(15. 12. 1917)
In LADIMIR Petrovich Gordeev, Guard staff sergeant, commander of the small office 245-th Guards Rifle Regiment (84 th Guards Rifle Division, 11 Guards Army, the 3rd Belorussian Front)
. Born December 15, 1917 in a. Urusov Rtischevskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. Primary Education. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1938 to 1945. Prior military service he worked on the farm tractor and combine. Participated in the Russo-Finnish War 1939 - 1940 period.
During the Great Patriotic War, fought in the Pinsk Flotilla on the 3-m Ukrainian, 1-m 3-Baltic and Byelorussian fronts. He took part in defensive operations, the initial period of war, the liberation of Ukraine, Crimea, destroying the enemy on the territory of East Prussia. Five times severely wounded. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Red Star (1945), a medal for the capture of KцTnigsberg "and other medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vladimir Petrovich Gordeev awarded June 29, 1945 for bravery and courage, . demonstrated in the battle for the conquest of the city and fortress Pillai (Baltijsk now Kaliningrad).,
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. Gordeev returned to his village and sat down again at the wheel combines. In 1950 he achieved a record making: narrowed bread two standards - 700 hectares and threshed by more than 60 000 tons. For Labor Merit combiner awarded the medal "For Labor Merit.
In mid-April 1945, Soviet troops captured the stronghold of a powerful enemy Fishhauzenom. Remains of the enemy forces numbering 15 - 20 thousand people moved away in Pillau - a strong fortress and naval base for the Nazis on the Baltic Sea. Offensive of our troops to a halt.
April 20 command the 3rd Belorussian Front in order to master port Pillau introduced into combat division, which served Gordeev. His last in East Prussia, a stronghold of the Germans defended with particular tenacity and fanaticism.
April 24 Senior Sergeant Gordeev with his office first broke into the village Noyhayzer covering the approaches to the fortress. Machine guns and hand grenades Guardsmen blazed his way. In the street fighting they had killed 20 snipers and captured 30 soldiers and officers.
On the night of April 25, our bombers struck powerful blows at the enemy fortifications. The morning after a fire raid artillery infantry once again rushed to the attack. Office Gordeeva, overcoming minefields and barbed wire, one of the first burst on the northern outskirts of the city. The enemy carried a heavy fire from all sides: from the forts of the fortress, with spit Frisches Nerung, from the windows of stone houses, with warships stationed in the roads. But our air strikes and artillery were so strong that the defense of the Nazis soon collapsed. Gordeev and his men moved forward, clearing the enemy from house to house, block by block. Suddenly the right of the bunker hit an enemy machine gun. The soldiers took cover, and it seemed there was no opportunity to raise them again in the attack. The situation was complicated by the fact that the office had little ammunition and hand grenades.
Once you get on all fours to the enemy fortifications, Gordeev took concrete slabs and covered their deadly embrasure. The enemy had been deprived of opportunities to fire. The next moment sergeant opened the door threw a hand grenade at the bunker last. Stunned by the unexpected attack, the garrison surrendered to the bunker.
Meanwhile, our units continued to advance. By evening Pillau impregnable fortress fell.
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