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OVSIANNIKOV Nikolai Ivanovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(3. 5. 1903)

H ikolay I. Ovsyannikov, sergeant, commander of the 45-millimeter guns 448 th Regiment, 397 th Infantry Division Sarnenski Red Banner, was born May 3, 1903 in a. Donguz Baltayskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. Because of the difficult economic situation of the parents had not received education, learned to read and write independently. Active military service was from 1925 to 1928.

From August 1941 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought in the Bryansk, North West, Central, 3 and 1-m 1-Baltic and Byelorussian fronts. He took part in defensive battles of Beleva, Plavskii, Staraya Russa, in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, defeating the enemy in Germany. Wounded and wounded four times. For military distinction awarded two Orders of Red Star (1943, 1944), medals "For courage", "For the capture of Berlin", "For the liberation of Warsaw and three other medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Ivanovich Ovsyannikov awarded on Feb. 27, 1945 for their courage and ability to act in the fighting on the approaches to Mr.
. Eagle and the breakthrough on the western bank of the Vistula River.

War sergeant Ovsyannikov ended participation in the Berlin offensive.

In 1945, NI. Ovsyannikov demobilized from the Soviet Army and returned to their homelands. He worked as director of Food Works in Baltayev, head of the school management. He lived in a. Donguz Saratov region.

With ovetskie troops July 12, 1943 launched a counteroffensive at Orel. Hitler's command did not want to tolerate the failure of their plans at Kursk, and, relying on a powerful pre-prepared defense, doing everything possible to halt the advance of our troops. Fighting from the outset took a violent nature.

In the vicinity of the station Mokhovoye opponent on July 21 made a strong counterattack. Against the Battalion, which fought Ovsyannikov, he threw 10 heavy tank "Tiger" and up to two infantry battalions. Soviet soldiers showed great fortitude and military skill in combat with superior enemy forces. Calculation of the elders who started Ovsyannikova tanks at 100 - 200 meters and opened fire on the Tigers. From the first shot one of them enveloped in smoke and stopped, others have changed the direction of attack and hit the Gunners. Out of order all the gunner. At the gun was left alone Ovsyaniikov. He entered into an unequal fight and knocked out another "tiger". The remaining tanks were destroyed by fire anti-tank artillery regiment. In this battle, Ovsyannikov was wounded and sent to the hospital unconscious. However, a few days later he returned to the battery.

January 14, 1945 troops of the 1 st Belorussian Front went on the offensive. The regiment, which served Ovsyannikov, strikes in the direction of Warsaw on January 17 and has, together with other Soviet units, and units of the Polish Army liberated the suffering of the Polish capital of the Nazis. During these battles "EP," Ovsyannikov all the time in combat order rifle companies. His well-aimed fire is only 14 and 15 January tool Ovsyannikova destroyed two machine-guns in the calculations and to 20 the Nazis, as well as suppressed the three firing points of the enemy.

Especially distinguished artillerymen in the evening of the second day of the offensive. A third company, which was attached to the gun Ovsyannikov, successfully moved forward on a snowy field. Suddenly, right, from the outskirts of the village, hit an enemy machine gun. The soldiers took cover. Gun continued to fire short bursts sighting. The company suffered losses. At this moment there appeared Ovsyannikov. Experienced eye gun commander immediately determine where fires gun. In the course of deploying "EP," Ovsyannikov few shots destroyed the weapon emplacements of enemy, disguised in the attic of a one-story stone house.

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. 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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