(13. 9. 1924 - 25. 9. 1943)
In LADIMIR Kirillovich Ventsov, lieutenant, platoon leader, 2-nd machine-gun company, 1185-Rifle Regiment (356 th Infantry Division, 61 Army, the Central Front). Born September 13, 1924 in g. Saratov in a working class family. After eight grades 9-th secondary school in connection with the difficult material conditions joined the apprentice cook in the dining room of the Saratov Institute of Law.
. At the beginning of the Great War Otechestvevnoy voluntarily went to the Soviet Army, graduated from the short-term courses for junior lieutenants
. In October 1941 fighting on the Western, South-Western, Bryansk and the Central Front. Died Sept. 25, 1943, Mr.. For military distinction was awarded the medal "For Courage".
. He was buried on the farm Chumak Repkinskogo region Chernigov region.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Kirillovich Ventsovu awarded on Jan. 15, 1944 for bravery and heroism in the defeat of the enemy in the Eagle and in crossing the Dnieper River.
In the first half of July 1942 troops of 61-th army took part in offensive operations on the Volkhov direction to distract enemy reserves from the southern section of the front, . where the enemy is doing his main attack,
. The operation involved and Lieutenant Ventsov. Regiment, in which he served, was to seize the village Apina - heavily fortified site of resistance. Nazis had here an extensive network of trenches and communication trenches, minefields and barbed wire. Numerous fire points, hidden in bunkers, set up in front of the front line of defense zone of continuous fire. On all tank hazardous areas have been established artillery, prepared barrage of artillery and mortar. All attempts to acquire our units Apina failed. The offensive stalled.
Command decided to take the unit of resistance simultaneous attack from the front and rear. The blow from the rear was to mount a machine gun platoon lieutenant Ventsova, reinforced by gunmen.
Ventsov people spent the night in the rear of the enemy and at the appointed time, suddenly opened a devastating fire along the enemy's trenches. In a short time the machine gunners destroyed the nazis 120. With their brilliant success and created by panic among the enemy, the regiment daring attack with minimal losses mastered node Defense.
. Ventsov knew the German language and therefore on the instructions of command sometimes perform combat assignments that go beyond the responsibilities of commander of machine-gun platoon
. On the night of January 1, 1943 with a group of scouts, he made his way to the front line of defense and grenade destroyed an enemy machine gun with the calculation. Group of 15 fascists approached Ventsovu, considering it their. After letting the enemy at close distance, he machine-gun fire destroyed the Nazis, captured an officer and took him to headquarters.
. In the battle near the village of Chegodaev Orel February 20, 1943 Ventsov his way with his platoon on the flank of enemy defenses and opening the sudden fire, provided a successful attack battalion
. For bravery and courage in this battle he was awarded the medal "For Courage".
N o particularly distinguished Ventsov the summer of 1943 during the Soviet counterattack in the Orel region, and right-bank Ukraine. In heavy fighting for the Volkhov and Hotynets, Chernigov and Liubech his platoon acted as part of the vanguard and always well served combat missions. In the battle for the village Kryvche was wounded commander machine-gun company, and in command of it came Ventsov. On the way to the Dnieper young, energetic and prudent officer in preparing a company to force the river. September 25 Ventsova the first company in the regiment crossed the Dnieper in the Liubech and seized a small bridgehead. In the hot battle with the enemy counterattacks Lieutenant Ventsov died a heroic death. Until the last seconds of his life nineteen officer was shooting a machine gun, killing the latter in a battle for dozens of Nazis.
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