(23. 9. 1914 - 9. 5. 1970)
And Dries Moiseevich Kudashev, junior commander, the commander of a platoon of small 6-th company of 68-th Infantry Regiment 70 th Infantry Division. Born September 23, 1914 in a. Yakovlevke Bazarnokarabulakskogo district of Saratov region. Tartar. Primary Education. In the Red Army was in 1939 - 1941 respectively.
From November 1939 until March 1940 fought with the Finns in the 7 th Army of the North-Western Front. He took part in breaking the Mannerheim Line, the storming of cities Terioki, Koivisto and Vyborg.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Idris Moiseevich Kudasheva awarded March 21, 1940 for bravery and courage in battles with the White Finns on the Karelian isthmus.
. In 1941 - 1945 years IM
. Kudashev participated in the Great Patriotic War. Sergeant Retired. Lived in Mr.. Saratov. Died May 9, 1970.
70-Division, which served Kudashev, stood on the border near Sestroretsk. November 30, . the units in the 7 th army launched the offensive in the fierce battles, . the two weeks, . the harsh winter and deep snow to overcome the operational zone of strong barriers and came to the front of the main defensive zone.,
. In the period from 11 to 21 February troops 7 th Army broke through the main defensive zone Mannerheim Line
. Attempts to break on the shoulders of the retreating enemy on the front edge of the second band did not succeed. In the next three days throughout the Karelian Isthmus raging snowstorm. All roads and the position of troops were covered with snow, cut off supplies of troops and military operations on both sides.
The second battalion of 68-th regiment received new combat mission - sovladet island Pukkinsari. The island was defended by the 21 th Battalion of the Marine Corps enemy. The offensive was resumed on February 28. After an artillery barrage on the ice company, a rare chain moved to the island. In 150 - 200 meters from the coastal edge of the 5 th and 6 th rifle companies were met with heavy artillery and small-arms fire of the enemy and were forced to lie. Near the island were the ice, the ice was flooded with water. Been put into action the second-tier company, but that her persistent attacks were unsuccessful.
The men in uniform have lain frozen but the ice all night. In 14 hours on February 29 battalion commander, Captain Gerasimchuk arrived in rifle companies, directly set the task of each unit and led the soldiers to storm enemy fortifications. Kudashev first rose from the ice and with the cry: "For the Motherland!" - Pulling the sixth company. Platoon Kudasheva knee-deep in water overcame the 200-meter strip separating the coast from foreign attack, and the first burst onto the island. Bayonets and grenades, the soldiers drove the enemy from the coastal fortifications. Personally Kudashev with a group of men of his platoon killed with a bayonet eighteen Finns and four captured.
After a few minutes Kudasheva attacked three officers, get to the trapped portion of the forest. The brave commander entered into an unequal fight, and shot two Finns.
Three hours later, the enemy threw in his reserves to counterattack. She rescued our soldiers fire and grenades, destroying dozens of Finnish soldiers and officers. During this battle Kudashev replaced retired down the company commander and led the unit to the purification of the Finns the whole island.
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