(15. 8. 1924 - 7. 8. 1944)
H ikolay A. Demin, lieutenant, company commander of the mechanized battalion tommy 65 Panzer Brigade Volnovaskyi (11 Corps, 8 th Guards Army, 1 st Belorussian Front). Born August 15, 1924 in the village Kozhevina Petrovsky District, Saratov Region. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school, school FZO Б•¬ 1 in g. Grozny. Before conscription sgonschikom worked initially, then a senior operator at the Grozny cracking plant.
In October - December 1942, fought in the North-Caucasian Front. In 1943 he studied at the Baku Military Infantry School, after which fought in the South, 1-m 1-Ukrainian and Byelorussian fronts. Participated in the liberation of Ukraine and Poland. For military distinction was awarded the medal "For Defense of the Caucasus.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Nikolai Aleksandrovich Demin conferred posthumously on Aug. 22, 1944 for bravery and courage in crossing the Western Bug, capture and hold a bridgehead on the left bank.
. A eytenant Demin, died Aug. 7, 1944 in the battles for the expansion of the bridgehead on the west bank of the Vistula in the vicinity of the village near the city of Pulawy Lucyna
. Buried in the village Lyutsimya (18 km south-west. g. Pulawy, Poland). His name are the school where he studied, and the street in g. Grozny. At the factory where he worked, was a memorial plaque.
H ikolay Demin went to war in early August 1942, . when the Nazis burst in the oil regions of the Northern Caucasus He went to war straight from the factory, . from his cracking set, . barely having time to say goodbye to his mother and sister,
. Two months he studied at the regimental school and receiving the rank of junior sergeant, participated in the battles of Malgobek. Even then the young man showed himself disciplined, brave and courageous warrior. But fully soldier Talent of Nicholas Demina revealed later, when, after graduating from college, the young officer led his company to assault the enemy fortifications under Kovel.
. The Soviet offensive on the Kovel - Lublin area began July 18, 1944
. Two days later Soviet troops reached the Western Bug and in some areas forced him.
Roth Demina overcame the river and entered on Polish soil in the vanguard of the Soviet troops. It happened on the night of July 20. Directly on the move, . without respite, . after a difficult march pyatidesyatikilometrovogo, . tommy crossed the Western Bug and, . shooting down an enemy barrier, . with tank crews Major Svirelkina captured on the opposite bank of the important high, . dominated the surrounding terrain,
. The Germans were taken by surprise: they did not think that, in the wooded and swampy terrain, dirt roads, heavy rains washed, Soviet soldiers will be able to so quickly get to the Polish border.
. At dawn the Germans recovered from an unexpected shock and understanding of the situation
. One after another they made several strong counterattacks in an effort to reset the company Demina and tankers Svirelkina captured with a base. But it was too late: tommy, along with tank crews quickly adapted for defense, enemy trenches and friendly fire repulsed all counter-nazis.
. In the battles for the height of a company Demina destroyed up to 80 and captured the 9 soldiers and officers.
. Hold the bridgehead, tommy Lieutenant Demina provided transportation across the West Bug parts of 11 Panzer Corps and infantry units
. In the days following the onset of rota Demina participated in the liberation of brocade, RadzyеL, е¦ukцЁw, Siedlce and other towns and villages of Poland.
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