(25. 11. 1924 - 26. 4. 1945)
A natoly A. Lapshov, Guard lieutenant, platoon commander of 68-th Guards Rifle Regiment of the Order of Alexander Nevsky 23rd Guards Rifle Division of the Red Banner Dno. Born November 25, 1924 in a. Idolge Tatischevskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from the seven classes of the 36 th high school g. Saratov and the school factory training for the specialty locksmith.
In August 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army. He took courses for junior lieutenants. In the spring of 1943 until April 1945 fighting on the Kalinin, 2 nd Baltic and the 1 st Belorussian fronts. Has participation in the liberation of the Novgorod region, Latvia, Poland, defeating the enemy on the territory of Germany. Easily wounded April 24, 1945. Two days later, a second was wounded and died of his wounds in hospital. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Red Star (1945).
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Anatoliy Lapshevu posthumously awarded May 31, 1945 for courage and valor shown during the storming of Berlin.
W and two hours before dawn April 16, 1945 at Kyustrinskom bridgehead over the Oder opened artillery preparation
. Thousands of Soviet guns and mortars hit on the enemy defenses. But the sky pierced vertical beam of a searchlight, and dozens of others highlighted the location of enemy. This - the signal of attack. Noodles led his platoon to assault the enemy fortifications. And he, and all the soldiers were elated mood. Slogan "Hoist the Banner of Victory over Berlin!" was in those days fighting slogan of Soviet soldiers who participated in the Berlin offensive.
. Our gunners did a good job! Without resistance infantry broke into the first trench of the enemy, destroyed by artillery fire, littered with the corpses of Hitler
. The first day of 68-th Guards regiment broke through the main line of defense and reached the railroad track. But as we move into the depth of defense, resistance increased. Nazi command input of fresh reserves trying to stop the advance of our troops. Particularly stubborn fighting in the area began a Batslova, turned into an opponent in a strong center of resistance. Attacks Regiment afternoon on April 18 failed. Command decided to storm the site of resistance during the night.
After a short artillery barrage in the 23-hour platoon Lapsheva attacked the enemy, avoided one of the bases and cut the Germans escape routes. In the hot night bout noodles with his platoon killed 80 and captured 40 enemy soldiers and officers, seized as booty, 16 field guns, 20 machine guns, 6 vehicles and an ammunition dump.
. Moving with the stubborn fighting, the troops of the 1 st Belorussian Front had broken through the outer defense line in Berlin on April 21 and engaged the enemy on the northern outskirts of the capital of fascist
. On this day, long-range artillery of the 3rd Shock Army gave two volleys in the center of Berlin. The war came to the streets of the city in which it was conceived and prepared.
However, the enemy continued desperate resistance, and every house, every quarter, you had to take a beating. On April 24 in the assault of the factory building Noodles was wounded in the arm, but remained in the ranks. His platoon, in spite of the fact that construction restricting fire, and smoke from the fires prevented observation, to move forward. April 26 fighters have fought in the area Pankov. Replacing a wounded company commander, noodles led troops to storm the stone house occupied by gunmen and faustnikami. With three fighters he broke into the basement of the house with hand grenades and personally destroyed two enemy machine gun, along with workers. Taking advantage of the weakening of the fire, the company Lapsheva stormed into the building and cleared it from the Nazis.
In this battle, Lieutenant Noodles was mortally wounded. Some time later, a brave officer died in a field surgical hospital. He was buried in one of the northern districts of Berlin.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
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2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968