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POPOV Ivan Anisimovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(12. 9. 1912)

And van Anisimovich Popov, Guard Captain, commander of the battery 76-millimeter cannon 147-th Guards Artillery and mortar regiment 15 th Guards Cavalry Division of the Red Banner of Mozyr. Born September 12, 1912 on the farm Yarizhenskom Volgograd region. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school in 1927 and courses for junior lieutenants in the 57 th Infantry Division in 1939. Prior military service and worked as a tractor driver of the tractor brigade brigadier Budarinskoy MTS Stalingrad area. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1935 to 1957. In 1939 Khalkhin Gol took part in battles with the Japanese.

. In August - September 1942 and March 1943 to victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought at Stalingrad, Steppenwolf, Central, Belorussian, and 1 st Belorussian fronts
. Participated in the battles of Stalingrad and Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. Wounded Sept. 2, 1942. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1939, . 1955), . Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1944), . two Orders of Red Star (1944, . 1960), . medals "For Military Merit" (1947), . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Warsaw and three other medals.,

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Popov Anisimovich awarded on Feb. 27, 1945 for bravery and courage in fighting for the liberation of Poland.

. Fter the war IA
. Popov - LTC reserve. Lived in Mr.. Balashov, Saratov region.

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January 14, 1945 troops of the 1 st Belorussian Front, focusing on the bridgeheads over the Vistula, took the offensive.

. During the four days of fighting our troops have moved to the west more than 70 kilometers, released a large Polish city of Radom and approached the rear of the enemy defensive zone which covered the area of Lodz
. Nazi command shoving his last reserves in an effort to contain the Soviet offensive. To quickly break the enemy defenses on the rear lines and accelerate the onset, our command has put in fresh fighting forces, including the 7-th Guards Cavalry Corps, which served Popov. Earlier battery Popova took part in the artillery preparation and the breakthrough in Puе-awy bridgehead, destroying their fire more than 10 bunkers and hundreds of Nazi soldiers and officers.

. Supporting the vanguard of the division, the artillery captain Popov reached the area south of Lodz
. Near r. Pabyanitse cavalrymen dashing attack destroyed the barrier to the Nazis, was covering the road to Sieradz, and cut it at the time of this highway flooded westward retreating columns of enemy troops. Battery Popova opened fire on the Nazis in focus. Less than ten minutes of battle best shot gunners destroyed 20 cars and armored vehicles with infantry and military supplies.

. When I came from the unexpected blow, a large group of Nazis attempted to break through to the west and liberate Highway
. Battery Popova opened fire grapeshot. However, the Nazis went ahead, ignoring the losses. Fight ensued directly from the instruments. To break the Nazis did not succeed.

Especially hot fight with the Nazis took place under a. Velbuzh. Deploying the move, the guardsmen Popova from their guns killed 5 vehicles and up to 100 Nazis. Captain Popov was the most dangerous parts. His stamina and endurance, bravery and courage, initiative and sound clarity of orders, he maintained in his subordinates will to win.


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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


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