(26. 2. 1908 - 24. 5. 1957)
In asil V. Mikhailov, sergeant, commander of the 57-millimeter guns 191 th of a separate anti-tank Artillery Battalion 118 th Infantry Division, was born February 26, 1908 in a
. Kikinev Baltayskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. Education Primary. In the Soviet Army was in 1941 - 1945 respectively.
From September 1942 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought at Stalingrad, Southern, 3 and 1 Ukrainian Front. He took part in defensive battles in the Astrakhan area, in the release of the Kalmyk Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, Stavropol Territory, Rostov Region, Ukraine, Poland, defeating the enemy on the territory of Germany. Seriously injured on Aug. 15, 1944. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree (1943), Red Star (1944), a medal for the liberation of Prague and two other medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vasily Vasilyevich Mikhailov was awarded on Sept. 23, 1944 for bravery and courage, . displayed in the battles for the expansion and retention of the bridgehead on the west bank of the Vistula near Sandomierz.,
. In 1945, VV
. Mikhailov was demobilized from the Soviet Army and returned to his native village. Died May 24, 1957.
In the first Polish village Zholynya under Rzeszow Sergeant Mikhailova local farmers met by the old Russian tradition: with bread and salt. Old Pole said: "For six years we have suffered the accursed Nazis. Finally, we waited for his release. Thank you, our Russian brothers! You we will never forget ". Pole went to Mikhailov and hugged him, kissed. In the experienced warrior, coarsened in the battles, the first time in the entire war tears ...
. Polish patriots helped Soviet troops everything they could: repairing roads and bridges, pointed mined enemy plots, caught lurking in the forests of the Nazis
. Near Baranow Poles with gunners built rafts and ferries, were collected from residents of the boat needed to ferry across the Vistula.
Soviet troops to August 8, 1944, expanding the bridgehead over the Vistula river, reached the line Szydе-цЁw - Nova - Korczyn. Here the advance of our parts was halted a few days later the enemy struck a strong counterattack in the area Stopnica. Boil fierce fighting, which lasted for many days.
Gun Mikhailova stood in anti-defense on the outskirts of the village Vunechka. On the morning of August 14, 1944 at the village moved fascist tanks. They were in open formation, firing on the run from guns and machine guns. From the shells and incendiary bullets flashed home on the outskirts, burned two cars, which stood near buildings. Moving to the village, the tanks framed his side under the fire of our carefully camouflaged guns. A distance of 300 - 350 meters Mikhailova gun opened fire. A few minutes of calculation destroyed three medium tanks and armored personnel. The Germans were confused by the unexpected blow. The remaining tanks quickly departed for the height. Mikhailov suffered a fire on the infantry. The grenades exploded in the midst of enemies. Attack the enemy was repulsed, but in neighboring areas the Germans succeeded in penetrating into our position. In connection with this gun Mikhailova was dragged a few ago, near the village blizzard.
The next day, the enemy has taken an even more violent attacks. In the first minutes of battle he was badly wounded gunner. He was replaced by Mikhailov. He skillfully managed the mechanisms, it does what a tip-off and sent to the enemy projectile for projectile. In the sector of fire has already burned the enemy guns "Panther". Suddenly, next to a cannon shell burst. Mikhailov was seriously injured and the blast dropped on the bed guns. Two other rooms have been killed ...
Having come to consciousness, Mikhailov heard the roar of the motor. Bleeding, he crawled to the gun, loaded it and shot at the impending gun tank. Then he destroyed yet another self-propelled. And when the enemy attack was repulsed, nurses evacuated brave artillery officer in the rear.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968