(5. 10. 1923)
P employee Ryabykh G., Lieutenant, platoon leader, Battery Management, 76-millimeter cannon 1120-Infantry Regiment, 333rd Infantry Division Sinelnikovskoy Red Banner, was born October 5, 1923 in a
. Gubar Borisoglebskii district of Voronezh region. Russian. He graduated from the 8 classes of secondary schools in 1940 and courses divers. On the eve of the war, he worked as a diver in Balashov. In September 1941 he was drafted into the Red Army. Until April 1942 he studied at Volskaya aircraft mechanic school, then graduated from the 1 st artillery Leningrad Red Banner School named Red October and was promoted to lieutenant.
. From March 1943 to victory over Germany in World War II fought on the South-West and 3 rd Ukrainian fronts
. He participated in the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria. Contused. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree (1943) and four medals.
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union, . with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star", . Peter G. Ryabykh awarded on Feb. 22, 1944 for bravery and courage, . shown in the battle to expand and retain a bridgehead on the west bank of the Dnieper.,
. In April 1948 PG
. Ryabykh to health reasons, was fired from the Soviet Army. Lieutenant stock. Lived in Mr.. Balashov, worked as a shift engineer-manager at an engineering plant.
F orsirovat Dnepr Peter Ryabykh had twice: in September and November 1943. The first time he crossed the Dnieper to the south of Zaporizhzhya with the infantry. Soviet soldiers managed to seize a small bridgehead. For two days they kept a small piece of land, repulsing the attacks of superior enemy forces. Only on the third day came reinforcements. The bridgehead was expanded.
After this, the 333rd Division was transferred under the Zaporozhye. Her part took part in a night assault on the city.
In November, our troops in this sector have launched the fighting to force the Dnieper and the expansion of previously captured bridgeheads. On the morning of November 26, Lieutenant Ryabykh with his platoon and two guns batteries crossed the river near the village of Balabino in the first assault squad. Knocking persistently resisting the enemy, our troops by the end of the day, liberated village Alekseevka and take up defensive positions on its western outskirts.
. The next morning the enemy, after a two-hour artillery barrage and attack bombers made a counter -
. Lieutenant Ryabykh at that time was at an observation post on the outskirts of Alexeevka. He opened a battery of rapid fire and repulsed counterattacks.
After some time the Germans brought up reserves resumed their offensive. The enemy managed to press the infantry units and seize our guns, standing in a cornfield in combat formations of infantry. Ryabykh assembled a platoon of management and in the vicinity on foot and led them to the rescue of their comrades. Vegetable gardens, streets of the village and corn field, the men made their way to the battery. The Nazis had already laid in the barrels of the guns trinitrotoluene block, intended to blow them. Grenades and machine-gun fire, our men fought their way to the guns. Lieutenant Ryabykh went ahead with a gun, encouraging his fellow. He shot a German officer and eight soldiers. Battery was repulsed. Gunners immediately launched a gun and opened fire directly Nazis.
The Germans were pressing on the battery with the three sides. Everyone who was at the firing position, bravely repulsed the enemy attacks. Precise shot gunners knocked out one tank, then set fire to the second.
Within two hours of beating her half-encircled a handful of brave men, headed by Peter Ryabykh. Gunners survived all the attacks of the enemy until the arrival of our reserves, destroying more than 300 soldiers and officers.
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