(22. 12. 1903 - 30. 5. 1967)
And van Efimovitch Buslaev, colonel, commander of the 213th Infantry Division 7 th Guards Army, was born December 22, 1903 in a. Vsevolodchine Baltayskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1925 to 1956. He graduated from the military infantry school, taking advanced training command personnel "shot" and the General Staff Military Academy.
In 1937-1938, participated in combat actions on the territory of Spain. In peacetime, he served in the armed forces, occupying the post of commander of the platoon, company, battalion and regiment.
Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany fought in the South, Stalingrad, Voronezh, Steppe and 2 of the First Ukrainian Front. He took part in defensive battles in the southern sector, in the battles of Stalingrad and Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Poland and Czechoslovakia. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of Lenin (1941, . 1951), . four Orders of the Red Banner (1938, . 1945, . 1946, . 1955), . Order of Suvorov 2 nd degree (1945), . Kutuzov 2 nd degree (1944), . World War 1-st degree (1943), . Red Star (1944), . Medal "For defense of Stalingrad" and four other medals,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Efimovich Buslaeva awarded Oct. 26, 1943 for bravery, . courage and skillful command of the divisional in crossing the Dnieper, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the right bank.,
. In 1956, Major-General I.E
. Buslaev resigned from the Soviet Army. Died May 30, 1967 in g. White Church of the Kiev region.
We Troma September 26, 1943 Colonel Buslaeva went to the Dnieper south-east of Kremenchug. The Germans managed to withdraw across the river, forcing the villagers Perevolochna sink the boat, so that they could not take advantage of the advancing Soviet Army. Evaluated the situation Buslaev came to the conclusion that the immediate force the day the river will not succeed. First, because the enemy was on the west bank of well-prepared defense, in advance taken by the fresh reserves. Second, although long before the withdrawal to the Dnieper in the villages of the Vorskla River and other rivers of the collected everything that could be used for forcing, ferrying funds division was far from enough. Thirdly, not all parts came to the river, and absolutely no ammunition for the artillery, whose arrival was expected by the end of the day. All of these convincing arguments presented by the army commander, were taken into account, and the division was ordered to begin the crossing of the Dnieper, after a brief training on the night of September 27.
By order Buslaeva in the village were sought fishermen. After collecting them, the division commander announced that the ferry boats are needed. By evening the villagers arrived at the colonel and reported that they collected all the boats and are ready to assist in the transfer of troops and weapons on the right bank of the Dnieper.
That night began speeding. Although the enemy has found a crossing, he was unable to concentrate fire on any one area, as the crossing was carried out on a broad front. Battalions landed on the right bank and drove the enemy from the first tranche. Buslaev crossed the Dnieper one of the first and personally directed the battle advanced units. The onslaught of parts division was so powerful that the enemy left the bases on shore and retreated. Only in the afternoon, the Germans recovered from the unexpected force of the blow and made a counterattack, putting to regain lost ground. But it was too late: the Soviet soldiers tightly clutched the Dnieper shore and did not retreat a single step.
. Two days later the division Buslaeva, extending the beachhead, went to the line-Kaluzhina Dneprovokamenka, providing building ferries and the successful crossing of the Dnieper other compounds 7 th Guards Army
. In a further foothold in the area of Kremenchug was expanded and used for the deployment of offensive operations to liberate the Right-Bank Ukraine.
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