(25. 3. 1925 - 6. 11. 1941)
A LEXANDER P. Chekalin - guerrillas. Born March 25, 1925 with. Peskovatskaya now Suvorov district of Tula region. Russian. Studied in secondary school in Lihvina.
. From 1941 until the day of death on Nov. 6, 1941 fought as a partisan in the territory of the Tula region.
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Alexander Pavlovich Chekalin conferred posthumously on Feb. 4, 1942.
. Currently Lihvin renamed the city Chekalin
. At Chekalina tomb - a monument in his homeland, with. Peskovatskaya installed memorial.
S HYDRATED guerrillas, despite the age of sixteen, endured all the difficulties of the harsh life, participated in many combat operations detachment, often went to investigate.
. By November 1941 the partisan detachment caused considerable damage to the Nazis
. Burned warehouses, mines exploded in the car, walked down the slope enemy trains, disappeared without a trace, enemy guards, patrols, traitors. Once a group of partisans, among whom was Alexander Chekalin, ambushed on the road to Lihvin. Show cars in the distance. A minute passed - and the explosion blew the car apart. Behind it were detonated and several cars. One of them, overflowing with soldiers who tried to slip. But the grenade thrown Chekalin, destroyed it.
In early November 1941 Sasha seriously ill, and the Commissioner allowed aemu to go to the trustee in the village to be treated there. The Germans learned of his whereabouts, and Chekalin hurried to another village where his relatives lived. There traitor gave the young patriot. At night the Nazis broke into the house where he lay sick partisans. At the cry of the fascist officer to surrender Alexander Chekalin grabbed the grenade and threw it into the fascists. The grenade did not explode. German monsters grabbed the young hero, was taken to headquarters and was subjected to untold torture. Executioners failed to induce any desired them recognition. Not having anything from Chekalin fascists November 6, 1941 in the central square Lihvina hanged young hero. More than 20 days, the Germans were not allowed to remove his corpse from the gallows. And only when the city was liberated from German invaders, fighting guerrilla collaborators Komsomolets Chekalin was buried with military honors.
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Legendary Heroes-Komsomol. Vol V and VI. 1973.