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Basil ZYULKOVSKY Afanasievich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(14. 1. 1913 - 9. 7. 1966)

In asil Afanasievich Zyulkovsky, Guard Captain, commander of the 341-th separate engineer battalion 233rd infantry division Kremenchug-Znamenskaia. Born January 14, 1913 in a. Topalov Kotovskogo district of Odessa region in a peasant family. Ukrainetz. He graduated from the school seven years and a military school. Before conscription worked tractor driver, projectionist, director of the cinema. On the eve of war in charge of personnel department executive committee. In the Soviet Army was in 1936 - 1038 and 1940 - 1946 respectively.

Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany, fought in the South, South-West, North Caucasus, the Don, 2 and 3 of the First Ukrainian Front. He took part in defensive battles near Odessa, the Caucasus, in the Battle of Stalingrad, the liberation of the Caucasus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, defeating the enemy on the territory of Austria. Eight times wounded, three of them seriously. For Combat Service to the Motherland was awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1943), . World War 1-st degree (1944), . Red Star (1943), . medals "For the Defense Staliigrada", . "For the Defense of the Caucasus", . "For the capture of Budapest", . "For the capture of Vienna" and the other two medals.,

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Basil Afanasievich Zyulkovskomu awarded March 24, 1945 for bravery and courage, . shown during the crossing of the Danube, . capture, . and hold a bridgehead on the west bank of the River.,

. D emobilizovavshis of the Soviet Army for health reasons, VA
. Zyulkovsky until the last days of his life he worked in the catering in Sochi, Kotovsk and Balashov (Saratov Region).. Died July 9, 1966 in g. Balashov, Saratov region.

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In the period from 7 November to 9 December 1944 troops 3rd Ukrainian Front, launched an operation to force the Danube River and the capture of a major operational base on the west bank of the river in the Yugoslav cities Batting and Apatin,
. During the operation, and performed his feat Guard Captain Zyulkovsky.

On the night of November 6, near r. Batting Zyulkovsky with a group of fighters in the light boat, under heavy fire crossed the Danube with a view to high-water exploration area upcoming crossing. But the situation was in such a way that sappers had to come to grips with the Nazis. Soviet soldiers with hand grenades and automatic fire from destroying the enemy's military escort, entered the trench, seized a small bridgehead and held it until the crossing advanced units division.

. Returning to the eastern shore, Zyulkovsky command reported the results of exploration and expressed their views on the order of the crossing parts division, which were taken into account when deciding on the crossing.

. Zyulkovskomu with a group of soldiers managed to find one of the river piers 7 barges, 3 boats and 45 boats
. Using these tools, engineer company Zyulkovskogo crossed the Danube, two infantry regiments, an anti-division and regiment of Guards mortar.

. At bridgehead seized Fierce fighting has not stopped, day or night
. In several places the river broke through a dam and flooded the approaches to the enemy positions. Our troops suffered considerable losses in men. The situation demanded a transfer to a base of fresh forces. But the ferry division and the road leading to it through the swampy terrain, the enemy constantly shelled and bombed. Despite this, the sappers under Captain Zyulkovskogo promptly restored the system came out of ferrying funds and for six days - from 16 to 12 November - were transported by our troops on the left bank of the Danube.

. November 12 during a raid by enemy aircraft on the crossing of the battalion commander was killed and seriously injured by the Divisional Engineer
. In command of engineer battalion, joined Zyulkovsky. He till November 19 Acting Divisional Engineer. Constantly being on the ferry, Zyulkovskii provided the transfer of parts of the Danube, 75 Infantry Corps.


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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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