(25. 12. 1918 - 3. 8. 1975)
Mr. rigory Konstantinovich Morozov, Guard staff sergeant, commander of the 282-gun Guards anti-tank artillery regiment GDH, was born December 25, 1918 in a. Ivanovka Balakovo district of Saratov region. Russian. Primary Education. Before conscription boilermakers worked Balakovo Shipyard. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1939 to 1946.
From March 1944 until the victory over Germany fought against the Nazi invaders in the Belorussian and 1-Byelorussian fronts. Participated in the liberation of Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. Seriously wounded in August 1944. For military distinctions awarded medals of Fame 2 nd and 3 rd degree (1945, 1944), medals "For the capture of Berlin", "For the liberation of Warsaw 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" Grigory Morozov was awarded May 31, 1945 for bravery and courage, . shown in crossing the river Nettse, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the west bank of the River.,
. In 1946, GK
. Morozov was demobilized from the Soviet Army. Lived and worked in Saratov. Died Aug. 3, 1975.
In the Guards Artillery Regiment Morozov, arrived at the hospital, after having healed the wounds in crossing the Vistula. The experienced warrior appointed commander of 76-millimeter guns. Prior to remain a few days, and the frost does not waste time. The classes for the fire service and the tactics he was taught the art of subordinates best shot, interchangeability numbers calculation.
January 14, 1945 at Magnushevskom bridgehead our troops broke through the enemy defenses. In the battle was introduced 2-Panzer Army. Ensure that its action was anti Regiment, which served as Morozov. Tankers, moved quickly, shattering on. its path nodes of resistance and defensive lines of the enemy. Gunners attacked in combat formations advanced units, direct-fire destroying tanks, self-propelled guns and faustnikov - sworn enemies of the tank. Only the first ten days of the onset of the calculation of Morozov was fought about 400 miles, destroyed by fire the gun 12 bunkers, destroyed 12 guns, 6 mortars, 19 machine guns and more than 200 enemy soldiers and officers.
. By the evening of January 24 artillerymen with advanced detachments Panzer Army out of Poland-Germany border in the area, Mr.
. CzarnkцЁw. Across the river stretched a line Nettse pillboxes and blockhouses, were part of the so-called "Pomerania shaft". In Eastern Pomerania, for this shaft, the Nazi command concentrated large reserves for a counterattack on the right flank armies of the 1 st Belorussian Front. But nothing could stop the Soviet soldiers who were covered by the unwavering resolve, as soon as possible to part with Nazi Germany. On the night of 25 January Morozov loaded his gun on a homemade boat ferry and under heavy enemy fire, crossed to the north-western bank.
. By deploying a weapon directly at the shore, Morozov opened fire on the enemy machine guns, which fired long bursts in the direction of our location
. For the second shot is one of the enemy's guns: it was destroyed. Four rounds required to destroy the bunker. Shooting other weapon emplacements of enemy interfered Beach. The calculation led to Morozov 500 meters was pushing the gun at the hands of swampy ground, occasionally making a stop for shooting infantry and firing points of the enemy. By dawn, finally, the gun was found at a very advantageous position, which opens up a circular firing.
As soon as the gunners had to drag from the shore boxes of shells, as the Germans made a counterattack. Calculation Morozov did not give an inch. Grenades and artillery shrapnel killed in this battle, 9 guns, 2 guns and 150 soldiers and officers.
Hold the bridgehead, anti-tank riflemen provided transportation for the vanguards of the building and ferry. Later Morozov had to reflect the many counter-fresh reserves of the enemy, and each time it united the calculation came out the winner.
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