(4. 2. 1914 - 5. 5. 1970)
P Abel Mikhailovich Bogatov, . Lieutenant, . Platoon Commander 210 th signal company separate 136-п+п¦ Kiev Infantry Division (38-Army, . Voronezh Front), . Born Feb. 4, 1914 in the village Ters Volsky District, Saratov Region,
. Russian. Graduated from the 7 classes of livestock and Volsky College. In the Soviet Army he served in 1936-1938 and 1940. Participated in the Finnish war of 1939-1940 the. Then attended a course for teachers and worked as a teacher of physics and mathematics in Teplovskoy junior high school in Teplovskoy Volsky school district.
. Between July 1941 and fought to victory in the North-West, Volkhov, Voronezh and the 1 st Ukrainian Fronts
. He took part in defensive battles in the region of Novgorod, Tikhvin, Sinyavino, Voronezh-Kastornoye offensive, the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, defeating the enemy on the territory of Germany. Wounded and bruised. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Red Star (1943), a medal for the capture of Berlin and two other medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Pavel Mikhailovich Bogatova awarded on Jan. 10, 1944 for bravery and courage, . shown during the Dnieper crossing, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the right bank of the river on the southern outskirts of Kiev.,
. After the war, transferred to the reserve
. He returned to his native land. In 1948 he graduated from yuridichekuyu school in 1954 graduated from Saratov Law Institute. Worked in Volskaya district prosecutor's office. Died May 5, 1970.
W hen Pavel Mikhailovich Bogatova asked to share their memories of war, . He readily talked about the many days of grueling battles in the area of the Meat Bora, . north of Novgorod, . where he received a severe concussion, . the bloody battle of Poltava, under Mr.,
. Zenkov, on the streets of which he shed his blood, and how near Kiev in the reconnaissance team, risked his life to carry out essential tasks of command in the rear of the enemy. Being a humble man. Bogatov spoke more about his comrades about his same, their deeds, or been silent, or spoke very sparingly. At the request recall combat episode replied briefly: "He fought, as all did what you should a soldier at war."
. Courage and exploits of Lieutenant Bogatova during the war told from time-yellowed pages of military documents that have become part of history.
. In early October 1943 the forward elements of 136 th Infantry Division of the rapid roll to overcome the wide Dnieper
. area of Kiev, conquered the island of Cossack and a narrow strip of land on the west bank of the river. Lieutenant Bogatov was ordered to establish telephone communications between the division command posts and 358 th Infantry Regiment, crossed by the time the right bank of the Dnieper. Signalers were packed into a boat communication equipment. At this time over the crossing appeared enemy bombers. Deploying, they dropped bombs on our units, which had expected the crossing to the left bank of the river. One of the big bombs exploded near the signalers. Bogatov was wounded and briefly lost consciousness. Orderlies drove the cart to send officers to the field hospital, but Pavel came to and flatly refused to evacuate. Together with his subordinates, he sat in the boat and under heavy enemy fire drifted to the right bank. Soon the relationship between the regiment command I division was established.
The enemy continued to fight for the crossing, an intense artillery and mortar fire. Line of communication often broke down, and telephone operators could hardly eliminate damage. When the communications staff was not enough, the line went out personally by the commander of the platoon.
Day on October 5 enemy aircraft produced by crossing a massive raid. Bomb explosions in the middle of the Dnieper cable was broken. Paddling a boat to the site of injury, Bogatov took clothing and dived into the cold water. He plunged into the water several times, until the ends of the wires were not found. Bogatov grow together and restored their relationship when our divisions in the bridgehead reflect fierce counterattacks. The commander of 358 Infantry Regiment, was able to contact the divisional artillery, a massive fire which the enemy's counterattack was repelled.
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