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Ivantsov Basil Nikitivich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(28. 9. 1919)


In asil Nikitovich Ivantsov, Guard Corporal, arrows 170 th Guards Rifle Regiment, 57 Guards Rifle Novobugskiy Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky division, was born September 28, 1919 in a
. Subotniki Sukhinichi district of Kaluga Region in a peasant family. Russian. Lower secondary education. In the Soviet Army he served in the 1939-1945 years. From December 1941 to January 1942 and from March to November 1944 fought at the Kalinin, 3-m 1-Ukrainian and Byelorussian fronts. He took part in defensive battles of Ostashkovo, in the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova and Poland. Shot in January 1942. For military distinctions awarded the medal "For Courage" (1944) and two other medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Basil Nikitovich Ivancova awarded March 24, 1945 for bravery and courage in crossing the river Western Bug and Vistula.

. Fter the war VN
. Ivantsov-supply sergeant, lived and worked in Mr.. Engels.

T eplym a July afternoon in 1944 170-th regiment went to the river Western Bug. Behind were tens of kilometers, passed fought through thick woods and swamps, the rain washed dirt roads. The soldiers are tired, but bright sun, warm evenings, lush green forests and the gentle twittering of birds warmed the hearts of the soldiers ...

In the West Buga held our border with Poland. On the left bank of the river were the old border fortifications, as well as trenches, bunkers and pillboxes built by the Nazis during the war. Over the hills of the left bank there were dozens of enemy batteries, ready at any moment to hurl fire attack on the advancing Soviet troops. Defense on the western bank of the river was previously occupied by fresh troops of the enemy, had been moved to this area from the south.

The enemy saw our men poured out onto the edge of a chain of pine forest, and opened heavy fire. To avoid losses, it was necessary as soon as possible to overcome the Western Bug and attack the enemy. Ivantsov first jumped into the river and on the chest in water, holding the machine high above his head, and ran to the opposite bank. Running out into the clearing, he entered into an unequal battle with a group of German machine gunners. In a half-hour battle Ivantsov killed four and captured two Nazi. Bursting at the height, the brave guardsman opened fire with a machine gun and provided the company a successful crossing of the River.

As we move our troops "and the west the enemy's resistance increased. However, our soldiers smashed the enemy on the intermediate lines, and forge ahead. Granting relief from the Nazi invaders on Polish soil, the guardsmen in late July came on the Vistula in Magnushev.

. Before you start forcing the river the main forces, . battalion commander decided to send a group of fighters, . which was supposed to cross to the west bank of the Vistula, . capture the nameless hill on the west bank of the river and hold it until reinforcements,
. The group entered and Ivantsov. For the first ferry landings were provided by the amphibious vehicles.

Ivantsov floated on the lead vehicle. At first it was quiet, but then the West Bank bristled vicious volleys of batteries, and the river has become a shaggy from the set of the incident in her shells and mines. The machine, which is Ivantsov, fragments of the projectile was rendered inoperable and began to sink. Prior to the shore was still far, about three hundred meters. This distance Ivantsov overcame swimming. Along with other soldiers, he rushed to storm the enemy position and destroyed seven hand-fighting the Nazis, and then destroyed two tanks with grenades and two machine guns, which prevented the passage of our units.

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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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