(1919 - 21. 9. 1943)
With ergey Anfinogenovich Zudlov, Guard second lieutenant, platoon leader, intelligence 57-th Guards Cavalry Regiment, 15 th Guards Cavalry Division. Born in 1919 in a. Belogernom Volsky District, Saratov Region. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school. In 1937, voluntarily went to the Red Army. In 1940 he took part in the march of Soviet troops in Bessarabia. On the eve of the war he worked in the police.
Since the beginning of World War II until September 1943 had fought in the South, Southwest, West and Central fronts. Participated in the defense of Odessa, Stalingrad and Kursk battles to liberate Ukraine. For military distinctions were awarded medals "For Service in Battle" (1943) and "For the Defense of Odessa.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Anfinogenovichu Zudlovu Awarded posthumously on Jan. 15, 1944 for bravery and courage in crossing the River of Dreams, capture and hold a bridgehead on the west bank of the River.
With howling deed he committed in September 1943
. Our army, defeated the enemy at Kursk, flocked to the Dnieper. At the turn of the River of Dreams retreating Nazi troops occupied the position previously prepared, having to delay the further advance of Soviet troops. The regimental commander was put in front of a platoon Zudlova task: to 16 hours on September 20 to force Dreams, a foothold in the West Bank and hold it until reinforcements arrived.
. Zudlov forest led a platoon to the river, crossed to the West Bank and suddenly attacked the Nazis in the village Smyach
. In a brief skirmish scouts killed fighting the Nazis escort, providing district scheduled ferry from rifle and machine-gun fire of the enemy.
Nazis soon came around and made a counter. Dressed in a gray-green coats, they approached the village from three sides. There were hard, but quickly, from time to time by shooting on the run from the machines to their homes, gardens, trees. Germans were more than two hundred. They must be stopped at whatever cost.
Fifteen Soviet spies to do battle. Fifteen against two hundred!
Bravely kept scouts Zudlova occupied positions, but after a while superior enemy forces still managed to encircle the Soviet soldiers. Within six hours of fighting was. From well-aimed fire scouts were killed, hundreds more Nazis.
Braves did not retreat a single step, providing a crossing of the main forces regiment.
We Troma Sept. 21 fight at the bridgehead was resumed with new vigor. Scouts Zudlova moved far forward, penetrated the enemy's. In the battle with the Nazis Zudlov was seriously wounded and died shortly thereafter. With military honors, he was buried in the village Smyach Chernihiv region.
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