(1. 6. 1898 - 6. 5. 1989)
Dr. Mitri Yevstigneyevich Bakanov, Guard, Major General, commanding 74 th Guards Rifle Lower Dnieper Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky Division, was born June 1, 1898 to Mr.. Moscow in the family of employee. Russian. Before the revolution, received his primary education. From 1911 to 1917 he worked as messenger in a store in g. Omsk, in 1917-1918 he served in the Russian army as a private. In the Soviet Army was from 1919 to 1935 and from 1941 to 1956. In the years 1919-1922 on the side of the Red Army in Siberia, Mongolia and the Altai Mountains. He graduated from the postgraduate courses cavalry commanders in 1929. From February 1935 until June 1941 he worked in Mr.. Voronezh chief inspector of the regional offices Breeding and military director 7 and the 13th secondary school.
. From November 1941 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought on the South-West, . Bryansk, . Voronezh, . Stalingrad, . 3-m 1-Ukrainian and Byelorussian fronts, . occupying the post of deputy commander and commander of the regiment, . deputy commander and commander of the infantry division,
. Slightly injured in 1942 by Mr.. Tim. In 1943 he was a four-month training at the Military Academy of the General Staff. Awarded the Order of Lenin (1951), . four Orders of the Red Banner (1943, . 1944-2, . 1956), . Order of Suvorov 2 nd degree (1944), . Bogdan Khmelnitsky 2 nd degree (1945), . Badge of Honor "(1967), . medal "For Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Warsaw and three other medals, . well as the Polish Order of Virtutti military "grade 5 (1946) and the Polish Medal for Warsaw.",
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Dmitri Yevstigneyevich Bakanova conferred May 29, 1945, for his able leadership of the divisional in the assault on Berlin, and for displaying courage and valor.,
. In 1952, Dr.
. E. Bakanov graduated from the higher academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff until 1956 and served in the Army. In the resignation came at the rank of Major General. Honorary citizen of the Polish cities of Poznan and Lubon. Lived in Mr.. Saratov.
. Died May 6, 1989.
Mr. vardeytsy General Bakanova went to Berlin via Seelow heights and strongly fortified centers of resistance Herzfeld, Kalkberge, Woltersdorf, Fichtenau, Fridrihshagen, KцTpenick, Bucca and Britz
. April 24 divisions began storming the town, which lasted ten days.
The battle did not cease night or day. Continuous artillery thundering, rolling thunder breaks big bombs. Vast areas of the city were covered by fire. Smoke clouded all bothered bombing, limited intelligence, made it difficult to aim fire. And only late-night battle a little fade, the wind dispersed the smoke. At such times, it was possible to understand the environment, navigate the maze of streets and alleys, to clarify the military tasks often have a glass of hot tea from a soldier's kitchen, housed there, in combat formations.
. Berlin was for the Soviet soldiers is not only a citadel of fascism, but also the last strategic point, with the fall of which was approaching our complete victory over Nazi Germany.
. Bakanov and his guards had rich experience of street fighting in Stalingrad, Zaporozhye and Poznan
. This experience has fully been used in the storming of Berlin. In heavy fighting, capturing a quarter by quarter, the division Bakanova May 2 came out in the central districts of Berlin, and together with other parts of the 1 st Belorussian Front forced the garrison of the Nazi capital to the total and unconditional surrender.
. Bakanov was where this complicated situation
. His bravery and fearlessness, he served as an example for subordinates.
During the Berlin operation division Bakanova killed and captured 8 tanks, 53 guns, 45 mortars, 590 machine guns, 810 vehicles and 17 depots with military equipment. During this same time, guardsmen killed and 5900 captured 7857 enemy soldiers and officers.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968