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Lomakin Alexey

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(20. 10. 1914)

And Alexis Ya Lomakin, lieutenant, commander of the machine-gun company 120 Infantry Regiment, 69 th Infantry Division Sevsk Red Banner, was born October 20, 1914 in a. Morshanke Petrograd district of the Saratov Region. Russian. In the Soviet Army was in 1936 - 1938 and 1941 - 1952 years. He graduated from the three courses Saratov road workers' school in 1935. On the eve of World War II he worked as secretary of the Komsomol in. Agafonovke, and in 1940 - 1941 years - deputy director Malouzenskoy MTS business side. In August 1942, he graduated from Simferopolskoye machine-gun and mortar school.

From September 1942 until the victory over Germany fought on the Central, Belorussian, 1 and 2 of the First Byelorussian Front. Participated in the Battle of Stalingrad, the release of Chernihiv Oblast, Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. For Combat Service to the Motherland and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded the Order of the Red Star (1943), medals "For Service in Battle" (1949), "For the defense of Stalingrad", and three other medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexey Lomakina awarded Oct. 30, 1943 for bravery and courage, . shown during the Dnieper crossing, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the right bank.,

. Fter the war AY
. Lomakin - captain of the reserve, had lived and worked as a lecturer on labor school N19 in g. Korenovsk Krasnodar Territory.

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At the end of September 1943 69 Infantry Division under the command of General Kuzovkova went to the Dnieper River to the south of the village Loew Gomel region and began preparing crossing the river, . on the west coast which the Germans managed to organize a strong defense,
. Preparing for the crossing and the company of Lieutenant Lomakina. Were linked rafts of logs, made of boards, paddles, repair, machine guns, ammunition ready.

. Evening of 15 October the first assault team, which consisted of rifle company and one platoon of machine-gun company, which was and Lomakin, proceeded to the crossing
. The Germans let down their guard and the paratroopers have noticed only at the coast, but the artillery fire, the Nazis managed to break several rafts. Rifle company had suffered losses, but a platoon of machine gunners Lomakin and rifle platoon sergeant KA. Tikhonov safely landed on a sandy shoal. Penetrating from the shore at 200 - 300 meters, Lomakin with their machine-gunners captured the first trench, destroying the calculations of the three heavy machine guns of the enemy. At this point the crossing opened fire on two 81-millimeter mortar shells at the enemy. In the darkness of their positions were clearly visible in the dim flashes shots. Taking with him three men, Lomakin hand grenades, mortars destroyed the enemy.

. Using the weakening of the fire and the resulting panic in the camp of the enemy assault team invaded the coastal height and fixed itself on her in order to ensure the crossing of the main forces battalions.

. At dawn the Germans threw at thinning machine-gun company and Lomakina to infantry battalion
. Drunken Germans marched in growth, but was soon under fire from our artillery fire from the closed position lay. The machine-gunners economize on ammunition, the enemy was beaten only for sure.

The first counterattack of the enemy was repulsed. The approaches to height were dotted with dozens of enemy corpses. There was a lull, but not for long. Half an hour later the German artillery began shelling a strong foothold. But the fire was on the square and almost never cause harm to our fighters have taken refuge in the enemy trenches. After flying artillery, the Germans attacked the hill with the three sides, trying to surround our soldiers, cut them off from the river. In gunners ran out of ammunition. It was then Lomakin and remembered captured in a night battle, the enemy guns. Using a large supply of captured ammunition, machine-gunners opened a barrage of fire on the Nazis and put them to flight.


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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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