distinguished himself in January 1945 in the fighting on the territory of Poland.
T ANK regiment, which fought Anatoly, led the offensive in the direction of the Poznan. The crew, commanded by Andreev has repeatedly distinguished himself in battles with nemtsko invaders. With the release of Kielce, he destroyed four Nazi tanks, but the car is damaged Andreeva. After troubleshooting the crew, catching up with the regiment, met a group of fascists who remained in our rear, came with them in battle. Tankers burned an enemy tank, destroyed five guns and thirty-Fascists. At the crossroads near the village of Pepovo Poznan province tank Andreev broke down. On the night of January 24, 1945 the crew of the car and landing-machine that were on board, engaged in battle with the superior forces of the enemy. Defenders of ten were. Podpuskaya fascists at fifty - a hundred meters, tanks and machine gunners shot them from a machine gun, cannon, machine.
. Three days of heavy tank commanded Andreeva stood as an impregnable fortress and led an ongoing battle with the approaches to the intersection columns fascists
. During this time, tanks and machine gunners destroyed the armored, . four vehicles with ammunition, . staff car, . eleven carts with goods, . destroyed three hundred thirty-eight soldiers and forty officers, . took forty-eight guns, . three heavy machine guns.,
. When a lull, Polish patriots brought Soviet soldiers bread, bacon, potatoes
. January 26 defenders attacked a company of infantry supported by tanks. The crew had an unequal battle. Soon run out of shells. In the tank got eighteen rounds, and he began to burn. Seriously wounded Andreeva rescued Polish patriots and pass to our scouts, who took him to the hospital.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal Anatoly Andreyev was awarded April 10, 1945.
. In 1946, Captain п-.п°
. Andreev was fired from the Soviet Army on the disease, and later graduated from the Orsk Engineering College, worked as a deputy section chief of Orsk Machine Building Plant. Died Oct. 4, 1968.
Awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, medals.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rossovskii VP. Gold Stars Orenburg, 1989