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Grigory Petrovich Kazakov

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(13. 8. 1913 - 11. 1. 1987)

Mr. rigory Petrovich Kazakov, Petty Officer 2 nd article, commander poluglissera 1 st Bobruisk Red Banner Brigade river ships. Born August 13, 1913 in a. Wide gully Volsky (formerly. Shirokobuerakskogo) district of Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from the school seven years. Prior military service he worked in enterprises g. Baku. Since 1935, he served in the Navy.

. Since the beginning of World War II victory over Germany, fought in the Black Sea Fleet and the Red Banner Dnieper Flotilla, performing combat missions in the interests of the coastal army, the South, 2 and 1-st Russian Fronts
. Participated in the defense of Odessa, Sevastopol, in the battles in the North-Western Front (1942-1943 gg.), The release of Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1944), medal "For Defense of Odessa", "For the Defense of Sevastopol", "For the capture of Berlin and two other medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Grigory Petrovich Kazakov conferred May 31, 1945 for bravery and courage in crossing the river Spree during the storming of Berlin.

. In 1945, GP
. Kazakov was demobilized from the ranks of the Navy and returned to peaceful work. Lived and worked in the Magadan region. Died Jan. 11, 1987.


April 23, 1945 poluglisserov a separate unit under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Kalinin, together with the advance units of 9-th Infantry Corps went to the river Spree in the Karlhorsta
. It was night, but it was bright as day. In the city, hundreds of fires blazed. The Germans covered the river rockets, led a furious fire from the attic and from the windows of the brick buildings, located on the opposite bank of the river. Although most Germans shot bespritselno, the fire was so dense that every meter of the right bank of the river and the water surface accounted for every minute of dozens of bullets.

. Sailors unloaded their cars with small vessels and, later, their water, have begun to deploy the infantry from the east coast to the west
. The first flight across the Spree did poluglisser Б•¬ 117 under the command of Sergeant Gregory Kazakova.

By morning Kazakov made dozens of flights and sent a company of infantrymen. Meanwhile, our advanced detachments, trafficked across the river, seized the coastal buildings. Small-arms fire of the enemy's weak. Just somewhere to the right, by Treptow, zalivisto stitch machine gun, and bullets all the time clatter beside berth. There is still a very strong fire were mortars, but after some time of our artillery silenced many of the batteries of the enemy.

By noon the sappers staged a ferry and have begun to deploy a tank unit. In an effort to avoid the formidable fighting machine on the left bank of the river, the Germans launched a strong counterattack. With the support of heavy self-propelled guns "Ferdinand" the enemy had pressed our offices and take under fire ferry. In the middle of the river is one of the two ferries was damaged. From a direct hit by an enemy tank shell burst into flames. Sappers who led the crossing, killing. Ferry went out of control. Seeing this, Kazakov at full speed rushed to the rescue tank. He took the ferry crew "Thirty" and a group of machine gunners and threw them on the western shore. At this time of the fire in the tank began to burst ammunition, at any moment could explode bombs. Risking their lives, Kazakov went on poluglissere to the ferry and along with Lieutenant Suvorov put out the fire.

Crossing continued. For 23, 24 and 25 April sergeant Kazakov, working without rest day and night, flipped on its poluglissere from the right bank to the left 400 marines and dozens of tons of ammunition.

. As the Soviet offensive towards the center of Berlin on the Spree and proceeded brisk little craft Gregory Kazakova
. Our victory brave sailor found in the heart of Nazi capital.

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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