(15. 12. 1910)
H ikolay Nikitovich Zhaboedov - ordinary sapper platoon 985 th Infantry Regiment (226 Glukhovskaya Infantry Division, 60 Army, the Central Front). Born December 15, 1910 in d. Levshinke Lgovskiy Kursk region. Russian. Primary Education. Since 1929, he worked on the farm ordinary collective farmer and foreman field team. In 1939 - 1940, 1941 - 1946, 1948 - 1959 he served in the Soviet Army and Interior Ministry troops. Participated in the march of the Red Army but the Western Ukraine and Western Belarus in September 1939 and the Russo-Finnish War 1939 - 1940.
. Since the beginning of World War II until December 1944 had fought in the West, Voronezh, Central and 1 st Ukrainian fronts
. He took part in defensive operations of the first period of the war in the central sector of the front, Voronezh-Kastornoye offensive. Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine and Poland. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded medals "For Courage" (1943), "For perfect service" 2-nd degree and three other medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Nikitovich Zhaboedovu awarded Oct. 17, 1943 for the crossing of the Dnieper, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the west bank of the river and shown bravery and courage.,
. In 1944 - 1946 years NN
. Zhaboedov studied at the Saratov Tank School. In 1946 he was dismissed from the Soviet Army in reserve with the rank of lieutenant junior technician. Within two years he worked as deputy director of the school FZO. Since 1948, he served in the Interior Ministry troops, left in 1959 for health reasons. Retired Lieutenant. Lived in Mr.. Saratov.
At the end of September 1943 226 th Division went to the Dnieper River near the mouth of Grouse. The enemy opened fire on the east bank of heavy artillery fire. Along the Dnieper continuously flying German fighter-scouts. Order command brief: force the Dnieper on the move, to break the west bank of the river on the shoulders of the retreating enemy. This order was not unexpected, the soldiers knew that they would have to overcome the high-water Dnieper, and had been preparing for this. Even on the approaches to the river in the units began to collect ferrying funds; boats, barrels, safety belt, the slopes of the trophy cars - everything that could be used for the crossing.
. The commander of 985 Infantry Regiment, Captain Petrov initially decided to send reconnaissance
. Scouts had to cross the Dnieper, . reconnoiter the enemy's defenses, . choose the most convenient plot device to advance and piers on the west bank of the river and through their actions on the flank of the enemy to divert attention from the place of the main crossing Regiment,
. The structure of the reconnaissance group were included best fighters, including ordinary sapper platoon Nicholas Zhaboedov. The commander of the reconnaissance was appointed lieutenant Sotchenko - one of the bravest officers of the regiment.
In the middle of the night on the boat crossed the Dnieper scouts noticed. Zhaboedov explored the coastal edge and destroyed dozens of anti-personnel mines. Not finding the enemy on the shore, the group began to move to the village Tolokunskaya Rudnya. At low altitude, near the village, the scouts met with military outposts of the enemy. German observers have raised duty shooting. Hot skirmish ensued. Zhaboedov was shooting at the Nazis from the machine. Then he crawled to the enemy machine gun and blast him with grenades, first broke into the enemy's. Outposts, consisting of 15 soldiers and one officer was completely destroyed. Personally Zhaboedov destroyed in this battle the Nazis 6.
. Capturing a bridgehead, the scouts hold it until the crossing advanced units of the regiment, reflecting while several counterattacks, supported by mortar fire of the battery.
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