(1921 - 8. 10. 1944)
E LVIRA Kuzmin Lyutikov, Guard lieutenant, commander of the battery 66 Guards Mortar Kiev, the Red Banner Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky Regiment, was born in 1921 in Mr.. Pugachev Pugachev district of the Saratov Region. Russian. Graduated from high school in Moscow. In 1939 he entered the military artillery school.
On November 14, 1941 until the day of his heroic death fighting on the Western, Bryansk, Voronezh, 1 and 2 of the First Ukrainian Front. Participated in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Hungary. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree (1944) and Red Star (1943).
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Yevgeny Kuzmich Lyutikova posthumously awarded March 24, 1945 for courage and bravery in repelling a sudden attack of the enemy, . for a high act of heroism, . ending self-sacrifice in the name of victory.,
E it was in October 1944
. Mechanized cavalry group of General Pliyev, which included Lyutikova and battery, a powerful blow to defeat the enemy at the Debrecen direction and broke through to Mr.. Karcag, threatening the environment a large grouping of fascist troops defending the area in Cluj, Szeged, Satu-Mare. The enemy resisted fiercely at the intermediate lines. Many times the battery of the Guard "Katyusha" under the command Lyutikova deployed in combat formation and break down on the Nazis accurate volleys. Cavalrymen and tankers all the time felt strong support mortar and boldly marched to the enemy, clearing villages and towns in Hungary.
October 8 battery Lyutikova moved to new firing positions. On her way to a. Udvar-Bihor, the Germans ambushed. Unsuspecting mortars continued to march. When they have been drawn to the village, the Germans made a sudden attack. At the guardsmen rushed two self-propelled guns and thick chain of enemy infantry. With gardens close range fired an artillery battery. It seemed all over ...
But, despite the fact that the enemy had superior forces and was in a better position Lyutikov the fray. In the course of launching a military installation, he began to shoot the Nazis were arrayed. Exact salvo fire destroyed two guns of the enemy, pressed to the ground infantry. But the self-propelled guns of the enemy still managed to break one set, then another. Lyutikov was wounded but continued to lead the fight. After some time a large chunk of shrapnel severed his left arm. The men pulled shoulder braid, hastily put a bandage and suggested the lieutenant to go to the rear.
Lyutikov showed great restraint. He remained on the battlefield and continued to command in trouble Guardsmen.
Soon run out of rockets. Lyutikov arranged the people in the favorable position and ordered to fend off the enemy fire from rifles, machine guns and hand grenades. From the gun "TT" He put two pounced on him fascists.
Force mortar dwindling with every minute. The third shot - this time in the head - got Lyutikov. After losing consciousness, he fell to the ground. Orderly hoisted his commander on his back and tried to carry him to a safe place, but was immediately smitten by machine-gun burst. Lyutikov recovered. Taking the machine slain orderly, he released a CD with ammunition for the Nazis and then grabbed the anti-tank grenade, pulled the fuse check his teeth and blew himself up along with the run up here by the Nazis.
. Soon the guards came to the aid of the Kuban Cossack Corps
. The enemy was defeated. Near the deceased officer, who preferred the ignominious death of a heroic prisoner of war, lying about 20 killed Nazis.
. With military honors Guard Lieutenant Lyutikov was buried in the cemetery Kerepeshi in Budapest.
. In subsequent battles guards-mortar avenged the death of his beloved commander.
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