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Plyakin Alexander

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(19. 12. 1905 - 7. 2. 1971)


A LEXANDER V. Plyakin, . Guards Major, . Commander 246-Red Guards Rifle Regiment, 82 Guards Rifle Zaporozhye Bogdan Khmelnitsky Order of division, . born December 19, 1905 in g,
. Saratov in a working class family. Russian. Graduated from the Saratov Industrial Technical School of Art in 1928. In the Soviet Army he served in 1928-1929 and 1936 - 1955 respectively.

. From August 1942 until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought in the 62 th (8 th Guards) Army at Stalingrad, the Don, South-West, 3-m 1-Ukrainian and Byelorussian fronts
. Participated in the Battle of Stalingrad, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded three Orders of the Red Banner (1945 - 2, . 1956), . Order of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree (1944), . two Orders of Red Star (1943, . 1952), . medal "For Courage" (1943), . "Service in Battle" (1945), . "For the Defense of Stalingrad, . "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Warsaw and three other medals, . well as the Polish Order of the Cross of the brave "and the Polish Medal for Warsaw.,

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexander Vasilyevich Plyakin conferred May 31, 1945 for bravery, courage and leadership shown by the regiment in the storming of the fortress of Poznan and Kustrin.

. Fter the war AV
. Plyakin - retired lieutenant colonel, lived and worked in Mr.. Volgograd. Died Feb. 7, 1971.


P rorvav deep defenses of the enemy on Magnushevskom bridgehead, . Regiment Plyakin January 25, 1945 came to Poznan - the largest industrial center in Poland and an important site of resistance to the strategic direction of Berlin.,

. Defense of the city-fortress of Poznan Nazi command attached particular importance
. In the fortress were concentrated three-month supply of food to 60 thousand people. It also housed large stores of ammunition and fuel. Posen had a garrison of many thousands of our troops with fierce resistance, reflecting their attempts to break into the city on the move. The troops of the 1 st Belorussian Front took workaround and 27 January completed the encirclement of PoznaеL enemy.

Fighting from the outset protracted. Polk Plyakin, who had extensive experience fighting in Stalingrad, boldly moved forward, clearing from the Nazis, house by house, block by block. In mid-February, the guardsmen approached the citadel - the ancient fortress modernized, surrounded by water filled moats and thick stone walls. The fortress had several forts connected by underground passages message. The commandant of the fortress had a personal order from Hitler to the last soldier.

February 15 Plyakin decided to storm the Fort N 5, which on its garrison outnumbered forces Guards. Attack the fort from three directions on the same day was taken. Over 600 soldiers and officers have laid down their arms.

February 23 after a powerful artillery preparation guardsmen stormed the last pockets of resistance in the citadel. A breach in the walls, pierced by fire heavy artillery battalions Plyakin first burst into the courtyard of the citadel, the garrison dismembered into two parts and thus contributed to the final defeat of the enemy PoznaеL. At the storming of the citadel of the regiment were taken 2 thousand prisoners.

High quality "Commander Major Plyakin also displayed in the capture of the fortress Kustrin. In heavy fighting from 27 to 30 March 1945 guardsmen broke the resistance of the enemy, and the fortress fell. Polk Plyakin three days of continuous fighting, destroyed more than a thousand and captured 1,765 enemy soldiers and officers, seized as booty a lot of weapons and military equipment. The regimental commander was always where it is dangerous, which created a difficult environment, where success is highly organized and resolved personal courage.

. ---
. 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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