(22. 3. 1913 - 31. 3. 1970)
And Alexis Z. Fedorov, a lieutenant colonel, commander of 738 Infantry Regiment of the Red 134-Berlin Red Banner Rifle Division. Born March 22, 1913 in the village. Zhovtnevyi Rtischevskogo District, Saratov Region. Russian. He graduated from junior high school and military infantry school. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1935 to 1961.
Since the beginning of World War II until the complete victory over Germany, fought in the South, South-West, 2 and 1 First Byelorussian Front. He took part in defensive operations of our troops in the south of Stalingrad and Kursk battles, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, defeating the enemy on the territory of Germany. Wounded July 19, 1942. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded four Orders of the Red Banner (1941, . 1944, . 1945, . 1955), . Order of Suvorov 3rd stage (1944), . Alexander Nevsky (1943), . Red Star (1950), . medals "For Military Merit" (1945), . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Warsaw" and seven other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexei Fyodorov, Z. awarded on Feb. 27, 1945 for bravery, courage and leadership shown by the regiment in the battles for the liberation of Poland.
. Fter the war AZ Fedorov - retired colonel, lived and worked in Mr.
. Lutsk, Volyn region. Died March 31, 1970.
18 July 1944 the regiment Fedorova of 69-th army broke through the enemy defenses west of Kovel and pursuit of the defeated Hitler, on July 28 came to the Vistula in the region r
. Kazimierz Dolny. The division commander, General Stenin ordered the regiment on the night of July 29 to force the river, seize a bridgehead on its western bank and ensure the crossing of the main forces division. This order was not a surprise for Fedorov. Long before the exit to the Vistula, he instructed commanders to prepare to overcome the river on the run, on improvised means. In the companies collect all that could be used for the crossing: fishing boats, logs for rafts, empty barrels, broken slopes of the German cars.
At night, the regiment crossed the Vistula, defeated the enemy in the coastal strongholds and captured with. Bzhestse. Continuing strong offensive unit in the evening on July 29 plunged into the enemy's defenses for 3 kilometers and were fixed on the favorable turn of. The enemy forces of the 11 th Regiment tried to reset the police battalions to springboard. Our soldiers have met the Nazis powerful fire from all weapons. Having lost over 400 soldiers and officers, the Nazis were forced to stop the attack.
Bridgehead over the Vistula withheld. Crossing the main forces of the division was secured.
High quality commander Lt. Col. Fedorova is also evident in the course of the Vistula-Oder operation. Launched an attack on Jan. 14, 1945 in Puе-awy bridgehead on the Vistula, 738 th Regiment of the ten days of the operation was fought more than 300 kilometers, and on Jan. 25 broke on the eastern outskirts of Poznan. The enemy put up fierce resistance. Fedorov did not rush. He organized the exploration and found that the city is defended large garrison. Based on a thorough analysis of the situation the regimental commander decided to bypass Poznan from the south-west. This decision was brilliantly carried out in the life. Crossed the river Warta, the regiment captured the village Fabikovo, cut off escape routes to the enemy to the west and in collaboration with other parts of the PoznaеL complete the encirclement of enemy troops.
. During the ten days of fighting regiment under the command of Fedorov destroyed more than 500 and captured 45 Nazi officers and soldiers, . 8 guns destroyed, , . 23 gun, . 5 motorcycles, . seized as booty 9 warehouses to military equipment, . a lot of weapons and military equipment of the enemy, . liberated from the Nazi occupiers dozens of Polish cities and villages,
. For successful operations in the Vistula-Oder operation 738 th Regiment was awarded a second Order of the Red Banner.
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