(1. 5. 1912 - 4. 7. 1987)
In IKTOR Gogolev L., Major, Commander of 91 th / engineer Slutsky Red Battalion (36-I am an engineer brigade, 28 Army, 1 st Ukrainian Front). Born May 1, 1912 in a. Elan Rtischevskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from the school seven years and regimental schools. Prior military service he worked as a carpenter in the state farm sheep. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1934 to 1955. In 1938 he graduated from courses for junior lieutenants. Participated in the Russo-Finnish War 1939 - 1940 period.
. From December 1941 to victory over Germany in World War II fought in the South, the North Caucasus, the Transcaucasus, Voronezh, 1, 2, 3-Byelorussian and 1 Ukrainian Front
. Participated in the defense of the Caucasus, the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. Thrice wounded. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded the Order of Lenin (1944), . Red Banner (1954), . World War 1-st degree (1944), . Red Star (1949), . medals "For Military Merit" (1944), . "For the Defense of the Caucasus", . "For the capture of Berlin, and four other medals.,
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Victor Leontievich Gogoleva awarded June 27, 1945 for valor and courage in the storming of Berlin.
. Fter the war he continued service in the army
. In 1947 he graduated from KUOS the Military Engineering Academy named after VV. Kuibyshev. Since March 1955, Lieutenant Colonel Gogoliev Б┴┬ in Stock. Lived in Moscow. Honor citizen of Berlin. Name of the Hero is a school farm "Ulyanovsk" Rtischevskogo Area. Died July 4, 1987.
By the end of April 25, 1945 troops of 28-th army, capturing the southern part of Berlin, fought out on the Teltow Canal in the Lankvitsa. All bridges across the canal were blown. Attempt to overcome the parts of our channel on the move failed.
Major Gogoliev given the task of the morning of April 26 to put through the channel crossing and to ensure the advance of our parts to the center of Berlin. Wasting no time, without waiting for the infantry shield, Gogolev down to business. Cleared by the Nazis destroyed the bridge, Gogolev with a platoon of combat engineers, using the darkness began to move on The bombed bridge to the opposite bank. The Germans were strong, but bespritselny fire. On bridge truss clatter bullets whistled over the heads of engineers shells and mines. In the heart of Berlin all night resoundingly uhali explosions: on the military installations of the city attacked our bombers.
. Sappers led Gogoliev surprise attack destroyed a group of Nazis, covering the bridge, and seized a small bridgehead
. The enemy's fire somewhat weakened, and the battalion, without delay, proceeded to repair the destroyed bridge. In the case went to bridge parts, harvested caring and prudent commander on the way to Berlin.
The enemy, sensing the danger, highlighted the bridge and stepped up rocket fire. Just finished work often had to start all over again: shells and mortars destroyed flooring. Sappers suffered losses, but steadfastly and courageously continued to perform their combat mission. At dawn, the Germans launched a counterattack, but our soldiers under the leadership Gogoleva repulsed her with big losses to the enemy.
Suddenly Gogoliev felt a strong push in the shoulder. Large fragment broke up joint. Hand hung. Hastily bandaging the wound, a brave officer, continued to lead the battalion. But half an hour near Gogoliev exploded another bomb, then another, a third ... A sharp pain pierced his whole body: a fragment landed in the shin. Gogolev fell to the pavement. The medical assistant gave him first aid and offered to evacuate to the rear. But Gogol refused to leave the battlefield. In the prone position, bleeding profusely, he continued to give orders to clear up until the bridge was not fully restored.
. On the morning of the ferry arrived commander of the Engineering Brigade of Engineers.
. - Order is complete! - Reported Gogolev and lost consciousness.
. The bridge was ready two hours before the appointed time
. As it rushed to the center of Berlin, tanks, artillery and infantry.
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