(6. 9. 1915)
In Yemen Maksimovich Ivanov, captain, company commander, 416 th Infantry Regiment 112 th Infantry Rylsk-Korosten Red Banner Division. Born September 6, 1915 in a. Turks Turka district of Saratov region. Russian. In 1930 he graduated from the seven-year school, he worked on the farm accountant. In 1936 - 1948 he served in the Soviet Army. Participated in the Russo-Finnish War 1939 - 1940 period.
. Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany, with a brief break for the courses to improve the officers "shot", fought in the South, the North Caucasus and 1 Ukrainian Front
. Participated in the defense of Sevastopol, the Caucasus, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, defeating the enemy in Germany. Thrice wounded. For fighting differences yeoman service in the Soviet Army awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1945), . World War 2 nd degree (1944), . medals "For Military Merit" (1946), . "For the Defense of Sevastopol", . "For the Defense of the Caucasus", . "For the capture of Berlin and two other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Semyon Ivanov Maximovich awarded April 10, 1945 for bravery and courage in crossing the Oder River.
. In 1948, SM
. Ivanov demobilized from the Soviet Army on the disease. Graduated from the Saratov sovpartshkolu. Lived and worked in. Turks.
Asti W 112 th Infantry Division, which included fighting Captain Ivanov, January 21, 1945 north of Breslau entered the territory of Germany. Migrating Germanic borders to all the soldiers had a great holiday. They said: "At last we have succeeded in striving for, dreamed about more than three years, for which he bled". On the walls of houses on roadside billboards and cars were filled with slogans: "Here it is, Nazi Germany," "wait!", "It's on our street festival!. In all parts reigned high combat the rise. The men were eager for battle.
Roth Captain Ivanov, acting in the vanguard, January 24, came to the Oder. A thin layer of ice was only at the shore, and the middle of the river remains pure. Above the water mist swirled. On the hilly slopes of the left bank could see the white houses with red tiled roofs checkers. The Germans have not waited for the Oder our vanguards and behaved calmly. All around was silence ...
But this was a misleading impression. Across the river hidden enemies. Every hill, every bush, every house on the other side - firing point, strong point, the fire and lead.
The Germans called the Oder "the river Germanic destiny". Here they had intended to bleed the Soviet Army, to stop her attack until the arrival of American troops ...
Plans of the enemy collapsed. Soviet troops began to force the river to run. On the night of 25 January the first in the regiment had to cross to the left bank and the company of Captain Ivanov.
. By evening, final preparations were: put together rafts patched old fishing boats, replenish grenades and bullets, was handed a packed lunch
. In the middle of the night Ivanov received a report from Lieutenant Zhitkova, expelled a group of fighters in the exploration. The platoon commander reported that he is half a kilometer north of the target point and that the enemy in that part there. Message scout further boosted the morale of the soldiers has reinforced the confidence in the forcing. Letting rafts and boats on the water, the company got under way, and no loss has reached the opposite shore.
At dawn the Germans understood the situation and attacked the right flank. Soldiers repelled the onslaught of the enemy with heavy losses. After the raids followed by a second counter, and then there were four. The company survived, hold the bridgehead until the main forces regiment. The day of battle soldiers killed 150 and captured 37 Nazi. During combat Ivanov was the most difficult areas and, together with the rank and file soldiers fire a machine gun to fend off the enemy.
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