(15. 2. 1915 - 8. 2. 1982)
Mr. rigory Sevastyanovich Ageshin, Private, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 1281-Infantry Regiment 60 th Infantry Division, was born February 15, 1915 in a. Most Zhuravka Arkadak (formerly. Kistendeyskogo) district of Saratov region in a peasant family. Russian. Primary Education. In the prewar years, worked as head of the dining-room farm "protege". In the Soviet Army, he served from 1941 to 1945. Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany fought in the West and the 1 st Belorussian fronts.
. From July 1941 to July 1944 fought in the Partisan Brigade "For Soviet Belarus" as a member guerrilla and sabotage platoon commander
. Participated in the liberation of Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. Wounded and bruised. For military distinctions awarded medals "Partisan of the Patriotic War," 1-th degree, "For the capture of Berlin", "For the liberation of Warsaw and two other medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Gregory Sevastyanovich Ageshin awarded on Feb. 27, 1945 for valor and courage, . shown in crossing the Vistula and in the battles for the liberation of Warsaw.,
. In the postwar years, Mr.
. S. Ageshin was the chairman of the kolkhoz VI. Chapaeva managing inter-district office "Glavvtorsyre". After retirement living in a g. Arkadak. Died Feb. 8, 1982.
January 15, 1945 troops of 47-th Army 1 st Belorussian Front, operating north of Warsaw, started to liquidate the bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Vistula. This bridgehead Nazis kept and strengthened since August 1944.
Gregory Ageshin, as a former guerrilla, has instructed commanders explore possible places of crossing the Vistula. To fulfill their assignment Ageshin began immediately, as soon as our infantry captured the first position of the main line of defense. Once you get to the location of the enemy, Ageshin with a group of engineers went to the river near road bridge, on which the retreating columns of the enemy, demoralized powerful artillery and air preparation. From the testimony of the prisoners were aware that the bridge is mined and prepared for the explosion.
Twilight came. Ageshin on ice crossed the river, found two machine guns and dug-out, which stretched the wires from planted explosives under the bridge charges. At the entrance to the dugout stood sentry. Ageshin crawled to the Nazis and closely watched for some time for him. Was relieved. Ageshin quietly withdrew hour, then climbed a steep embankment and found a fuse, which stretched to the bridge, and cut its Finnish knife. Wasting no time, the daring scout rushed to the dugout, threw open the door and one by one dropped into an anti-tank and two hand grenades. Then he flashed the room dugout long machine gun. Later in the dugout was discovered 13 corpses of Hitler.
Red rocket fired Ageshin, served as our sappers, remaining on the right bank of the Vistula, the signal for removal of explosives from the bridge supports.
The bridge was saved. On the morning of January 16, Soviet troops rushed to him to the Polish capital. Ahead was 1281-Fifth Regiment, which by nightfall had reached the north-western suburbs of Warsaw.
Ageshin with two scouts were instructed to identify the enemy forces in the village of Polski. In camouflage cloaks scouts snuck into the location of the enemy, took refuge on the hill, established surveillance outside the village.
Completing the task, the scouts decided to return home. At this time the village came out three German soldiers and went to the height. Ageshin attacked the Nazis and brought them to the headquarters of the regiment ...
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968