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Kochergin Fedor

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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F ROAR V. Kochergin, Guards Junior Sergeant, reconnaissance platoon commander Branch Management 1 Battalion 506 th Regiment mortar Novgorod. Born June 8, 1920 in d. Seleznihe Pugachev district of Saratov region. Russian. Graduated 5 classes for junior high school.

. During the Great Patriotic War, fought on the Volkhov and Leningrad fronts for military distinction awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1945), the medal "For Defense of Leningrad" 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" Fedor Kochergin awarded March 24, 1945 for bravery and courage in crossing the river Vuoksa.

. Fter the war F.V
. Kochergin lived in g. Pugachev.

In June - July 1944, troops of the Leningrad front praveli Vyborg offensive operation, which resulted in a large group defeated the enemy on the Karelian Isthmus. During this operation, and performed his feat Fedor Kochergin.

Hot battle broke out on July 6 for the height of 44.5 - a powerful center of resistance of Finns in the south-west coast Vuoksa. Under continuous machine-gun and sniper fire of the enemy Kochergin moved to the front of the enemy's defense and found 5 machine guns, 2 guns and a battery of 81-millimeter mortar. Junior sergeant handed the phone division commander coordinates prospected goals and then adjust the fire of their batteries up until discovered fire weapons were not suppressed Go destroyed. With effective support mortar, infantry units took the height and thus eliminated the enemy's bridgehead on the right bank Vuoksa.

July 9 advance units of infantry began to force the river. With these units was and Kochergin. In the middle of a wide Vuoksa boat, which floated on the junior sergeant with his scouts, was destroyed by mortar fire.

. Kochergin with a submachine gun, grenades and a signal pistol swam to the opposite shore safely and soon reached his
. Nearby was no one, scout left alone. The Finns decided to take him prisoner. A large group of enemies rushed to the Soviet soldier, he was surrounded on three sides. Out came the cries of the chain: "Russian, surrender!" Kochergin won a comfortable position in an abandoned trench and met the Finnish fire with a machine gun and hand grenades. In a brief battle, he destroyed more than two dozen Nazis.

A few minutes later the Finns threw on brave new forces. Bullets and grenades Kochergina were on the wane, and he realized that he alone is no longer cope with the Fascists. The scout took a rocket launcher and one after the other released green and red rockets. It meant: "Fire at me!"

Soon the location of the enemy began to burst our mines. Raids was very accurate and powerful. The Finns lost in killed and wounded about half of their soldiers.

Another tried twice to enemies captured Soviet soldier and twice with heavy losses falling back to their original positions under heavy mortar fire. Kochergin pinned the tiny foothold before the approach of our reinforcements.

At dawn on July 10 Finnish battalion of infantry supported by aircraft and artillery attempted to throw into the river our divisions and regain lost ground. Junior Sergeant Kochergin, being on good observation point, first correct the fire division, and then beat off enemy infantry machine-gun fire, personally destroying 25 enemy soldiers and officers.

. July 12 during combat in the area Delampela Kochergin under machine gun fire was put forward for our military formations, has discovered the battery 120-mm mortars, two anti-tank guns and four machine guns of the enemy
. These fire weapons were destroyed by fire division, and our troops were able to initiate prosecution of the shattered enemy.


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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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