(7. 4. 1914 - 27. 2. 1940)
By Island Peter Semenovich - Commissar 3rd Battalion, 278 th infantry regiment (17 th Motorized Infantry Division, 13th Army, the North-Western Front), junior political officer. Born April 7, 1914 in the village now Sofronova Elias district of the Ivanovo region in a peasant family. Russian. In the Red Army in 1936. A company political instructor of communication.
Member of the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940 the first day. Assistant Political Instructor Kostrov P.S. the night of February 27, 1940 with the office of volunteers raided the enemy pillbox on the river Salme-Kites. Opponent noticed them too late. First, in the embrasure thrown grenades, then struck up a swift hand to hand combat. Campfires first burst into the pillbox. Finns are not resigned to the loss of the bunker and tried to return it to me. Fire with a group of soldiers took up defensive positions. Reflecting counterattacks, he got 4 bullet wounds. The fifth bullet ended his life at the moment when the soldiers came to office help.
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Pyotr Semenovich Kostrov awarded posthumously April 7, 1940.
. Awarded the Order of Lenin medal.
Special thanks for their help in preparing the biography:
. Gnezdovo Evnegiyu Nikolaevich
. Smolin EV
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) feat. 3rd edition, Corr. and additional. Yaroslavl, 1980