Nikolai OPLESNIN( Hero of the Soviet Union)
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Biography Nikolai OPLESNIN
Born 12.12.1914 in with. Vylgort now Syktyvda region Komi Republic in a peasant family. Graduated Syktyvkarskii Civil Engineering. He worked as a technician-builder in g. Syktyvkar. In the Soviet Army from 1936.
On the Great Patriotic War from 1941. Assistant Chief of Operations Staff, 111 th Infantry Division (52-th separate Army) Lieutenant Oplesnin, being surrounded, 20, 25 and 29.9.41 overcame swimming p. Volkhov River in an area with. Yamno (Poddorsky region Novgorod Region.) Personally conducted reconnaissance than help to ease the division of the enemy's ring. The title of Hero of the Soviet Union conferred 27.12.41. He was awarded the Order of Lenin.
Died 19.3.1942. Buried in g. Chudovo Novgorod Region. At home, in which he lived, a memorial plaque. The name of the Hero were in the streets he. Chudovo, Ukhta and Syktyvkar, Komi ASSR.