(25. 4. 1914)
In asil V. Petrov, a lieutenant, commander of an engineering platoon 957 Infantry Regiment 309 th Infantry Division Piryatinske, was born April 25, 1914 in g. Tambov. Russian. He graduated from the 8 classes of secondary schools and Tambov Civil Engineering. In 1933 - 1936 and 1938 - 1941 he worked foreman, designer and surveyor in the construction organizations in Yoshkar-Ola, Stary Oskol Kursk and Tambov. In 1936 - 1938 and 1941 - 1946 he served in the Soviet Army. In June - October 1941 and from April 1943 to victory over Germany in World War II fought on the North-West, . Voronezh, . 1 and 2 of the First Ukrainian Front, . occupying the post of commander of an engineering platoon leader and the chief of military logistics division,
. He took part in defensive fighting on the territory of Lithuania, Latvia, in the region of Pskov, the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, defeating the enemy on the territory of Austria. Wounded and bruised. From October 1941 to March 1943 was in a Nazi prisoner of war, and after his escape from the camp for some time lived in the temporarily occupied territory. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree (1945) and two medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vasily Vasilyevich Petrov was awarded on Oct. 23, 1943 for bravery and courage, as they crossed the Dnieper.
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. Petrov finished in the 93rd Guards Rifle Division in the territory of Czechoslovakia.
In 1946, VV. Petrov on health grounds was dismissed from the Soviet Army. Worked as an engineer in a construction organization in Tambov, Deputy Governor of the Saratov regional office "Zagotzerno". Lieutenant stock. Lived in Mr.. Saratov, worked in the regional management of bakeries and feed mill industry.
H achalo WWII caught Vasily Petrov in Lithuania. Here he worked on the construction of the airfield. On the morning of June 22, 1941 unexpectedly appeared fascist bombers. Bombs fell on the military camp. Caught fire and aircraft hangars, which stood on the old runway. Dozens, hundreds of wounded ...
Then Petrov with his soldiers fought their retreating inland. Under Pskov was surrounded, was wounded and unconscious prisoner captured by the Nazis. On the road jumped out of the car, escaped, attempted to cross the front line, but was again captured and imprisoned in the camp with a particularly strict regime. Second time he escaped and went to his district in Stary Oskol.
After a short rest Petrov was appointed commander of an engineering platoon in the 957 th Infantry Regiment. As part of this regiment he took part in the battles of Kursk. At the end of September 1943 units of the regiment went to the Dnieper to the south of Mr.. Kiev ...
Platoon Petrova advanced to the river along with the scouts. The engineers immediately began exploration of the crossing and the preparation of ferrying funds. Worked all night and day without sleep and rest. By the time the concentration Regiment platoon Petrova had already produced three of the ferry, about a dozen boats and 40 rafts. Using these ferrying funds infantry battalions on the night of September 24, crossed the Dnieper and seized a bridgehead on the western bank in the villages and Schuchinka Kaliska.
. The enemy kept the crossing under air attacks and continuous machine gun and artillery fire
. Ferries, boats and rafts were broking. Despite the shelling and bombing, constantly risking his life, Petrov and his men in a short time restored ferrying equipment and replenish their. Selfless work of engineers to ensure timely crossing the entire regiment and the successful seizure of a bridgehead on the west bank of the Dnieper.
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