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Panfilov Ivan Vasilyevich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(1. 1. 1893 - 18. 11. 1941)

And Van V. Panfilov, Guard, Major General, commander of the 8-th Guards Rifle Red Banner (former 316-th) Division, was born on January 1, 1893 to Mr.. Petrovsk Saratov region. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1920. With 12 years was employed in 1915 called the royal army. In the same year was sent to the Russian-Germanic Front. In the Red Army joined voluntarily in 1918. Was enrolled in the 1-th Saratov Infantry Regiment 25 th Chapayev Division. After the war he graduated from the Kiev combined two-year infantry school and was assigned to the Central Asian Military District. Took part in the fight against Bassmachis.

The Great Patriotic War found Major General Panfilov at the military post of Commissioner of the Kyrgyz Republic. Formed a 316-th Infantry Division, traveled with her to the front and in October - November 1941, fought near Moscow. For military distinction was awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1921, 1929) and the medal "XX years of the Red Army."

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Vasilyevich Panfilov awarded posthumously April 12, 1942 for his leadership in the divisional battle on the outskirts of Moscow, and shown the personal courage and heroism.

. G eneral Major I.V
. Panfilov died on the battlefield November 18, 1941 under Volokolamsk. He was buried with military honors at the Novo-Devichye cemetery in Moscow. His name is given to Mr.. Dzharkent and one of the villages in Kazakhstan, the village of Staro Nikolaevka in Kyrgyzstan, the streets of many cities and towns, steamships, factories, collective farms, as well as the Guards Motor Rifle Division, which he commanded.


In the first half of October 1941 316 th Division, arrived in the 16-th army and took up defensive positions on a broad front on the outskirts of Volokolamsk
. General Panfilov first widely used system is deeply layered defense anti-tank artillery, created and skillfully used in combat mobile squads. Resistance of our troops because of this increased significantly, and all attempts at the 5 th German army corps to break through the defenses were not successful. Within seven days of the division with the regiment for student SI. Mladentseva and attached parts of the anti-tank artillery successfully repulsed enemy attacks.

Attaching great importance to the capture Volokolamsk, the Nazi leadership sent to the area, another motorized corps. Only under the pressure of superior enemy forces, the units were forced to leave in late October Volokolamsk and take up defensive positions east of the city.

16 November fascist forces launched the second "general" attack on Moscow. Under Volokolamsk again boiled fierce battle. On this day in passing Dubosekovo 28 soldiers under the command of the political instructor Panfilov VG. Klochkova repelled the attack of enemy tanks, and kept occupied positions. Not able to break through the enemy's tanks as in the direction of the villages and the string Mykanino. Division General Panfilov firmly held its ground, its soldiers were killed.

"In the most difficult conditions of combat, - wrote in the Supreme Headquarters of the Western Front commander, Army General GK. Zhukov, - t. Panfilov always maintained leadership and management units. In the uninterrupted monthly battles on the outskirts of Moscow, the units not only held their positions, . but rapid counterattacks smashed 2-Tank, . 29-S motorized, . 11 and 110 th Infantry Division, . destroying 9000 enemy soldiers and officers, . more than 80 tanks, . many guns, . mortars and other weapons. ",

. For exemplary performance of command assignments, mass heroism of the 316 Panzer 17 November 1941 was awarded the Order of the Red Banner, and the next day transformed into the 8-th Guards Rifle Division.

. ---
. 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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