(22. 10. 1923)
In Italy, Fedorovich Sukhanov, Guard lieutenant, platoon commander of armored reconnaissance company 4-th Guards Mechanized Berislavski Red Banner Order of Kutuzov Brigade. Born October 22, 1923 in g. Engels, Saratov region. Russian. Of the 10 class of 17-th school the fall of 1940 voluntarily enrolled in the Saratov Tank Red Banner School and in March 1942 he graduated and became a military technician of rank 2.
. From September 1942 until April 1945 had fought in the West, Stalingrad, Southern, 4, 3 and 2 of the First Ukrainian Front
. Participated in the battles of Rzhev, Battle of Stalingrad, the liberation of Ukraine and Hungary. Thrice wounded. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1945), Red Star (1944), medal "For the defense of Stalingrad", "For the capture of Budapest", "For the capture of Vienna" and three other medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vitaly Fedorovich Sukhanov conferred May 15, 1946 for bravery and courage in fighting for the liberation of Hungary.
. H and the Austro-Hungarian border near the village Gottendorf, VF
. Sukhanov, April 3, 1945 was seriously wounded and nine months was treated in hospital. Having been discharged on medical grounds in 1951 graduated from Saratov Road Institute, and later - post-graduate institute of agricultural mechanization behalf MI. Kalinina, where, and worked later. Engineer Reserve Major, associate professor, candidate of technical sciences.
March 17, 1945, Soviet troops began an offensive Vienna. South of the Danube, our soldiers had to operate in difficult conditions, mining and forest terrain. Platoon Sukhanov always moved ahead of the infantry, led the reconnaissance of the enemy, bridges and fords across rivers, routes. Often, the scouts had to engage in bloody clashes with the Nazis.
Especially stubbornly resisted the enemy in the Mr.. Tata. Sukhanov felt weak spot in the defense and armored vehicles penetrated into the enemy rear. With convenient hidden positions, he suddenly attacked the enemy, and within two hours was fighting with two infantry companies of creating the impression of penetrating the enemy's rear major forces. The brave actions of the scouts helped encircle and defeat Ostrihom enemy.
Scouts under the command of Sukhanov March 28 first burst on the south-eastern outskirts, Mr.. Gyor. Being half-encircled, they are within a few hours were unequal battle with the infantry battalion of the enemy, who tried to dislodge our troops from the houses they occupied. Machine-gun fire and grenades scouts killed 9 firing points Nazis and kept their positions until the main forces brigades. With the success of the scouts, the team quickly broke into the city.
Crossed the river Raba, our troops went to Malaya Middle Danube lowland, with its numerous rivers, canals and wetlands. U channels Rabtsa and Gonshag scouts Sukhanov found crossing. Attacking the vanguard of the retreating enemy, Sukhanov seized the bridge and held it until the arrival of advanced units. Crossing the channel by the bridge, the attacking part of the bold stroke to release Mr.. MosonmagyarцЁvц¦r - a major center of resistance the Nazis on the outskirts of Vienna.
Against the vanguard of the brigade near the village Moshonsolnok opponent suddenly dropped into a counter-infantry battalion with 13 tanks. The difficult situation. Sukhanov in armored personnel carriers entered the location of the enemy and hit the infantry from the flank, the fire compartment of the tanks, forced to lie down. Having spent all the ammunition, the scouts began to crush Hitler treads of their cars and put them to flight. Break into our position, the tanks were destroyed by artillery fire.
. Only 10 days of fighting in Hungary platoon Sukhanov 2 armored vehicles destroyed, 11 firing points, tank and up to 120 Nazis.
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