(27. 2. 1923)
H ikolay Gavrilovich Lobachev, sergeant, commander of the mortar platoon of the 1 st Battalion 45 th Mechanized Brigade. Born February 27, 1923 in a. Sofino Arkadak district of Saratov region. Russian. Studied at Sofinskoy Arkadak elementary and junior high school. After the seven-year, postudil a vocational school N 1 at the Gorky Automobile Plant. In 1941 he received his degree locksmith-patternmaker 5-th position and worked at the auto factory before being called up for military service.
In May 1942 he was drafted into the Soviet Army. From November 1942 to June 1944 participated in the battles in the South West, West, 1 and 2 of the First Ukrainian Front. Took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, Korsun-Shevchenko, and Uman-Botoshanskoy offensive operations, the release of Moldova and Romania. Thrice wounded. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded two medals "3a Courage" (1943, . 1944), . medals "For Military Merit" (1952), . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the victory over Germany in World War II 1941 - 1945 gg." I have five other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nicholas Gavrilovich Lobacheva awarded on Sept. 13, 1944 for heroism and courage in crossing the river Southern Bug and Dniester.
. In 1945, NG
. Lobachev graduated from the Kharkov Tank School. Until 1965 he served in the Soviet Army.
In 1965, NG. Lobachev sickness dismissed from the Soviet Army. Res.. Lived in g. Melitopol in Ukraine.
... It was early spring 1944. Defeated by Korsun-Shevchenko, and in the vicinity of Uman, the enemy has decided to delay any price advancing Soviet troops at the turn of the Southern Bug. Along the right bank of the river, he created a powerful system of defenses and barriers. We needed great courage and heroism, to break the enemy's defenses.
. March 11, 1944 advance units of 2-First Ukrainian Front sudden, swift attack captured, cities and Dzhulinkoy Gayvoron located on the Southern Bug, and on a broad front have begun to force the river
. As part of the vanguard, and was a platoon sergeant Lobacheva. Hastily erecting rafts and immersing them materiel and ammunition, mortar pushed off from shore. The enemy carried a heavy fire from all weapons. On the approach to the right bank of the rafts were divided. Lobachev jumped into the water and rushed to the shore occupied by the enemy. His example was followed by all the soldiers platoon. However mortar was a small group of infantry. Druzhnaya attack fighters, led by Lobacheva and seized a small bridgehead. The Nazis attempted to reset the brave in the river. Having spent a small stock of mines, Lobachev and his men repulsed the attacks of the enemy fire from machine guns and hand grenades. After sustaining losses, the Nazis lay. Lobachev with a handful of fighters attacked a faltering opponent on his shoulders and burst into a. Mankovka. Repeated counterattacks Nazis did not succeed. The bridgehead was won and retained until reinforcements arrived.
. In this battle, Sergeant Lobachev personally destroyed two machine guns and three Nazis.
. By defeating the enemy's defenses on the right bank of the Southern Bug, the Soviet troops rushed to the borders of Moldova and Romania
. Platoon Lobachova one of the first crossed the Dniester in the area Yampol and effective fire ensured the infantry capture and hold the bridgehead.
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