(28. 12. 1924 - 23. 5. 1971)
H ikolay Nikiforovich Frost, . Guards Lieutenant, . platoon leader, 82-millimeter mortar rounds 175-Vislenskogo Guards Rifle Regiment, 58 th Guards Rifle Division Krasnogradske Red Banner, . born December 28, 1924 in a,
. Slavyanka Novoburasskogo district of Saratov region. Ukrainetz. After high school in September 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army. Graduated Simferopolskoye small arms and mortar school.
From August 1943 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought against the Nazi invaders in the Steppe, 2-m,. 3 and 1 Ukrainian Front. He participated in the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. Seriously injured in 1945. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Patriotic War 1 and 2 nd degree (1944 - 2), Red Star (1944) and three medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal "awarded to Nicholas Nikiforovich Frost June 27, 1945 for bravery and courage, . shown in crossing the Oder, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the west bank of the River.,
. In the postwar years, H
. N. Frost graduated from Saratov Economic Institute and graduate. Candidate of Economic Sciences. Lived in Mr.. Rostov-on-Don, worked in the Rostov Institute of National Economy. Died May 23, 1971.
January 12, 1945 troops of the 1 st Ukrainian Front had broken through enemy defenses on the Sandomierz bridgehead and headed west. In the endless avalanche of attacking units moved and a platoon of Guard Lieutenant Frost. When the Germans resisted on intermediate lines, mortars were deployed in battle order. Having established his "pipes" in the ravine, forest, valley or a roadside ditch, they suddenly opened fire on the enemy, and if necessary, quickly changed the firing position.
Behind were the Polish city Szydе-цЁw, Jд?drzejцЁw, Czestochowa. Guardsmen had crossed the border of Germany and 23 January, reached the Oder - the last water barrier on the way to Berlin.
Platoon Frost was given a rifle company, which was to force the Oder first regiment. For the crossing, it was decided to use the old barge, abandoned by the Nazis at the sandbar. Long before dawn finished loading. Forty men beat upon the oars, and the barge slowly moved to the opposite bank. In the middle of the river something unexpected happened: the ship ran aground. Germans stepped up the fire, several shells exploded near the barge. Frost decided to get to the shore to wade. He first went into the icy water. Behind him, hoisted on the shoulders of mortars and boxes of ammunition, the soldiers went. With coastal steeps slapped evil enemy machine guns and machine guns ...
Once out on the land, the calculations set mortars at a steep bank and opened fire on the nearest fire points. Frost skillfully adjusted the firing squad, and soon was able to suppress the two machine-guns, which were on the barge aimed fire.
Meanwhile, the arrow was removed from the vessel aground, swam to shore and came to the aid of mortar. The Germans were driven out of the coastal trenches. The company seized a small bridgehead that provided the crossing of the regiment of rifle and machine-gun fire of the enemy. Later, this bridgehead was expanded and played an important role in the operations of Soviet forces for the liberation from the Nazis Upper Silesian industrial region and g. Oppeln.
... The position of the enemy at a time was quiet. Then suddenly the air was filled with the roar of hundreds of guns. After a powerful fire attack to battalion Nazis marched into battle. Frost met the enemy mortar fire sketchy, but the Nazis, despite the loss, going forward. Group submachine managed to break into firing position platoon. Calculations led by Claus repelled the onslaught of fire from machine guns and hand grenades.
Attack the enemy's petered out. In this battle, mortars killed 82 Fascist, 12 of them destroyed personally by the commander of the platoon.
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