(8. 6. 1920 - 11. 9. 1942)
E Lena Feodorovna Kolesova - scout, commander of a guerrilla commando group of special purpose. Born June 8, 1920 in the village now Kolesov Yaroslavl region Yaroslav region in a peasant family. Russian. She graduated from the 2-nd Moscow Pedagogical College in 1939. She worked as a school teacher Б∙╖ 47 Frunze district of Moscow, then senior Pioneer.
The participant of Great Patriotic War from June 1941. Prior to October 1941 worked on the construction of defensive structures. From October 1941 enrolled in a diversion partisan detachment.
. On the night of May 1, 1942 sabotage and guerrilla group under the command Kolesova was dropped by parachute in the Borisov district, Minsk region.
. In early May the group began fighting
. Guerrillas blew up bridges, derail trains with Nazi troops and military equipment, attacked police stations, destroying traitors. Once Elena daylight undermined the track and derailed a military train carrying a valuable cargo. Finally, the Nazis knew the location of the camp sabotage and guerrilla groups and blocked its. Guerrilla activity has been very difficult, and took away Kolesova group deep in the woods.
September 11, 1942 has started operation to destroy the fascist garrison heavily fortified village Vydryca. The operation took an active part and courageous member of the Komsomol. The operation was successful. The enemy garrison was routed. But in this battle, Elena was mortally wounded.
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Elena F. Kolesova conferred posthumously on Nov. 21, 1944 for the exemplary performance of a combat mission behind enemy lines.
. She was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, Red Star.
. She was buried in the c. Krupki Minsk region
. At the grave in the village of the Yaroslavl region Mordvinova the monuments were erected on the building of teacher colleges and schools Б∙╖ 2 Б∙╖ 47 Moscow - plaques. Her name is given to the school Б∙╖ 2 in the grains, the street in Volgograd, Moscow, Yaroslavl and Krupky.
Letters to relatives. Б┴┬ In: Fought for Their Country. , 1964,
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Legendary Heroes-Komsomol. Vol V and VI. 1973.