(1. 7. 1916 - 21. 2. 1945)
And Alexis N. Kulbyakin, Major, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 49 th Guards Tank Vapnyarskoy Red Banner Order of Suvorov 3rd degree Brigade. Born July 1, 1916 in a. Semenovka Krasnopartisansky district of Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school and tank school. In the Red Army called in 1937.
Since the beginning of World War II until the day of death - February 21, 1945 - fought in the West, Voronezh, Southwestern, Central, 1 and 2-m 1-Ukrainian and Byelorussian fronts. He took part in defensive battles of the first period of the war, Ostrogozh-Rossoshanskij offensive, the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Belarus and Poland.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Alexei Nikolayevich Kulbyakinu awarded on Feb. 27, 1945 for the courage I courage during the liberation of Polish cities and Sohacheva Inowrocе-aw.
We Troma 16 January, the bridgehead on the river under Pilica Magnushev was introduced in the breakthrough 12-Panzer Corps, which fought in the major Kulbyakin
. The battalion under his command, together with the Corps self-propelled artillery regiment acted in the vanguard. Breaking the resistance of the enemy, without getting involved in battles for the big bases, tankers gunners in the evening I went to Sohachevu. The following day they stormed this city, cut off the escape route Warsaw enemy troops by placing it under threat of complete encirclement. Nazi troops, contrary to Hitler's orders, began to retreat to the west. January 17 Poland's capital Warsaw was liberated.
. From the district of Warsaw, the fascist part of trying to break through to the west through Sochaczew, but by the time the city approached our combined arms, and who completed the rout of the enemy.
. Tankers Major Kulbyakina with gunners Colonel Merkulova Bzura crossed the river and rushed to Kutno and Inowroclaw
. The attack did not cease, day or night. Kulbyakin for night action identified one tank company. This company during the day resting for several hours in the evening together, with two batteries self-propelled artillery regiment into battle, and continued to pursue the enemy.
. Near Inowrocе-aw January 21 tankers caught a large column of the enemy, not had time to break away from our advanced detachments
. In the convoy were car, . Tanks, . carts, . As later became clear, . Nazis did not have time to depart on time because, . on the eve of our aircraft destroyed a bridge over the river Notec, . and, . while engineers built a temporary crossing, . There were traffic congestion,
. Our tank crews and gunners suddenly attacked on the enemy column, fired its friendly fire from guns. From the first shots were set on fire about a dozen tanks. Among the Nazis rose panic. Soldiers and officers left the car and ran around. Meanwhile tankers Kulbyakina continued to fire and destroy the caterpillars cars and carts, to finish the remaining tanks. Half an hour later the defeat of the enemy column was completed. Tankers Kulbyakina with gunners destroyed 12 enemy tanks and more than 40 vehicles, killed dozens of Nazis seized as booty by 5 guns, 17 machine guns, and many other weapons and military equipment.
. In the first half of February, the battalion Kulbyakina in the case participated in the encirclement and destruction of large enemy forces in the area Schneidemuhl.
. Mr. Vardi Major Kulbyakin different high art control units
. He avoided the template. His decisions are always with the circumstances, the orders were well. He has always been the most difficult and critical areas that required his presence and intervention. Bravery and courage earned him the unquestioned authority of subordinates and superiors.
February 21, 1945 in the g. Choszczno Szczecin Voivodeship AI. Kulbyakin died a heroic death. He was buried in a. Colmar (Poland).
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