(12. 10. 1921)
A rendarenko Ivan Ivanovich - Battery Commander of 122 Artillery Regiment of Guards (51 Guards Rifle Division, 6 th Guards Army, 1 st Baltic Front) Guard lieutenant. Born October 12, 1921 in the village Shilovka now Reshetilovskogo district, Poltava region in a peasant family. Ukrainetz. Secondary Education. Worked on the farm.
In the Soviet Army from March 21, 1941. Three months before the war was a cadet regimental school 678 th Light Artillery Regiment in Kramatorsk.
Since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War on the front. In the first fight as a gunner spare gunner came under g.Boguslavom. Made a few shots from the gun and was hit by air raids. Retreated along with the infantry. Under Prokhorovka found his part and was included in the gun crew "roving guns". Last night produced several shots from different firing positions, to mislead an adversary about a truly small number of our artillery fire and its location.
. January 12, 1942 near the hamlet under the oak was still unknown Prokhorovka with a minimum range direct fire from guns knocked out three enemy armored vehicles, for which he was awarded the medal "For Courage".
. In 1942 he graduated from the course on the second lieutenants "in Voronezh
. He fought at Stalingrad in the position of commander of the platoon control artbatari. November 19, 1942 during the beginning of a counter-offensive of our troops replaced the slain company commander, led a successful attack after the artillery barrage company. What was awarded the Order of the Red Star.
. Took part in the Battle of Kursk.
. Particularly distinguished 22 June 1944 during a break heavily fortified enemy defenses in the village Sirotina (Shumilino district, Vitebsk region)
. Battery Arendarenko destroyed 13 machine guns, antiaircraft guns and 2 BTR. When they crossed the Daugava river on June 27 it was the first regiment of improvised means crossed the left bank near the village of Balbeche (Beshenkovichy district, Vitebsk region), . supporting their fire, small unit in the battle for the retention of the bridgehead,
. In a critical situation Arendarenko with a group of scouts in the melee destroyed several Nazis.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Ivanovich Arendarenko awarded July 22, 1944 for their courage and heroism in battle.
. Amazingly, for all four years at best, he had never been injured or wounded, although almost the entire war was on the front.
. After the war, in 1946, graduated from the High School artillery officer in 1956 Б+T Military Artillery Academy
. In May 1956 Chief of Staff of the artillery regiment of the Kiev military district in the city of Dnipropetrovsk region Novomoskovsk. In March 1959 a teacher at Penza Higher Artillery Engineering College. Since 1968 prepodavatnl Military Academy Frunze. In March 1978 the chief of rocket troops and artillery Army Corps Sibprskogo IN. Since 1980, Major-General Arendarenko Б+T retired. After his discharge from the army continued to teach at the Moscow Institute of Water Transport Engineers, now the Moscow State Academy of Water Transport (MGAVT), which resigned in August 1991.
. In 1995 he took part in a parade to mark the 50 anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War in the consolidated regiment of the Karelian Front
. Lives in Moscow.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, World War 1 and 2 degrees, 2 ordenamii Red Star, the Order of Service to the Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces "3 degrees, Medal of Valor 3a" and other medals.