(1. 5. 1917)
A LEXANDER Afanasievich Obukhov, lieutenant commander, commander of the armored 2-nd Division patrol ships protection of the water district's main base of the Baltic Fleet, was born May 1, 1917 to Mr.
. Saratov. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school, factory school of the railway, locomotive engineer training assistants. In 1937, with the 3rd road course Institute Komsomol went into the Naval School named after the Red Banner M.V. Frunze. After graduating from the college participated in the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939 - 1940 period.
. Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany fought on the Baltic Fleet, occupying the post of commander of the boat, managers and detachment of boats "MO"
. Wounded July 3, 1941. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Navy awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1957), World War 1-th degree (1944), Red Star (1952), medals "For Service in Battle" (1947), "For the Defense of Leningrad" and five other medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexander Obukhov Afanasievich given March 6, 1945 for valor and courage, . demonstrated in 138 sea battles, . including the operation of a landing on the island Hiuma (Dago).,
. In the postwar years, AA
. Obukhov graduated with honors from the Naval Order of Lenin Academy and worked there as a lecturer.
At the end of September 1944 the troops of the Leningrad front in conjunction with the Red Banner Baltic Fleet, cleared the enemy from the west coast of Estonia, Paldiski Virtsu up and started to prepare a landing operation to defeat the enemy on islands Moonzund,
. The operation took part and link "small hunters under the command of Lieutenant-Captain Obukhov.
. On the night of October 3, 1944 Obukhov boats, one after another away from the wall of the harbor Rohukц+la and lined up in the wake convoy headed to the landing point - the bay Helterma
. At dawn appeared a dark strip of the island Hiuma. The right at full speed torpedo boats swept the first units landing.
Alexander Afanasievich closely followed by fellow combat the problem. There they broke into the bay Helterma and dramatically slowed down, a fan went to the bank. Beach came to life: from the bunkers and bunkers the Germans opened heavy fire.
- Full speed ahead! - Ordered Obukhov, and boats raced toward the fire.
Overhead Lieutenant Captain whizzed bursts. Ahead of the first shell exploded. A moment danced around the water fountains, boats spread out over a dense grid of raspberry tracers. After breaking through the curtain of fire, brisk ships at top speed flew into the bay. Gunners immediately opened fire with machine gun pillboxes and bunkers on, and they fell silent one by one.
Slowed down, the boats approached the pier. 240 paratroopers quickly left the cockpit, landed on the rocky cliffs. On the shore as soon as the battle raged. Boats moved away from the shore and fire machine guns and submachine few minutes of our supported infantry assault on enemy fortifications.
Soon the ships went to Rohukц+la for a new party assault. At the command Obukhov boats approached the shore and opened heavy fire on enemy columns. On the hillside appeared dead Nazi soldiers, a huge bonfire blazed brightly from the trucks.
At this time in the south shows the four-speed artillery barges enemy. Obukhov simulated torpedo attack. The Nazis did not survive the rapid onslaught of the "small hunters", took them for torpedo boats, and lay on the opposite course.
. During the first day of the operation link Lieutenant Captain Obukhov carried out 10 flights and delivered to the island Hiuma 1,440 soldiers and officers, 109 Infantry Corps
. By the evening of 3 October, the island was liberated from the enemy.
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