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IVANOV Ivan Sergeevich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(1914 - 26. 8. 1944)

And Wang S. Ivanov, Guard lieutenant commander, commander of Detachment 1 of the Red Guards division of torpedo boats of the Baltic Fleet. Born in 1914 in a. Sudak Krasnopartisansky (formerly. Chapaevsk) district of Saratov region in a peasant family. Russian. He graduated from the school seven years and the school FZO. Worked in the foundry at the plant, Mr.. Gorlovka.

In 1931, voluntarily went to the fleet. Since the beginning of World War II until the day of death had fought on the Baltic Sea, occupying the post of commander of the detachment level and torpedo boats. Wounded in 1941. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1941), Ushakova 2 nd degree (1944), World War 1-st degree (1943), the medal "For Defense of Leningrad.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Sergeyevich Ivanov was awarded July 22, 1944 for drowning his band 13 enemy ships and transports and shown personal courage.,

. 26 August 1944 Hero of the Soviet Union, Captain 3rd rank IS
. Ivanov was killed in a combat mission in Narva. Buried in Kronstadt. On the grave a monument.

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About tryad torpedo boat commanded by Ivanov performing a variety of tasks: search conducted enemy convoys and destroyed their, . lay mines, . reconnaissance group landed behind enemy lines, . protect their communications, . supporting communication between Kronstadt and advanced naval base on the island Lavansari,
. Brave katernik spent more than 100 combat operations, each of which is marked by resolute action and high military skill. We will tell about one of them.

On the night of July 13, 1941 from Klaipeda left Nazi convoy of 48 transports and escort ships. Hugging the coast, the convoy went to Riga with reinforcements for the ground troops advancing on Leningrad and Tallinn. Using night, inclement weather and the dark background of the coast, the Nazis hoped to pass before dawn Irbe Strait - the most dangerous stretch of road. But his intentions to the enemy could not be implemented. Patrol ships found an enemy convoy and reported this to the base of the fleet of light vehicles on the island Sarema (Ezel). Immediately meet the convoy had been sent four torpedo boats under the command of Lieutenant Ivanov.

Finding the enemy boats divided. Two of them headed by Ivanov went between the convoy and the shore. It was dangerous, because the proximity of the coast shackled maneuver and obstructs waste at sea after the battle. But an attack from the shore promise many benefits: a good disguise, a sudden attack.

Lieutenant Ivan led a convoy of enemy ships along, looking for a worthy object of torpedoes. The Nazis soon found a boat and, without identifying their affiliation, and asked for identification. Ivanov did not answer. Then failure to meet the ships left the destroyer of. Boat Chief Petty Afanas'eva quickly put the shutoff smokescreen. Ivanov on his ship crashed into the swirling smoke and a few seconds later jumped out of it in an unexpected place for the enemy. Leaving a foamy trail, the torpedo went to the goal. Soon destroyer managed to open fire with cannons and machine guns, followed by a loud explosion. Enemy ship broke in two and disappeared in the sea depths.

Meanwhile Ivanova boat, hiding in a smokescreen clearly perform the maneuver and attacked a large enemy transport, left without the protection of warships. From close range was given a two-torpedo salvo. Torpedoes with mathematical precision cut into the side of an enemy vessel. Vehicles turned over and went under water.

Boats Afanasyev, Belugina Chebykina and also scored major victories. However torpedo attacks they sank another three transport and one self-propelled barge with the troops. At dawn the defeat of Nazi convoy completed pilots of naval aviation.


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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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