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Biography Vasily F. SCHADIN
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(28. 1. 1912 - 5. 11. 1979)

In asil Filippovich Schadin, lieutenant, battalion commander, 702 th Infantry Regiment, 213th Infantry Division, was born January 28, 1912 in a. Rudnya Rudnianski Region Volgograd Region in the family of a poor peasant. Russian. Graduated from the Saratov Pedagogical Institute in 1938 and the Tashkent military infantry school in 1942. In the prewar years, worked as a teacher of history Tashkent Pharmaceutical Institute. In the Red Army was in 1941 - 1944 respectively.

From February 1943 until August 1944 fought at Voronezh, Steppe and 2 of the First Ukrainian Front, commanded a platoon of antitank guns, infantry company and battalion. Participated in the Battle of Kursk and the liberation of Ukraine. Double seriously wounded. For military distinction awarded two medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Vasily F. Schadinu awarded Oct. 26, 1943 for bravery and courage, . shown during the Dnieper crossing, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the west bank of the River.,

. In 1944, VF
. Schadin on health grounds was dismissed from the Soviet Army. Lived in Mr.. Balashov, Saratov region. Died Nov. 5, 1979.

At the end of September 1943 the battalion Schadina went to the Dnieper south-east of Kremenchug. Gathering in the villagers Perevolochna fishing boats, as well as empty barrels and vats common of which were built rafts, the men on the night of Sept. 27 under heavy enemy fire forced the River. Strong night attack rifle companies drove the Nazis from the coastal heights and in the morning deep in the enemy's defenses for several kilometers.

Having analyzed the situation, the Germans attacked the base of the captured base. After a fierce battle they managed to surround the battalion, cut it from the Dnieper.

Lieutenant Schadin organized a perimeter defense. He ordered the men dug in, using the shelter trenches and bunkers of the enemy.

After firing a powerful artillery to attack infantry regiment moved to the position of battalion. First the enemy opened fire mortar chains. On the left flank of the enemy group managed to crush one of the mouth and break into the location of the battalion. Boiled close combat, at many sites were melee. The Soviet soldiers fought the enemy bravely and courageously. Wiping out more than 200 soldiers and officers, they fled the rest of the Nazis.

During the day the battalion repulsed Schadina 8 counterattacks.

Night fell. Schadin strengthened flanks, put forward a group of fighters in the valley, along which assumed the brunt of the Nazis, put the military commanders of the infantry divisions of tasks. The Germans, in turn, brought up their reserves to the Dnieper, from dawn to destroy encircled battalion.

At dawn Schadin went into the mortar company to personally deliver the task of commander. On the way to the battalion attacked three headed on a nazi officer. Schadin entered into an unequal fight, and fire a pistol killed fascists.

At 9 am, the Germans went into the attack. Again the battle raged. Ammunition in the battalion were on the wane, and the men spend their economically, beat the enemy, only probably. In the course were put captured hand grenades and machine guns. Schadin was wounded, but did not leave the battlefield, and everyone who was on the beachhead, felt his strong leadership.

. The Nazis have not yet entered the battle on their reserves, kept them from the Dnieper to strike a decisive blow at a time when the battalion tries to break through to the river
. Schadin divined the enemy's plan. Repulsed yet another counterattack, he led the unit was not to the Dnieper, as expected by the Nazis, but in the opposite direction to the west. Bold attack battalion downed opponent and took the village Dneprovokamenka. In the battle with the enemy Schadin destroyed 6 Nazis, but he himself was seriously wounded. Bleeding, a brave officer, led the fight to the main body of the regiment.

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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  • This is my grandfather, and I am very proud of him! His name is a Hall of Heroes at Poklonnaya Hill. Maybe there are people who knew my grandfather, or my relatives - will respond, please. Anna
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