(7. 2. 1919 - 22. 9. 1944)
F ROAR A. Vasiliev, second lieutenant, platoon leader, 1318-Rifle Regiment (163rd Infantry Division Romnenskaya, 38 Army, the Voronezh Front). Born February 7, 1919 in a. Lopuhovke Atkarsk district of Saratov region in a peasant family. Russian. Lower secondary education. In the Red Army, he served in the 1935-1937 years. In the prewar years he lived and worked in Mr.. Stavropol.
From August 1941 until the day of death, September 22, 1944, fought in the North-West. Voronezh and 1-m Ukrainian dandy. Participated in the battles of Demyansk and Staraya Russa, in the Voronezh-Kastornoye offensive, the Battle of Kursk and the liberation of Ukraine. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1944).
. Tion 3 Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Fyodor Vasiliev was awarded on Oct. 20, 1943 for bravery and courage in crossing the Dnieper.
. In 1944 FA Vasiliev was appointed the commander of the company, he was given the rank of lieutenant.
. Killed in action September 22, 1944
. In the name of Hero named street in the Stavropol.
B ylo six am on Oct. 3, 1943. Vasiliev glanced at the shiny watch face and quietly gave the order:-Boats on the water!
In the light swell swayed small floating islands. At dusk in front of darkened outlines of the hilly coast. They hid the enemy.
The Nazis saw paratroopers when they were already more than half of the river. Immediately on the heads of Soviet soldiers poured thousands of bullets and shells. Several boats and rafts had been broken, logs and planks of them floated down the river ...
Near the boat Vassilieva slammed explosion. Blast the boat, like a feather, thrown far to one side, flip the. Vasiliev swam to shore, which, fortunately, was close. He believed that his men were killed. But then on the shore around the commander has gathered more than half of the platoon. Many of the soldiers were without weapons: they drowned in the Dnieper. At the bottom of the river were also all the machine guns, boxes of ammunition and grenades. Only five machines with multiple drives so a dozen "limonok, miraculously survived in pockets of fighters.
In our infantry to cross the river, furiously scribbled machine gun. Vasiliev, together with two machine-gunners crept to the fire point. Secretly With close close, he threw the grenade, burst into the trench and finished off the three Nazis. Of the captured machine guns opened fire Vasiliev along the trench, which accumulated tommy.
Soon two more machine guns captured from the enemy fighters Vasilyeva. This was the way. As soon as dawn broke, the Nazis understood the situation and realized that they face a small group of Soviet soldiers. Counterattack began. Initially, they were made with a small force and easily fought off by our fighters. But after each setback Nazis were subjected to a small bridgehead, occupied by a handful of Soviet soldiers, the fierce artillery fire and thrown into battle new forces. Dwindling ranks of the defenders of the bridgehead, but the remaining soldiers, headed by Vasil defended bravely and courageously. They beat the enemy with his own weapon, not sparing the captured ammunition, supplies of which were more than sufficient.
. The reflection of enemy counterattacks Lieutenant Vasiliev personally destroyed 18 enemy soldiers and officers, two of them stabbed with a bayonet during the melee.
. Gray Dnepr all day roared and groaned as if in a ten-storm
. And only in the evening contest at any time the verse, and the danger had passed: "on the west bank of the river crossed the main force regiment. After a powerful artillery preparation and precision ground attack on our strong points together companies attacked the enemy bridgehead was expanded.
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