(29. 6. 1913)
P Abel Ivanovich Egorov - Guard staff sergeant, commander of the gun 158-th Guards Artillery Regiment (78 th Guards Rifle Division, 7 th Guards Army, the Steppe Front). Born June 29, 1913 in a. Sulak Krasnopartizanekogo (formerly. Chapaevsk) district of Saratov region. Russian. Primary Education. He worked as a tractor on the farm.
In September 1941, was called the Red Army. From 1942 to victory over Germany in World War II fought on the North-West, Steppenwolf, 2 and 1 Ukrainian Front. Participated in the battles of Staraya Russa, in the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Hard shell-shocked in 1943. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1945), World War 1 degree, the Red Star (1943), a medal for the liberation of Prague 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" Pavel Ivanovich Egorov awarded Oct. 26, 1943 for valor and courage, . shown during the crossing of the Dnieper and in the battle for the retention of the bridgehead on the right bank.,
. In 1945, PI
. Egorov demobilized from the Soviet Army and returned to his native village. Worked as secretary of the party organization of MTS, chairman of the kolkhoz, chairman Sulakskogo village council, worked as a foreman in Saratovgestroi.
About dnimi of the first on the Steppe Front troops reached the Dnieper 7 th Guards Army, which fought in the Egorov
. At improvised means of ferrying troops advanced on the night of September 25, 1943 began to force the river at the site Mishurin Rog Domotkan. Together with a group of infantry assault on the island Glivsk Borodaevsky-crossed its 76-millimeter cannon and a staff sergeant Egorov. The island was occupied by the Nazis. It stretches for two and a half kilometer along the right bank, from which it separated fordable narrow channel.
. In the morning the Germans ran a counterattack, seeking to destroy our assault group and regain lost ground in the eastern part of the island
. At gun Yegorova was a large group of infantry. Calmly met the enemy gunners. After letting the infantry at 200 - 300 meters, the calculation opened rapid fire grapeshot. The Germans retreated.
Planting reserves the right bank, the fascists again went to the counter. Gunners fought to the last shell, and then appeared in time with the infantry reinforcements rushed to the attack with carbines and grenades, I cleared the enemy from the island. Only for the calculation of the September 27 Yegorova killed 5 machine guns and 40 enemy soldiers and officers.
. Repel the Nazis, the infantry divisions crossed the channel and took a small bridgehead on the right bank of the Dnieper, Egorov, October 3 was the first gunners ferried gun ford and go spread it on an open fire position
. Immediately above the beachhead there enemy bombers. They dropped on our position in dozens of large bombs. I had not yet otbushevat fiery whirlwind, as the Nazis went to the counter. Yegorov met again worthy of the Nazis: a direct-fire, he opened rapid fire on enemy infantry. His eyes melted chain tommy. Just shoot straight and neighboring gun, which was the platoon commander, Lieutenant Kashtanov. Under the exact fire submachine gunners pressed to the ground, but on the flanks of the enemy tanks continued to approach our trenches. One of the tanks went round gun Egorova left the trenches and began to iron our infantry. Shoot at him Egorov could not: interfere bump. Calculating quickly rolled out a gun on the hill, and deploying it at a right angle, hit the armor-piercing projectile. From the third shot, the tank was destroyed.
At this time, again attacked by Nazi bombers. At this time their main blow fell on the gun Egorova. Bombs exploded near. Calculation, hid in rovikah, miraculously survived. When the enemy machine gunners, again rose to the attack, the gun came to life. Just do not be counting his commander. The bombardment Yegorov was wounded and in critical condition sent to the hospital ...
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