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Gusev Maxim Tihonovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(18. 5. 1917)

M Auxemite Tihonovich Gusev, Captain, Assistant Chief of Staff, 269 th Infantry Regiment (136 th Infantry Division, 38 Army, the Voronezh Front). Born May 18, 1917 in a. Arkhangelsk Gorodischenskogo district of Penza Region. Russian. He graduated from the school seven years in 1934. Prior military service he worked on the farm accountant and secretary of the Council of Agriculture. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1938 to 1963. In 1941 he graduated from Cherkassy gldu military infantry school. In his role as commander-gun Branch 8 th motobronevoy brigade in June - September 1939 in Khalkhin Gol participated in the battles with the Japanese.

. From December 1941 to victory over Germany in World War II fought on the Volkhov, Voronezh, 1-m 2-Ukrainian and Byelorussian fronts
. He took part in defensive battles in the areas of Tikhvin, Novgorod, Sinyavino, Voronezh, in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, defeating the enemy on the territory of Germany. Shot in March 1942, near Novgorod, in September 1943 - near Zenkov and in February 1944 - under Korsun-Shevchenko. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded the Order of the Patriotic War 1 and 2 nd degree (1945, . 1944), . Red Star (1953), . medals "For Military Merit" (1950), . "For the liberation of Warsaw", . "For perfect service" 1-th degree 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" Maxim Tikhonovich Gusev awarded January 10, 1944 for bravery and courage, . shown during the Dnieper crossing, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the west bank of the River.,

. In 1950, M
. T. Gusev completed courses to improve the officer corps and to dismissal from the Soviet Army continued to serve in the local military command. Colonel stock. Lived and worked in Mr.. Saratov. In the village of Arkhangelsk in his honor a memorial plaque.

At the end of September 1943 269 th Infantry Regiment went to the Dnieper River north of Kiev. Order was received from the division commander to force the river to run and establish a bridgehead on the west coast in the Lyutezha.

. Before you start forcing the main forces, the commander of the regiment, Major Turin decided to cross the Dnieper company of machine gunners, sappers and enhanced intelligence
. To support action mouths were: appointed artillery battalion. Lead the vanguard of. was captain Gusev. It shall have the task of choosing the most suitable area for the crossing, to reconnoiter the enemy's defenses, seize a bridgehead on the west bank of the river and hold it until the main body of the regiment.

. The enemy shelled our shore heavy artillery and machine gun fire
. The situation was complicated by the fact that the regiment was not quite time & attendance ferrying funds. Gusev, after another search could find in the neighboring village of a few fishing boats, associate of log rafts.

At night, under fire from enemy machine gunners crossed the Dnieper, landed on the right bank and attacked the enemy. In the camp of the enemy appeared panic. Sleepy Germans ran out of the dugouts and fired at random. Using the confusion fascists, tommy captured an important stronghold of the enemy on the river and take up defensive positions.

Hitlerite followed one after another, but they were unsuccessful. Roth tommy kept foothold before dawn. Soon successfully crossed the Dnieper third battalion. Captain Gusev organized bridgehead command post and continued to lead the fight all units stationed at the staging area before the arrival of the regimental commander. In a complex and often changing environment, he took the correct tactical decisions and ensure retention Lyutezhskogo springboard. This foothold was then considerably expanded troops 38 Army and served as a source area for an offensive operation to liberate the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

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. 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


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