(22. 1. 1906 - 2. 1. 1974)
And Van G. Shilnov, Major, commander of the 1669 Third Army anti-tank artillery regiment, was born January 22, 1906 in a. Lunin Penza. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1932. He graduated from the 7 classes of school 2-st stage and the Moscow Artillery School behalf L.B. Krasin. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1928 to 1954.
From June 1942 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought at Stalingrad, Voronezh, Steppe, 2 and 3 of the First Ukrainian Front. Participated in the battles of Stalingrad and Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, defeating the enemy on the territory of Austria. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded the Order of Lenin (1953), . three orders of the Red Banner (1943, . 1944, . 1948), . Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1944), . Red Star (1944), . medal "For 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 with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Grigorievich Shilnovu awarded Oct. 26, 1943, for his able leadership of the regiment as they crossed the Dnieper, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the west bank of the river and shown bravery and courage.,
. In 1949, IG
. Shilnov artillery officer graduated from the High School. Resigned from the army of disease. Retired colonel. Lived and worked in Mr.. Saratov. Died Jan. 2, 1974.
P eredovye of the 7 th Guards Army at the end of September 1943 went to the Dnieper south-east of Kremenchug and, . crossed to the west bank of the river, . took an extensive foothold in the area Tinsel Rig - Domotkan,
. Antitank Regiment Shilnova proceeded to force the Dnieper on the night of October 3 near the village of Old Orlik.
. German command understood that the loss of the Dnieper abroad poses a mortal threat to the troops defending the right bank, and therefore take all possible measures to eliminate our Dnieper bridgeheads
. Already on October 1 enemy threw into the battle its operational reserves. The district Pyatikhatki piecemeal 7 th Guards Army paid a counter-attack 52-Army Corps. Especially strong attack tank units were taken from the village Lihovki. This, then was ordered to move out anti-tank regiment, Major Shilnova ...
Crossing of the Dnieper was held under heavy fire long-range artillery and air strikes overnight bombing enemy. However, the Gunners overcame the river and took up firing positions at a designated threshold.
At dawn, more infantry regiment of 40 tanks rushed to the attack. Podpuskaya "tigers" and "Panther" at a distance of 200 - 300 meters, the artillery of his 76-millimeter cannon pierced the thick armor of tanks shells subcaliber. A few minutes of battle the enemy missed fifteen cars that were burned or frozen immobile boxes, on the battlefield.
. On this day the Germans took six counterattacks, but success is not achieved and were forced to halt the offensive until the arrival of fresh reserves.
. Within 12 days, kept occupied frontier regiment Shilnova, destroying the fire from the open positions dozens of tanks, hundreds of Nazis.
. October 15 troops of the Steppe Front went on the offensive, and liberated the city Pjatihatki, Znamenka, Alexandria and threw the enemy to Krivoy Rog and Kirovograd
. Batteries Shilnova went west in combat formations advancing troops.
. For exemplary performance of command assignments and mass heroism of, . shown in battles with fascists, . Shilnova regiment was awarded the honorary title "Kirovohrad" and awarded the Order of the Red Banner, . Bogdan Khmelnitsky 2 nd degree, . Suvorov 3rd degree and Alexander Nevsky.
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