(24. 10. 1911 - 23. 2. 1975)
A LEXANDER I. Isipin, foreman, assistant platoon commander 1124-Regiment 334 Infantry Division. Born October 24, 1911 in g. Baku family working. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school in Mr.. Balashov of Saratov region in 1927. Before being called up for active military service he worked at the creamery Balashov Б•¬ 9. In the Soviet Army he served in 1931-1933 and 1941-1945, respectively.
From August 1942 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought on the Western, Kalinin, 1-m 3-Baltic and Byelorussian fronts. He participated in the liberation of Smolensk Oblast, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, defeating the enemy on the territory of East Prussia. Thrice wounded. For military distinctions awarded the Order of Glory 3rd degree (1944), medal "For Courage" (1944), "For the capture of KцTnigsberg" 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" Alexander Ivanovich Isipinu awarded 22
. July 1944 for bravery and courage in fighting for the liberation of Belarus.
Fter dismissal from the Soviet Army A. I. Isipin - Second Lieutenant, retired some time lived in Daugavpils, worked as director of swimming pool. Then he moved to r. Balashov, Saratov region. Died Feb. 23, 1975.
We Troma June 23, 1944 troops of the 43rd Army, which fought in the Isipin sergeant, went on the offensive from the area north-west of Vitebsk. At the end of an artillery barrage Isipin with a group of men first took to the attack. As soon as our artillery shifted fire from the first trench in the second, Isipin burst into the trenches of the enemy and bravely joined battle with the Nazis. Machine-gun fire and hand grenades, our fighters destroyed about fifty fascists and captured an important stronghold of the enemy. Not wanting to put up with the loss of key positions, the Germans concentrated all the fire on a handful of brave men of the Soviet, and then launched a counterattack by the infantry company. With Isipina took the fight, drew on themselves the main forces and the Nazis made it possible for other parts of the battalion with minimal losses to break through the heavily fortified enemy defenses.
. By defeating the Nazis in the main defensive zone, our troops rushed to the Western Dvina, to meet the troops of the 3rd Belorussian Front, advancing from the area south of Vitebsk
. Sergeant Isipin with a group of men of his platoon one of the first crossed the river near the village of Gnezdilovichi. Destroying enemy combat outposts in the coastal hill, Isipin fire from RPD repulsed a counterattack of the German machine gunners, enabling his company without losing speed up the Western Dvina. Here, in this day warriors 43rd Army joined with parts of the 39 th Army 3rd Belorussian Front, advancing from the south, and thus complete the encirclement of the Vitebsk enemy.
. In pursuit of the broken part of the Germans, the 43rd Army in early July, came to the borders of Lithuania
. On the morning of July 6 near the village of Vidzy Molodechno of 1124-Fifth Regiment engaged the enemy's rearguard units entrenched on the pre-prepared lines. Repeated infantry attacks failed. Machine-gun fire of the enemy pressed our men to the ground. Especially strong was the enemy fire on the left flank of the battalion. Isipin decided to destroy a group of Nazis who have entrenched themselves on the edge of the forest. Crawling through the marsh elder with a group of fighters slipped into the rear of the enemy strongholds and, taking a comfortable position, with a distance of 200-300 meters, opened fire with machine gun. They are primarily was put out of machine-gun crew, destroyed up to a dozen submachine. Those who survived the Nazis quickly left the height. At the signal Isipina battalion resumed the attack and no loss of captured enemy defensive lines.
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