(20. 12. 1919 - 27. 12. 1957)
In yacheslav I. Chemodurov, sergeant, commander of the machine-gun crew 9-th company of 858 th Infantry Regiment, 283rd Infantry Division of the Red Banner. Born December 20, 1919 in g. Saratov. Russian. Education - 6 classes. He worked as a fitter in the printing house publishing "Communist".
In August - October 1943, fought in the Bryansk and the Central Front. Participated in the Battle of Kursk and the liberation of Belarus. Wounded in October 1943. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Red Star (1943) and two medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vyacheslav Ivanovich Chemodurovu awarded on Jan. 15, 1944 for bravery and courage in repelling counterattacks on the approaches to Mr.
P oslke War II, graduated from the Tank School, VI. Chemodurov became an officer. Discharged from the Soviet Army had lived in Kharkov. Died Dec. 27, 1957. Buried in g. Kommunarsk Luhansk region.
On the shadow of 1943 the Central Front troops entered the eastern part of Belarus. Opponent planting reserves, has had a stubborn resistance. Each locality had to release with great difficulty. The hostilities were protracted. Instructive in this respect are fighting in the village Rudnya Gomel region, who led the 858 th Infantry Regiment.
Village Rudnya opponent to prepare for a strong defense. There were trenches full profile, pillboxes and dugouts. Before the front edge, the tank hazardous areas, were delivered minefields, covered with barbed wire. When the 3rd Battalion, which fought Chemodurov, rose to the attack, he was met by heavy fire from all weapons. Especially rampage machine guns, hidden in bunkers. The first attack our units not successful, had. Command began a more thorough organization of the offensive.
After artillery preparation, October 12, 1943, the battalion resumed its assault on the enemy's resistance point. Ninth company managed to break into the enemy's trenches. Chemodurov with his machine gun took a comfortable position and accurate fire destroyed a large group of Nazis, get ready to counterattack. In turn, a strong opponent of flanking machine-gun fire and mortar barrages had pushed forward compartment of the ninth company from the rest of the battalion.
. Chemodurov set his gun on the hill.
. Meanwhile, the Germans planted fresh reserves and struck the base of the "wedge", with a view to encircle and destroy the ninth company
. The result is a very dangerous situation. But in the way of enemy infantry was gun Chemodurova. Sergeant met counterattacks well-aimed bursts. There is rejected, the eyes of the chain melting Nazi. Germans lay. Chemodurov continued to destroy them.
After some time, the arrangement of the ninth company, the enemy opened heavy artillery fire. Every minute fire tornado grew, but our warriors took refuge in the trenches and the losses were not. When the raid was over the fire, the Nazis rose to the growth and went to the counter, confident that our fighters destroyed by artillery. Chemodurov allowing them to close the distance and struck at close range. Attack the enemy, and this time ended in failure.
In the course of the day Sergeant reflected nineteen counterattacks and cut off from his "maxim" of about 300 Nazi soldiers and officers. Before the position of the machine-gunners were literally piled up mountains of corpses.
During the reflection counterattacks Chemodurov was wounded twice. Hastily bandaging wounds, brave gunner continued to fight until final victory. Only in the evening, when the shooting died down, weak from loss of blood a hero on the order of company commander was evacuated to the rear.
Having disrupted the enemy's plan to encircle the ninth company, the battalion captured the village. In their victory was a great merit of the brave gunner Vyacheslav Chemodurova.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
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2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968