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Valentin Mironov Akimovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(28. 10. 1923 - 1989)

In ALENTIN Akimovich Mironov, second lieutenant, commander of machine-gun platoon 1376-Infantry Regiment 417 th Infantry Division, was born October 28, 1923 in a. Uritsk Bald Hills district of the Saratov Region. Russian. He graduated from high school in 1941, Mr.. Baku. In January 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army. He graduated from the accelerated rate Buynakskiy Infantry School.

From June 1943 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought on the 4 th Ukrainian and 1 st Baltic fronts. He participated in the liberation of the Crimea, Lithuania and Latvia. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree. (1945), Red Star (1957), medals "For Service in Battle" (1952), "For perfect service" 1-th degree (1962) and five other medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Valentin Mironov Akimovich conferred May 16, 1944 for bravery and courage in fighting for the liberation of Crimea.

. In the postwar years
. A. Mironov graduated from the Military Medical Academy named after SM. Kirov.

He died in 1989.

P OLK standing on the beachhead for Sivash. The low, flat shores, covered with a crust of salt. Tides, constantly changing the depth. Viscous muddy bottom. Frequent fogs. Bitter, eating into the body, water ...

Not for nothing called Syvashe Rotten sea ...

On the morning of April 8 launched an offensive to liberate Crimea. Relying on the strong fortifications, built in the narrow defile mezhozernyh northern Crimea, the enemy offered stubborn resistance. On the first day success has been achieved only at the direction Karankinskom. It is here that was put into action 417 Infantry Division, who was previously the second-line corps.

After hours of bloody battle was taken knot resistance. enemy Ass-Naiman. The infantry unit went to the heavily fortified height 30,3. From the bunker hit the gun. The soldiers took cover under a rain of bullets. Closer to the bunker from the front, there was no way interfered with minefields and barbed wire. Left the approaches to the outpost of the enemy blocking wide sleeve Sivash.

Mironov led his platoon through the sleeve. At the knee, and sometimes to their waists in water, the men were moving a viscous bottom. Soon they came to the rear of the enemy strongholds. Mironov crawled to the bunker and threw two grenades into the embrasure. Gun silent. Our men have taken an enemy bunker and opened fire on the Germans from the rear. It decided the outcome of the battle in our favor. Germans wavered and fled. Using the body, "the maxim" no bench - machine drowned while crossing the Gulf - Mironov personally destroyed 22 Fascist. Height 30,3 was cleared of the enemy.

On the morning of April 10 over the battlefield came a squadron of German bombers. "Junkers" attacked the positions of 1376-Regiment. The blast near the fallen bombs Mironov was bruised and covered with earth. When the soldiers dug up his commander, he was unconscious. Soon Lieutenant recovered and led a platoon in a new attack. The machine-gunners, led by their brave commander stormed the station Chirp-1, was dismantled railway track and prevented the hijacking of two enemy trains with a valuable military asset.

. Successful breakthrough of our units at Karankinskom direction of the Nazis forced to leave Northern Crimea and Sevastopol to begin a withdrawal.

. ---
. Sources:
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968

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