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Brandishing Peter A.

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(1901 - 1. 3. 1959)

P employee Alekseevich shocked Private 1 st Battalion, 588 th Regiment, 142 th Infantry Division, was born in 1901 in a. Tierce Volsky District, Saratov Region. Russian. Primary Education. In the prewar years, he worked at the cement plant Kommunar and Volsky lespromhoz. In the Soviet Army was in 1922 - 1923, respectively, and from 1941 to 1945.

During the Great Patriotic War, fought in the West and the Leningrad front. Thrice wounded. For military distinctions awarded medals "For Defense of Leningrad" and "For Victory over Germany in World War II 1941 - 1945 gg.."

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal "Peter Alekseevich Potryasovu awarded March 24, 1945 for bravery and courage in crossing the river Vuoksa.

. In the postwar years P.A
. Brandishing lived and worked at home. Died March 1, 1959.


L assuring 1944 troops of the Leningrad front in conjunction with the ships, . aviation and marine units of the Baltic Fleet defeated the enemy on the Karelian Isthmus and liberated the city of Vyborg,
. Fighting to break through heavily fortified enemy positions were stubborn. In these battles, Soviet soldiers showed heroism. Thousands of soldiers and officers for bravery and courage have been awarded government awards, and 27 specially distinguished soldiers was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. Among the heroes, and Peter was stunned.

In crossing the Vuoksa July 9, 1944 boat, which was shaken, shattered fragments of shell, and she sank. Once the neck in cold water, shaking hoisted on the shoulders of machine gun "Maxim", the calculation of which died, and went to the beach, enemy-occupied. Potryasovu was then 43 years old, he had a serious physical disability, was non-combatant soldier, to carry the machine gun he was heavily. However, he safely reached the shore and handed the machine gun platoon commander, and himself along with his comrades went on the attack, rushed into the trench, destroying the enemies of fire with a machine gun and hand grenades.

. Finns resisted fiercely, every scrap of land had to be taken by storm
. Six times, our soldiers rushed to the attack, and in each of them Brandishing went ahead, pulling fellow soldiers to defeat the enemy. Exploding shells, he was wounded, thrown away in the direction. Having come to consciousness, rising to his feet, a brave soldier continued to advance, inspiring his courage and fearlessness of a battalion.

In the middle of the day the Finns brought up reinforcements, launched a counterattack. Against our small units of the enemy threw Infantry Regiment, supported by heavy artillery fire. Within two hours, continued the onslaught of the enemy, but the Soviet soldiers firmly held its position and not retreat a single step. Brandishing a machine gun fire killed 10 soldiers and officers. The enemy had been bled white, his thinning company retreated to the starting line.

By evening the Finns have taken their last counterattack, which was particularly strong. At this time the enemy is thrown in their tanks. The tanks came the infantry. Finding, . that occupied by foreign tanks, infantry can not be disguised to hit small-arms fire, . Brandishing crawl his way into the enemy's, . won a comfortable position on the flank of counterattacking enemy forces, and from close range to the Finns opened fire from machine,
. Following the example of bravery, to the edge of the forest, where he was shocked, the company commander raised three hand guns. The machine-gunners opened fire on targets specified Potryasovym, cut off the infantry from the tanks, pinned her to the ground. Meanwhile, the fire of our artillery were destroyed three tanks. The remaining tanks, left without infantry, did not venture to go ahead and returned. In this battle Shaking was wounded, but remained on the battlefield until until it was beaten off the enemy counterattack.

. Soon we came to the rescue reserves went on the offensive, stormed the town and completed the rout of the enemy.

. ---
. 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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