(1923 - 28. 4. 1945)
P employee Ye Sergeev, lieutenant, commander of Battery 615 th howitzer artillery regiment GDH, was born in 1923 in a. Stone Sarma Ershovskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. Graduated from high school. In December 1941, was admitted to the Artillery School.
From February 1943 until the day of death - April 28, 1945 - fought in the North-Western, Bryansk, Voronezh, 1 st and 2 nd Ukrainian Fronts. Participated in the battles of Demyansk, the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Seriously injured on Aug. 9, 1944 at Sandomierz bridgehead. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (1944), two Orders of Red Star (1943, 1944) and the medal "For Courage" (1943).
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Pyotr Yegorovich Sergeyev was awarded April 10, 1945 stagnancy and courage during the battle, surrounded, . input which the battery under his command destroyed the 4 small tanks and 300 soldiers and officers.,
. In esnoy 1945 Sergeev took part in the battles for the liberation of Ostrava - steel heart of Czechoslovakia
. April 28 at his observation post, he was mortally wounded and died the same day. With military honors hero gunner was buried in a mass grave in the Polish city Ratibor (Ratsibuzh).
In mid-January 1945 troops of the 1 st Ukrainian Front had broken through enemy defenses in the Sandomierz bridgehead and a few days left for the Upper Silesian industrial region
. Persistent fighting ensued for the Polish lands.
January 21 Sergeev received from the battalion commander ordered to change the firing position on the western outskirts of the village Vuytsin. Leaving the old district, the gunners started off. At this time the enemy suddenly turned into a counter and a large force cut the road Poradyz - Krasik, on which moved the battery, firing a column of small-arms fire. Gunners were surrounded.
In this unexpected, difficult circumstances Sergeyev did not lose his. He immediately launched a battery in order of battle and ordered to open fire. Gun crews were hit by enemy attackers. On the battery with the three sides was an infantry battalion with four wedgies. Calculations worked dexterous and quick, the fire was effective. On the battlefield, has already blazed two wedges, lay dozens of corpses. The Nazis did not stand a friendly-fire gunners and took cover, and the remaining small tanks retreated into the woods.
There was a brief respite. Sergeyev used it in order to strengthen the defense. A firing squad, he launched into the woods, whence came the main forces of the enemy, the other guns were supposed to cover the south and east. Platoon management and the drivers were ordered to take a position on the nearest hill and reflect enemy attacks by fire from small arms and grenades.
The measures taken proved to be an opportune. The Germans recovered from the first strike, and seeing that they face only one battery, once again rushed to the Gunners. And once again failed, losing two wedges and a platoon of soldiers.
Lasted for three hours this unequal fight. During this time, eight gunners repelled enemy attacks. They fought till the last possible. On the battlefield was strewn over 300 enemy dead.
Has long been run out of ammunition, at the end were bullets and hand grenades.
With ergeev decided to break through to their. He ordered gunners were removed from locks and hid in safe places impactor guns. When the fascists again rushed to the battery, Sergeev people raised in a counter. In the melee gunners destroyed dozens of fascists. The commander of the battery showed an example of courage. In this battle, he personally killed 26 enemy soldiers and officers. The Nazis did not stand the shock of the Soviet soldiers and ran. At this point in the heroic rescue of battery reinforcements arrived, and the enemy was completely routed.
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