(24. 3. 1900 - 20. 10. 1941)
And van Ivanovich Lobodin, lieutenant colonel, commander of the 179 th Cavalry Regiment, 66 th Cavalry Division Armavir. Born March 24, 1900 in a. Old Porubezhka Pugachev district of Saratov region. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1919. In the Red Army, he served from 1918 until the day of death - October 20, 1941. During the Civil War, fought as a private soldier, the platoon commander and a cavalry squadron of the 25 th Chapayev Division. Then fought with the White Poles, compounds and Tyutyunnikov Makhno in the Ukraine, with Bassmachis Ibrahim-bey in Central Asia. For courage and valor in the battles with Bassmachis, was awarded two honors: the Red Banner (1926, 1929) and the Order of Labor Red Banner of the Republic of Tajikistan. Seriously wounded in 1919 under the hearth Lbischenskom. He graduated from senior military and political courses in g. Kiev. On the eve of the war worked as head of the military stud farm in the North Caucasus. Fall of 1941 fought on the southern front.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Ivanovich Lobodin awarded posthumously May 5, 1942 for personal courage and heroism in the battles against the Nazi invaders in the region r
. Rostov-on-Don and skillful command of the regiment.
I. Lobodin buried at x. Sadki Neklinovokogo area Rostovokoy area.
In October 1941, our troops fought fierce defensive battles against the Nazi troops rushing to Rostov-on-Don. Among these units was the regiment, commanded by Lt. Col. Lobodin.
October 17, 1941 Lobodin was ordered to cover the pullout 31 th Infantry Division, fell under Sambekom in a difficult position. Played long battles, scanty in its composition, which has almost no ammunition, the division was under threat environment. Thrust to tactically advantageous in line, cavalry stopped the enemy advance and retreat provided the infantry. In the hot battle cavalry destroyed 13 enemy tanks.
October 20, 1941 Lobodina Regiment took up defensive positions near the village of Kopan. The enemy struck here brunt. The area of Defense Regiment fascists thrown in 70 tanks with infantry and motorcyclists. The cavalrymen did not flinch. They met the advancing enemy dense fire anti-tank artillery, rifles and machine guns, grenades and Molotov cocktails. Six times the Nazis to carry out attacks, and six times falling back to their original positions with heavy losses in manpower and materiel. Morning cavalrymen Lobodina destroyed 17 enemy tanks and infantry battalion.
Unable to break through the defense of frontal attacks, the Germans in the afternoon, walked the regiment's flanks, I surrounded him. By order Lobodina saber squads attacked the enemy on a narrow section, broke the ring and out of the environment. However, a group of soldiers and officers, headed by Lobodin, was at the regimental command post, to break out of encirclement failed. Hitler's tanks immediately attacked a command post and killed him. Lobodin managed to break into the village Kopan. By the time this village has been occupied by enemy infantry and tanks. Lobodin hid in the attic of the house on the outskirts of the village and from there well-aimed shots from a machine destroying the Nazis. The Germans surrounded the house. German officer suggested Lobodin to surrender, promising to spare his life. In response to reported gunshots. A few Nazis crashed to the ground.
T hen the house, where he was Lobodin, approached the Nazi tank and began firing his incendiary shells. House on fire. Lobodin jumped from the attic, and then it attacked the Nazis. Brave officer cleared by the enemies of the last disc machine and pulled out his sword from its sheath. Embittered by the Germans opened fire with machine guns and bullets izreshitili Lobodina. Soviet commander fallen. The enemy had rushed to the brave man, doused with kerosene and set alight. Blazing like a torch, Lobodin said: "Bastards!" For all pay with! .. "
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
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2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968