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Pushkar Sergei Filippovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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Biography Pushkar Sergei Filippovich
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(20. 11. 1902 - 8. 9. 1976)

With ergey Filippovich Pushkarev, a lieutenant colonel, commander of the 39-th separate tank regiment. Born November 20, 1902 in a. Lyubitskaya Pugachev district of Saratov region. Russian. Graduated from secondary school, he studied at the Military Academy of Armored. In the Soviet Army, he served from 1924 to 1960.

From July 1942 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought on the Western steppe, Voronezh and the 1 st Ukrainian fronts. Participated in the battles of Rzhev, in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, defeating the enemy in Germany. Contused. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army was awarded the Order of Lenin (1949),, . 1944, . 1954), . Order of Suvorov 2 nd degree (1944), . Kutuzov 2 nd degree (1945), . medals "For the capture of Berlin", . "For the liberation of Prague" and four other medals, . and orders "Cross of Grunwald, 3rd degree, . "Virtutti military" 3rd degree, . medals "For the liberation of Poland", . "For the Oder, . Neisse, . Baltika "Polish People's Republic, . two orders of Czechoslovak Military Cross and a medal for the possession of Dukla Pass, the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.,

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Sergei Pushkarev Philipovich awarded on Jan. 10, 1944 for bravery, . courage and leadership shown by the regiment in crossing the Dnieper, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the right bank.,

. In the postwar years, SF
. Pushkarev graduated from the Advanced academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff. In 1960 resigned from the Soviet Army. Major-General of Armored Forces reserve. Lived in Mr.. Minsk. Died Sept. 8, 1976

At the end of September 1943 troops of 38-th army crossed the Dnieper and seized a bridgehead in the region Lyutezha. The German High Command sought for whatever was to eliminate this beachhead, produced an immediate threat to Ukrainian capital Kiev.

. In support of small parts, which were engaged in heavy fighting in the bridgehead, hurrying tankers Colonel Pushkareva
. At the village Puffbird 3 October they went to the gums. Ferry across the river had to be built by sappers in a day. You could use this time to rest: the tankers are tired of incessant fighting, monthly, materiel required repairs. But Pushkarev knew that under Vyshgorod infantry bleed in battle with a numerically superior enemy, and did not wait for the end of construction crossing. He ordered the scouts found a ford depth of 2 meters. Starting at a depth of tanks crossing a ford and a half times the maximum allowable formal mentoring standards, it was risky. However Pushkarev has not changed his decision. Moreover, he himself sat in the head tank and the first crossed the west bank of the Desna. His example was followed by the remaining crew.

Polk Pushkareva the first tank unit 38 Army on October 8 crossed the Dnieper on Lyutezhsky bridgehead Vyshgorod and immediately engaged the enemy counterattacks. After defeating a battalion of infantry, the Soviet tank crews threw the enemy into 2 - 3 kilometers deep.

. On the tension of fighting which broke out at Lyutezhskom beachhead in the next few days, tell a brief account is made in the journal of fighting 39 th regiment
. Here are some of them.

"October 10, 1943. Prior to an infantry regiment of the enemy with tanks "Tiger" and heavy self-propelled guns "Ferdinand" counter-positions of the units of 465 Infantry Regiment. Without means to combat tanks and infantry began to move away. Rota-machine, a company MFR and 6 T-34 tanks led by the commander of the regiment Pushkariov within 13 hours constrained onslaught of enemy - until the arrival of our reserves. "

"October 12, 1943. At 10 am, 38 th Infantry Division, the Germans counterattacked our part on a narrow section of the front and they pressed the. The commander of the regiment advanced tanks in the battle formations of our infantry and the enemy's advance was halted.

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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