(26. 6. 1944 - 1944)
F ROAR I. Ulyanina, major, battalion commander, 422 th Infantry Regiment 170 th Infantry Division Rechytsa, was born in 1915 in a. Boltunovke Khvalin district of Saratov region. Russian. He graduated from the seven-year school in his native village. Prior military service he worked at the mine posadchikom N17 in g. Karaganda. In 1936 he was drafted into the Red Army. In 1938 he participated in battles with the Japanese on the lake, Hassan, in 1940 - in the fighting with the Finns on the Karelian isthmus.
. During the Great Patriotic War - from August 1941 until the day of death - was fighting in Karelia, North-West, Central and 1 st Belorussian fronts
. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Red Banner (1943) and the Red Star (1943).
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Fyodor Ivanovich Ulyanina awarded on Aug. 23, 1944 for valor and courage in crossing the rivers and Drut Dobysna.
We Troma June 24, 1944 of the 170 th Infantry Division Rechytsa begun to force the river in the area Drut Rogachev
. No sooner had the advance units reach the middle of the river, as on the west coast battle raged. Exploded grenades, stitch machine guns, to the enemy trenches, the men ran. How could appear there before the appointed time, our unit? It turned out, the battalion commander Ulyanina With the permission of the commander of the regiment, on the night of 24 June secretly ferried across the river a battalion. In anticipation of the onset of people within three hours standing in the reeds along the west coast. As soon as our artillery fire shifted in depth, Ulyanina raised a battalion attack. Sudden blow knocked the enemy's guards from the first two tranches, and then took the height of 147,1 to dominate the surrounding terrain.
. The enemy brought down to battalion Ulyanina air strikes and artillery, and then one after the other took four counter, trying to regain lost ground
. All counter-Nazis were repulsed with great loss for them. And when the height reached neighboring units Ulyanina again led the battalion in the attack, rushed to the village Zapolle, and then seized the village of Hope, ensuring the overall success of the regiment and division.
. Opponent desperately resisted the offensive of our troops was slow, but at the turn of the river Dobysna suspended
. Once again, the battalion distinguished Ulyanina: June 26 under heavy fire of the enemy crossed the river and seized a bridgehead on the west bank of. The Nazis, this time against the guardsmen threw all his reserves.
Within hours, the men, led by the brave commander, fought off a counter superior enemy forces. In difficult moments, where the enemy began to push our units, there was Ulyanina. Clear instructions and personal example of coolness and courage he inspired men to heroic feats, and the situation was restored.
By midday, were repulsed three counter-attacks. On the battlefield, burning several enemy tanks, strewn with corpses of more than 200 Nazi. Large losses incurred and the battalion Ulyanina. There were many wounded. At the end of ammunition were. Reinforcement did not occur. It seemed not to hold the bridgehead.
At this time, the enemy launched another assault on a small patch of land occupied by the heroic battalion. By order Ulyanina fighters let a Nazi at a close distance, threw their grenades at close range hit the enemy of all the remaining guns, spending the last rounds. The Nazis came to confusion. Ulyanina jumped out of the trenches and with a cry of "Forward to the Motherland!" led the brave attack. The enemy began to retreat. In these moments shrapnel shell burst near Ulyanina was mortally wounded. The hero refused to evacuate to the rear until the last minutes of life led the battle.
For three days the onset of the battalion Ulyanina killed hundreds of Nazis, captured 400 soldiers and officers, 10 self-propelled guns and a lot of cars. Major FI. Ulyanina with military honors was buried in the village palace Rogachev district, Gomel region.
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