(16. 2. 1916 - 25. 2. 1968)
And Van V. stan, . Guard lieutenant, . commander of the 48-th separate reconnaissance company 47-th Guards Rifle Nizhnedneprovsk Red Banner Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky Division, . born February 16, 1916 in a,
. Polchaninovke Lopatinskii region Penza region in a peasant family. Russian. Graduated 5 classes a seven-year school in 1928, training of veterinary nurses in 1935 and accelerated courses for junior lieutenants in 1941. Prior military service he worked on a collective farm collective farm workers and ordinary vetsanitarom. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1937 to 1946. From October 1941 to victory over Germany in World War II fought in the West, Voronezh, South-West and the 1 st Belorussian fronts. Participated in the battles of Smolensk, Voronezh, the counterattack by our troops at Stalingrad, the liberation of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. Double shot. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1944), World War 1-th degree (1943), two Orders of Red Star (1942, 1943), medals "For the capture of Berlin", "For the liberation of Warsaw 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" Ivan Vasilyevich Kistaevu awarded March 24, 1945 for bravery and courage, . demonstrated during the fighting in the intelligence unit in the rear of the enemy.,
. In 1946, I.V
. Stan on health grounds was dismissed from the Soviet Army. Captain reserve, retired. Lived in Mr.. Saratov.
Died Feb. 25, 1965.
In late August 1944 8 Guards Army conducted a private transaction in order to improve their positions in the bridgehead over the Vistula in the Magnushev. To facilitate the success of the attacking from the front part was sent to the nearest rear of enemy reconnaissance detachment of the army of 100 men under the command of Major Alekseeva. The structure of this order includes 30 of the best scouts 47 Guards Rifle Division, headed by Senior Lieutenant Kistaevym.
. In the evening on August 23 squad Alekseeva secretly crossed the front line near the mouth of the river Radomki and at 12 o'clock at night reached the village Vilchkovitse Gorne
. Using the element of surprise attack, the scouts in the 20-minute night battle drove the enemy from the settlement. Decisive role in defeating the enemy garrison played a large group Kistaeva, slaughtered by machine-gun fire and grenades, 150 Nazis.
. Continuing the raid on the rear of the enemy, the scouts Kistaeva on the night of August 25, discovered near the village Kozienice emplacements seven artillery batteries
. Command of the detachment decided to surprise night attack to destroy the enemy's artillery. At dawn on August 26 Kistaeva group attacked the enemy, blew up 15 guns, and destroyed 180 German soldiers and officers. Personally stan in this fight the Nazis exterminated 15.
At dawn a group Kistaeva straddled the road RyczywцЁе--Kozienice, with the task of preventing the approach of enemy reserves to the front. Operating from ambushes, reconnaissance suddenly and boldly attacked the car, motorcycle, columns of infantry. During these raids, which lasted three hours, the scouts have destroyed 15 vehicles, 20 wagons and more than 100 enemy soldiers and officers. Stan of the anti-gun burned the 5 vehicles and fire a machine gun and destroyed 19 fascists.
. On the afternoon of August 26 reconnaissance detachment was to break through to the village Lashubka to exit and then to the unit 35-th Guards Division
. Two kilometers east of the village scouts were attacked by two battalions of the enemy, trying to encircle and destroy the reconnaissance. Assessing the situation, stan first led men into battle. On the narrow section of the front he tore the encirclement and destroying approximately 80 enemy soldiers and officers, brought the scouts in the location of its parts.
. Bold steps reconnaissance behind the enemy contributed to the success of the 35 th and 57 th Guards Division, attacking from the front.
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