(1919 - 24. 1. 1944)
In asil Nikitovich Simbirtsev, Guard Staff Sergeant, assistant commander of the reconnaissance platoon of 282-th Guards Rifle Regiment, 92 Guards Rifle Division, was born in 1919 in Mr.. Saratov. Russian. He graduated from the school seven years. In 1939 he was drafted into the Red Army.
From August 1942 until the day of death - January 24, 1944 - fought at Stalingrad, Voronezh, Steppe, 2 and 3 of the First Ukrainian Front. He participated in the Stalingrad and Kursk battles to liberate Ukraine. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Red Star (1943), medal "For Courage" (1942) and "For the Defense of Stalingrad.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Basil Nikitovich Simbirtseva awarded on Dec. 20, 1943 for bravery and courage, . shown in the performance of command assignments for exploration of the enemy.,
. January 24, 1944 VN
. Simbirtsev killed in battle on the approaches in Krivoy Rog Dnepropetrovsk region of Ukraine.
On the canopy in 1942. Stalingrad. For every house, shop, water tower, railroad embankment, wall, basement, and, finally, for every pile of ruins in the city waged a fierce struggle, not knowing unparalleled in the history. Km as a measure of length was replaced by a meter, map of the general staff - the plan of the city. The distance between our troops and the enemy was extremely small. In these circumstances, demand greater vigilance, it was necessary to know the intentions and plans of the enemy. Works regimental scouts were rife, Simbirtsev with his friends often went on reconnaissance behind enemy lines. One day - it was October 12, 1942 - he captured Nazi officers, who gave valuable testimony about the future plans of Hitler's command. For this feat of intelligence was awarded the medal "For Courage".
After the battles at Stalingrad Simbirtseva was awarded the rank of senior sergeant. Now he himself led the reconnaissance team that went to a night search.
During the defensive battle at Kursk Division, which served Simbirtsev, took up positions in the Belgorod area. At the turn of the Near and Far Igumenka Guardsmen stood blows two tank divisions of the enemy.
On the night of July 8, 1943 Simbirtseva has been tasked to explore the location of enemy tanks, flamethrower. In the middle of the night Simbirtsev with two scouts set sail. Rain hides rustles, a good disguise. Exhausted three-day fighting the Nazis asleep. Simbirtsev secretly penetrated into the depth of the enemy's location and on the edge of the forest west of Dr.. Yastrebov came across a cluster of machines. It was the flame-throwing tanks. Scouts counted three dozen. The crew slept, only went on the flanks of Time. Simbirtsev crawled to the edge of the forest and a strong blow knocked hour. Tying the hands of the Nazis, spies safely took him to the regimental headquarters. The prisoner has confirmed the information obtained Simbirtseva, and further reported that on the morning of the enemy tanks are to advance in the direction of Dr.. Melichove.
Using the data exploration, our heavy artillery has caused a massive fire attack on the accumulation of enemy tanks. At dawn the defeat of Panzer Group completed the ground attack aircraft.
About tlichilsya Simbirtsev and Dnieper crossing. September 28, 1943 the regimental commander put Senior Sergeant task reconnoiter the enemy's defenses on the island with a mark of 60.8 and the right bank of the Dnieper to the south of the village Derievki. Simbirtsev swim to the island, and then found a ford to the island to the right bank of the river. Within three hours, the scout was crawling in front of the noses of the Nazis, to map all noticed. After capturing the enemy's boat, which was standing near the shore, Simbirtsev returned to his position of command and reported to the system of defense and the presence of artillery in the first trench. These data were then taken into consideration when selecting plot to force.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
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2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968