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Danilov Alexey Stepanovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(29. 3. 1921)

And Alexis Stepanovich Danilov, Guard Captain, commander of the consolidated Tank Group 3rd Guards Mechanized Corps Stalingrad (47 Army, the Voronezh Front). Born March 29, 1921 in g. Pugachev Saratov region. Russian. After graduating from high school in 1939 enrolled voluntarily in the Saratov tank school.

. Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany fought on the North-West, West, Stalingrad, Voronezh and the 1 st Ukrainian fronts
. He took part in defensive operations under Mr.. Sukhinichi and Stalingrad, Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, defeating the enemy in Germany. Thrice wounded and wounded. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree (1945 - 2), . three orders of the Red Star (1942, . 1943, . 1954), . medal "For Courage" (1943), . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Prague", . Polish medal for the liberation of Poland "(1949), . Czechoslovak Medal "truth will prevail" (1948) and five other medals.,

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Aleksey Stepanovich Danilov was awarded on Oct. 25, 1943 for his leadership of the tank group as they crossed the Dnieper and shown bravery and courage.,

. In 1956, a
. S. Danilov graduated from the Military Academy of Armored Forces. Worked as Deputy Chief of the Kharkiv Higher Tank School. Since 1972, Colonel Danilov Б+T in Stock. Lived in Kharkov. He worked as a teacher.

September 24, 1943 in the Kaneva the Dnieper with the advanced detachments of infantry entered the group of tanks under the command of Captain Guard Danilova. Opponent desperately resisted. The river was in full swing from mine explosions, projectiles and bombs. The infantry unit caught on the edge of the opposite shore, were engaged in heavy fighting.

Danilov hurried engineers, himself and his tank crews helped in the assembly of heavy ferries, which were needed to ferry tanks. Finally, the ferries were prepared. The first walked command tank. In his approach to the bank of the Germans opened heavy artillery fire. They firmly held the coastal cliffs, pressed our infantry to a river.
The appearance of the tanks has raised the morale of our marines. However, the tank crews had to endure the ordeal. As soon as our tanks had crossed the river, the Germans launched a counterattack, throwing the battle more than two battalions of infantry and tanks. Two of our "Thirty" were hit. Infantrymen and tank crews with great difficulty restrained a superior opponent.

In these difficult moments Danilov showed a bold initiative and resourcefulness. In the battle tank, he went into the flank of the Nazis, and suddenly opened a devastating fire on the enemy tanks. From close range he made seven shots. Five enemy tanks broke smoky fires, two whirled on the spot with broken tracks. The remaining tanks could not bear the staggering impact of fire and withdrew to their original positions. After the tanks ran back the enemy infantry.

. Departments 23rd Infantry Division - those, . that reflect the attack, . those, . have just crossed the Diepr, . Danilova, along with tank crews launched a decisive pursuit of the retreating enemy, . captured heights, . dominate the surrounding area, . and then progressed to a depth of 6 kilometers.,

. By defeating the enemy and capturing a bridgehead, tankers Captain Danilova provided transportation across the Dnieper main forces of his body and ground connections 47-th army.

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. 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

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