(25. 8. 1910 - 30. 9. 1943)
And van Ivanovich Bakharev, Guard staff sergeant, commander of the Intelligence Branch of the platoon walking 267-th Guards Rifle Regiment, 89 Guards Rifle Division, was born August 25, 1910 in a. Donguz Baltayskogo district of Saratov region in a peasant family. Russian, non-partisan. Primary Education. In 1931-1933 he served in the Soviet Army. He took part in defensive battles of the first period of the war, the Battle of Stalingrad, Ostrogozh-Rossoshanskij offensive, the Battle of Kursk and the liberation of Ukraine. For military distinctions were awarded medals "For Courage" (1943) and "For the Defense of Stalingrad.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Ivanovich Bakharev conferred posthumously on Dec. 20, 1943 for bravery and courage in crossing the Dnieper, seizing and holding the bridgehead on the right bank.
G ROUP scouts headed Bakhareva made her way to the Dnieper River, long before the main force regiment
. In their eyes from the shore, sailed the last boat with enemy soldiers. Someone has already raised his automatic, to remove fascists but Bakharev ordered not to open fire, to act covertly, to observe the behavior of the enemy. He did not take his eyes off a fishing boat. Swam to the island, the Nazis camouflaged boat in the coastal bush, climbed the sandy hill and hid in the trenches.
. At midnight Bakharev with two scouts was launched on the two bound with rope logs, lay down on them with a gun behind his back and, working with his hands instead of oars and floated in the darkness
. About twenty minutes later he returned to that same boat, which crossed the German soldiers. Scout imperceptibly led her from under his nose Nazis.
-It is useful, "said Bakharev his comrades. The morning went to the Dnieper Regiment. Chief of Staff of the scouts built and declared, . that speeding up the river to start the night, . but to ensure that the crossing must be pre-sent to the opposite shore a group of scouts, . which should throw a scare into the camp of the enemy and to divert his attention from the main ferry,
. Explaining the problem, the officer asked who wants to go voluntarily. As if on cue, the whole platoon made a step forward. Then Chief of Staff, said names of the six intelligence officers, appointed commander of Sergeant Bakhareva.
. Throughout the day 39 September 1943 scouts watched the enemy, and studied the place of the forthcoming ferries chosen by the village Derievki, somewhat aloof from the area forcing the regiment.
. After dark the captured boat was launched
. Deftly working the oars, the scouts in 18 hours 30 minutes unnoticed landed at the designated point on the west bank of the Dnieper and suddenly attacked the vigilance Nazis. In a short battle, striking the enemy fire from rifles, hand grenades and antitank, brave knocked fascists from the first trench, captured two machine-guns, destroyed the gun and won a tiny foothold. Settling in the coastal hill, a group Bakhareva opened machine-gun fire along the trenches.
In the camp of the enemy as soon as there was panic. The Germans were shooting indiscriminately in all directions. The river, on the empty spot, fired dozens of artillery batteries.
And at this time on a nearby site, where it was relatively quiet, began to ferry infantry battalions. By the morning of the bridgehead was expanded, the scouts joined with the main forces regiment, and during the day took part in repelling the numerous enemy counterattacks. In the battle on the beachhead Bakharev killed 25 Nazis.
In the second half of the day the Germans threw in the battle tanks. Some of them broke into the regiment. Anti-tank grenades tore Bakharev caterpillar "tiger" and was preparing to finish it, but at the moment of throwing the next grenade was struck by enemy machine-gun burst.
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