(17. 1. 1925 - 16. 10. 1944)
H ikolay V. Gribanov, junior sergeant, section commander 423rd Infantry Regiment (166 th Red Banner Rifle Division). Born January 17, 1925 in a. Brykovke Duhovnitskogo district of Saratov region in the family of an employee. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school and school factory training. He worked as a sailor on board the "Narym" Joint Volga River Shipping. In June 1944 he was drafted into the Red Army Krasnooktyabrskaya MERs Stalingrad. Since August, the day of death - October 16, 1944 fought on the 1 st Baltic Front. Participated in the liberation of Lithuania and Latvia. For military distinction was awarded the Order of Glory 3rd degree (1944).
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Nikolai Vasilyevich Gribanova awarded posthumously March 24, 1945 for having repeated the feat Alexander Matrosov, covering his body an enemy machine-gun company and ensuring the defeat of the enemy.
. He was buried at the military cemetery in the urban village near Vaiе+ode Liepд¦ja District
. His name are supertrauler MPI, ship MYFF Street in c. Duhovnitskoe, Vocational Б•¬ 6 g. Balakovo. In the village at the school and at home, where he was born, a memorial plaque.
F rontovaya biography of Nicholas Gribanova associated with fighting for the liberation of the Baltic. August 14, 1944 he was the first in the company crossed the river by swimming Memel and burst into the enemy trench. Hand grenades and fire from machine gun and Gribanov killed five Nazis. Inspired by the example of his friend, the men crossed the companies and seized a bridgehead on its left bank, which served as the source area for our offensive. Soon the regiment, which served Gribanov, was transferred by the city of Bauska and took part in the decisive operations for the liberation of the Baltic republics. Gribanova had a second time to cross the Memel. It was September 14. After a hot battle with the Nazis, during which the young soldier shot from the machine 11 the Nazis, the soldiers broke through to the river. With a cry of "For the Motherland!" Gribanov pulling the whole company and first crossed a river.
When they crossed the river Memel death squad commander. He was replaced Gribanov. For the initiative and bravery in battle brave soldier was awarded the Order of Glory 3rd degree, he was awarded the rank of sergeant.
October 5 forces the 1 st Baltic Front began an offensive in Memele direction. Each day brought our troops to fight the new victory. With success and a junior sergeant Gribanova. October 9, small office under his command crossed the river Letyzhe, seized a small bridgehead on the west coast, provided transportation for the whole company. October 14 Gribanov broke into Dr.. Hills and personally killed five Nazis, and one officer took a prisoner.
October 10, Soviet troops in the area of Palanga went to the Baltic Sea, interrupting the ground connection Kurland enemy of East Prussia. Now the 423rd Regiment in the 6 th Guards Army from the area near Vaiе+ode a blow to the north, toward Skrunda, with a view to the dismemberment and destruction to the sea pressed the enemy forces. The offensive was resumed on October 16. Opponent condensed combat orders, pulled fresh forces and offered stubborn resistance. The fighting dragged. Office Gribanova, and after him the whole company, barely broke into the first trench of the enemy. But here the further advance was halted by enemy machine gun. The company suffered losses. Gribanov on its own initiative, on the debt of his heart came forward and threw grenades, machine. When all the grenades went out, he rushed for more firing a machine gun and covered it with his body. Gun silent. Taking advantage of the cessation of hostile fire, the company possessed an important milestone.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
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2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968