(2. 10. 1910 - 10. 3. 1945)
And Alexis Filippovich Rybakov, second lieutenant, platoon leader, communication 465 Infantry Regiment 167 th Infantry Division of the Red Banner of Sumy was born Oct. 2, 1910 in a. Lopatin Penza. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school, refresher courses workers railwaymen, Petrovsky sovpartshkolu and three-month courses at the Saratov Regional proftehshkole specialty road master. Active military service was in 1932 - 1934 years. In the prewar period he worked on the road foreman Ryazan-Ural (now the Volga) railway.
In January 1942 he was drafted into the Soviet Army until March 1945 fought at Voronezh, 1 and 4 of the First Ukrainian Front. Participated in the Voronezh-Kastornbnskoy offensive, the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Czechoslovakia and Poland. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree (1944), Red Star (1943) and the medal "For Courage" (1943).
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexei Rybakov Philipovich awarded on Jan. 10, 1944 for bravery and courage, . shown during the Dnieper crossing, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the right bank.,
. After the battle for Kiev Rybakov was appointed commander of the company communications, he was given the rank of lieutenant
. With his regiment he was fighting with all of Ukraine, fought in the Carpathians, for the liberation of Czechoslovakia and Poland.
March 10, 1945 п-.пг. Fishermen killed in crossing the Vistula River during the Soviet offensive in the Moravia-Ostrava direction. Buried in the Polish city of Bielsko-Biala.
In late September 1943 167 Infantry Division under the command of Major-General I.I. Melnikova went to the Dnieper River in the vicinity of a large Ukrainian village Vyshgorod. On the precipice of the right bank were fascists. They met our soldiers dense artillery and mortar fire.
Advanced units of 465 Infantry Regiment crossed the mainstream of the Dnieper on the move. Knocking off the island outposts fighting the Nazis, made infantrymen dug in on the turn, but on the night of Sept. 27 forced the shallow ford sleeve that separates the island from the right bank. As a result of heavy fighting in the West Bank was captured by a small bridgehead.
. Second Lieutenant Rybakov got the task to establish telephone communications between the regimental command post, situated on the left bank of the river, and offices, leading the battle for the bridgehead
. With a group of telephone operators Rybakov took up order. He obtained a fishing boat, loaded it telephones, cable and began to lead the Dnieper. Germans noticed a lone boat and began to bombard her with guns and mortars. Around the fountains of water rose, whistling fragments, the boat was tossed from side to side. Risking their lives, Rybakov continued cabling. To the shore was not more than fifty meters, when a shell burst close. The boat was smashed. Telephone operators to swim to reach the shore. The connection has been established.
Bloody fighting in the bridgehead Vyshgorod lasted about a month. Division Melnikova staunchly defended captured a bridgehead, reflect numerous counter superior enemy forces. Many times s Vyshgorod passed from hand to hand. Withholding parts of our piece of land was subjected to air strikes and heavy fire. Wired often yearned. Rybakov day and night was on the line, in many cases personally repaired the damage. Sometimes for hours he worked in the icy water, sraschivaya ends of the torn pieces of wire. Thanks to the courage and bravery Rybakova connection between the right and the left bank run smoothly and control units is not compromised even in the most difficult moments of battle.
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