(28. 6. 1909 - 9. 5. 1993)
In LADIMIR Semenovich Antonov, . Colonel, . Commander of 301 Infantry Stalin Order of Suvorov 2 nd-degree division, . born June 28, 1909 at the junction of Capella Atkarsk district of Saratov region in the family of the railway,
. Russian. He graduated from the school 2-nd stage in g. Atkarsk, in 1924 led in the first Pioneer detachment. Worked in a firewood storage, elevator, in Atkarsk county committee of the Komsomol. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1928 to 1964. He graduated from the Military Infantry School (externally) in 1931. Military Academy named after M. V. Frunze in 1940.
Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany fought on the North-Western, Kalinin, Western, the Transcaucasus, North Caucasus, Southern, 4 and 3-m 1-Ukrainian and Byelorussian fronts. He took part in defensive battles of the first period of the war under the Kaunas, . Polotsk, . Kalinin, . in the counterattack by our troops under п°п╬я│п╨п╬п╡п╬п╧, . defense and liberation of the Caucasus and the Kuban, . liberation of Ukraine, . Moldova, . Poland, . defeating the enemy in Germany, . commanded a rifle regiment, . brigade and division,
. Twice wounded and twice wounded. For Combat Service to the Motherland and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded the Order of Lenin (1953), . two Orders of Red Banner (1942, . 1948), . Order of Suvorov 2 nd degree (1945), . Kutuzov 2 nd degree (1943), . Bogdan Khmelnitsky 2 nd degree (1943), . World War 1-st degree (1944), . Red Star (1944), . medals "For the Defense of the Caucasus", . "3a capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Warsaw, and four other medals, . as well as the Polish Order of the Cross of Grunwald "and Polish medals" For Warsaw, . "For the Oder, . Neisse, . Baltika.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vladimir S. Antonov awarded April 6, 1945 for his leadership at the divisional break the enemy defense Magnushevskom bridgehead and shown bravery and courage.,
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. He graduated from the Military Academy of the General Staff and was responsible for command posts. Died May 9, 1953.
D iviziya Colonel Antonov arrived at Magnushevsky bridgehead before the Vistula-Oder operation. Antonov took the bold decision to break through enemy defenses, organized by the interaction of arms, ammunition supply, fuel and food, transport and repair of military equipment, training of personnel for the upcoming action. There were concerns at the division commander, but he paid special attention to the study of the enemy.
The Germans were on the bridgehead defense in depth with the presence of bunkers and blockhouses, a dense network of ditches and trenches. Exploration has identified an advanced position in the offensive zone. The enemy hoped to introduce our command in error about the shapes the front edge of the main line of defense, to force our troops to strike at empty space. Antonov divined the enemy plans and decided to outwit. Before the attack on his command advanced battalions strongly attacked the enemy and captured the front line. The Nazi command felt that this attack our troops goes flat.
Meanwhile, 14 January 1945 launched a powerful offensive of the 1 st Belorussian Front. Antonov's division attacked on the main line. After an artillery barrage of the enemy broke through the defense, the run crossed the river and the river Rawka Pilica. In the following days the soldiers were fighting in the difficult conditions in forest areas. Nazis attacked many times in the open right flank, but the Colonel Antonov, covering part of the forces threatened sectors, the main forces of the division continued to move ahead decisively. The first five days of the onset of the division destroyed 1,200 enemy soldiers and officers, and 20 tanks, ensuring their successful actions to enter into the battle of Parts 1 Guards Tank Army.
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