(1906 - 6. 10. 1943)
F ROAR D. Glukhov Guard sergeant, machine-gun crew commander of the 184-th Guards Rifle Regiment, 62 Guards Rifle Division, was born in 1906 in a. Alexandrov Gai Novouzensk (formerly. Aleksandrov-Ai) district of the Saratov region in a peasant family. Russian. Primary Education. In the Red Army, he served in 1928-1932 and 1942-1943 respectively. From 1932 to 1942 he worked as a mechanic at the farm "Gorkorechensky.
From November 1942 until the day of death, on Oct. 6, 1943, fought in the North Caucasus and Steppe Fronts. Participated in the defense and liberation of the Caucasus, destroying the enemy in the Ukraine. For fighting differences had 6 of thanks from the commanders.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Fyodor Dmitrievich Glukhov conferred posthumously on Feb. 22, 1944 for bravery and courage in crossing the Dnieper, seizing and holding the bridgehead on the right bank.
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. Glukhov erected a monument.
At the end of September 1943 the troops of the Steppe Front began to leave the Dnieper. In all parts of a pre-organized collection of improvised means of ferrying rivers Vorskla and Orel. Carts and cars, moving to the Dnieper, you could see the empty barrels, old boats, logs, boards, boxes of nails, rope and even the doors of homes destroyed. Small fishing boat was taking on a wagon and machine-gun crew commander Fyodor Glukhov. He bought it in the village Kobelyaki in Poltava. An old master then said: "Take, my son, my boat, useful. I still can manage without it. Only chase quickly with our Ukrainian land cursed fiend ". Glukhov gave peasant trophy horse.
By the Dnieper Regiment came at the end of the day Sept. 29. Across the river could be seen the large village Derievka. Our scouts last night and managed to visit this village and collect detailed information about the enemy defenses. Command decided to begin the crossing.
Gluhov Party organizer, was machine-gun company. In the evening, when we received an order for speeding, he gathered the Communists. The conversation was short. The party organizer said that the battalion is transported first, that the first division artillery and tanks on the bridgehead will not, therefore, the brunt of the enemy in repelling counterattacks will be on the gunners. He called on Communists to set an example in the battle, the men explain the great importance of the task.
For a half hour before sunrise companies have begun to force the Dnieper. The enemy artillery heavily shelled the left bank of the river and the mirror, but the battalion crossed with almost no losses, and attacked the enemy on the run. Gluhov moved to the coastal height, hand, grenades, destroying an enemy machine gun in its place installed a "maxim". Nazis in the din of battle still did not know about it and moved to the rear of their positions without any precautions. From the height of Glukhov all this was clearly visible, and he began firing long bursts along the trenches, in which the Nazis had gathered. The fire was devastating. The Germans lost more than 60 of its soldiers and officers who did not survive the rain of lead from the flank and assault rifle companies from the front and began to leave the village. Gluhov continued to mow down fleeing enemy fire. Soon after the first three trenches were captured.
There was a short pause. Now, when dawn broke, the Germans understood the situation and began to counterattack, which with a few interruptions continued for many days in a row. Particularly violent, they were on Oct. 6. The area thinning in the fighting battalions of the enemy threw into the battle 23 tanks with submachine. Cutting off the infantry from tanks, mother of his machine-gun platoon destroyed two machine gunners.
About traziv onslaught of the enemy, the battalion went into the attack and captured the important tactically to the height of 122,7. In the battles for the height Gluhov destroyed armored personnel carrier and three machine-guns. In this battle, a brave trooper was killed.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968