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KOZLOV Victor D.

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(7. 9. 1916 - 15. 2. 1995)

By ozlov Victor D. - tank commander 205 th separate reconnaissance battalion (13th Light Tank Brigade, 7 th Army, the North-Western Front), the youngest commander. Born Sept. 7, 1916 in the village now Demnevo Elias district of the Ivanovo region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1941. He graduated from the 7 classes of junior high school and tractor drivers, then the College of Agriculture Mechanization. Worked in Garskoy MTS. In the Red Army from October 1937. Was a tank commander, sergeant, platoon commander.

Member of the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940 the. February 16, 1940 junior leader Kozlov VD, while in the exploration, cover the fire of engineers at the station Kцгmцгri (now Gavrilovo Vyborg district, Leningrad region). Under intense enemy fire, our scouts were forced to withdraw. But it turned out that lacks two tanks - they were hit. Were missing and a sapper platoon commander Lieutenant Grigorieva. Then Kozlov returned to the wrecked tanks, found the wounded Grigorieva and brought him to safety. Then he was under enemy fire, he made his way to the second wrecked tanks and took its crew. Then he returned for the third time in the same place and took in tow the stricken tank. At this time in his tank hit an enemy missile. A fire broke out, but the tankers were able to extinguish the fire, then towed the tank to its. The same day, acting on patrol northwest of Kцгmцгri, captured three enemy soldiers and the rider with important documents.

Two days later, near the village of Pien-Perot Kozlova tank came under artillery bombardment of the Finnish. Skillfully maneuvering on a narrow forest road, return fire struck one gun of the enemy and within an hour to suppress other. Simultaneously shoot machine guns entrenched snipers in the trees. By its actions, the crew Kozlova fulfilled the plan of other tanks of the platoon.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Victor D. Kozlov was awarded March 21, 1940.

. In August 1941, he graduated from the Ulyanovsk Tank School of
. Lenin and was left in him commander of the Cadet Platoon. Later commanded a company in the same school.

Member of the Great Patriotic War. He commanded a tank company, battalion.

After the war he continued to serve in the army. Since 1947, he served in the Moscow Military District. After graduating in 1951 in Leningrad Higher School of armored officer appointed deputy commander of the regiment. Later a military commissar of the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow region. Since 1972, Colonel Kozlov - Retired. Worked in the Research Institute of Instrument.

Died Feb. 15, 1995. Buried at the cemetery in the town of Ostrowiec Ramensky District.

. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, World War I level, Red Star and medals.

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Special thanks for their help in preparing the biography:
. Gnezdovo Evnegiyu Nikolaevich
. Smolin EV

Biography provided by AE Melnikov


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. Sources:
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) feat. 3rd edition, Corr. and additional. Yaroslavl, 1980


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