(27. 12. 1919)
In asil Mikhailovich Naumov, a senior lieutenant, company commander 359 Infantry Regiment of the Red Banner of the 50 th Infantry Division, Zaporozhye, Kirovograd, born December 27, 1919 in a. Kolbinke Lopatinskii district of Penza Region. Russian. He graduated from elementary school and a crash course in military infantry school. Before conscription worked ordinary farmers in his native village, and a tractor Chardymskoy MTS Penza. In 1939 - 1946 he served in the Soviet Army. From August 1941 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought on the Western, North-Western, Bryansk, 2 and 1 Ukrainian Front. Participated in the battles of Yartsevo, Vyazma, Staraya Russa, in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, Czechoslovakia, defeating the enemy in Germany. Wounded four times, including two seriously. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Patriotic War (1 and 2 nd degree (1945, 1944), Red Star (1943) and three medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vasily Mikhailovich Naumov awarded April 10, 1945 for bravery and courage, . shown in crossing the Oder, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the left bank of the River.,
. In 1946, VM
. Naumov graduated from the postgraduate courses officers "shot" and in the same year, was fired from the Soviet Army. Captain retired. Disabled veteran. Lived in Mr.. Saratov.
On the village was the last water hazard at the turn which the German command decided to give the general battle the Soviet Army and postpone the inevitable collapse of Nazi Germany. To defend this line had been thrown all available germanskogo High Command forces, including divisions, taken from the western front, and the newly formed battalions of reservists and Volkssturm.
. Especially strong defense was established by the Nazis in the region r
. Breslau. Built here had a powerful fortified bunkers, including three-storey, a dense network of trenches and various artificial obstacles. Dozens of artillery and mortar batteries and machine guns, hidden in bunkers, the river and shoot each meter terrain available for the troops.
. Such a defense, covered a broad deep river, was to storm the company of Lieutenant Naumova.
. Evening 29 January 1945 soldiers was launched on the ropes and connected with wire rafts
. The powerful rays of the enemy searchlights rummaged in the mirror and the right bank of the river, where she prepared to cross our units. In the middle of the river "flotilla" Naumov was illuminated spotlight. And immediately cracked machine guns, cannons and mortars hit. Oder became fierce, reared by the explosion of shells and mines. Rafts tossed from side to side, flooding. At times it seemed Naumov, that all were killed, but the men, clinging to the logs, even more homemade rowing oars or arms, and despite the shelling, approached the opposite shore.
. Naumov, jumped on a sandy beach, gathered a group of fighters and led to the attack
. Threw two anti-tank grenades through the embrasure pillbox, our warriors have destroyed an enemy machine gun and burst into the location of the enemy strongholds.
By dawn was captured by a small bridgehead. Germans have taken one after the other eight counter. They were repulsed by a company Naumova with big losses for the enemy. "In difficult moments of battle, . - Said in a report from the regimental commander, . - When the enemy were pressing for a company of superior strength and out of order gunners, . Lieutenant Naumov lay down behind a machine gun and killed in repelling counterattacks last 25 soldiers and officers.
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