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Kosmodem'yanskii Alexander

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(27. 7. 1925 - 13. 4. 1945)

A LEXANDER A. Kosmodem'yanskii Battery Commander SU-152 350-Guards heavy self-propelled artillery regiment (the 43rd Army, the 3rd Belorussian Front) Guard lieutenant. Born July 27, 1925 in the village Osinov-Guy Gavrilovo region Tambov region in the family of employees. Russian. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1945. The younger brother of Zoe Kosmodemyanskoy. In 1930 the family moved to Moscow. Graduated 10 classes of school. Alexander was 16 years old when the village Petrishcheva Moscow region Germans executed his sister. In childhood he was very friendly with my sister, so her death was for him a heavy blow. He asked to send him to the front, but was denied enlistment because of age. Only in April 1942, his request was granted: he was drafted into the army.. In 1943 he graduated from the Ulyanovsk military tank school.

H as the Great Patriotic War from October 1943. He fought on the Western Front. The fighting was baptized on October 21 near Orsha. The crew of the KV Guard lieutenant Kosmodemyanskogo with an inscription on board for Zoya Б•  Б•L first to reach the enemy trenches, fire tracks and paved the way for his accompanying infantry. In that battle, the crew had destroyed 10 bunkers, several guns, self-propelled gun, a company of enemy soldiers.

. Later participated in the liberation of Belarus and the Baltic States, to break through the boundaries of the German defense in East Prussia, in the storming of the fortress of Konigsberg.

. To install omandir propelled 350-Guards heavy self-propelled artillery regiment (the 43rd Army, the 3rd Belorussian Front) Guard Lieutenant Kosmodem'yanskii AA
. April 6, 1945 under artillery and mortar fire of the enemy broke in the city of Koenigsberg channel Landgraben and destroyed an artillery battery, an ammunition dump and a lot of Nazis. Then, covering fire of the troops, provided the bridging of the canal and the crossing of Soviet tanks and self-propelled. For courage and resourcefulness in battle was appointed commander of the battery SU-152.

. April 8 in a battle north-west of Koenigsberg its battery, . preodalev minefield and a dense barrage, . first broke into the fort Б•  Б•L Queen Louise and, . causing considerable damage to the enemy powerful fire, . forced the garrison of the fort to surrender,
. When the surviving remnants of the garrison of the fortress of Konigsberg began to retreat to the west, battery Kosmodemyanskogo supported by fire to pursue the enemy for our small parts.

. April 13, 1945 in a battle near the settlement of Firbrudenkrug (north-west of Konigsberg) battery Kosmodemyanskogo destroyed 4 enemy anti-tank guns, a company of soldiers
. But the enemy had set fire to the self-propelled Kosmodemyanskogo. Getting out of the blazing car, Alexander, along with marines stormed into the village and knocked out his opponent. At this time the enemy artillery opened fire. Fragment enemy shell struck Alexander Kosmodemyanskogo.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Oleksandr Kosmodemyanskoy posthumously awarded June 29, 1945.

. P Ohorona in Moscow at the Novodevichy cemetery near the grave of his sister.

. H agrazhden Orders of Lenin, World War 1 and 2 degrees
. Forever enrolled in the lists of the military unit. In Kaliningrad, the bust of the Hero. At the 14-kilometer highway Kaliningrad Baltijsk built the memorial, which bears the words: Б•  Here April 13, 1945 in battle with the invaders killed the Hero of the Soviet Union guards senior lieutenant Alexander Kosmodem'yanskii Б•L. Its named after a village on the outskirts of Kaliningrad, an asteroid. In Moscow on the street, and Zoe Alexander Kosmodemyanskikh installed stele.


Biography provided by AE Melnikov

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