Nikolay Andreev. Hero Tanker of the Battle of Stalingrad


Soviet tank aces. Nikolai Rodionovich Andreev is one of the representatives of Soviet tank aces during the Great Patriotic War. Nikolai Andreev was at the front from the first day of the war. With his service and skills demonstrated in a combat situation, he paved his way to the first officer rank, becoming a junior lieutenant in March 1942. He distinguished himself particularly during the Battle of Stalingrad in the battle in the Abganerovo region, for which he was presented to the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.


The pre-war life of Nikolai Andreev


Nikolai Rodionovich Andreev was born on 7 on August 1921 in the small village of Kuropleshevo. Today it is part of the village of Kologrivo, located on the territory of the Slantsy district of the Leningrad region. The future Soviet tanker ace was born in a simple peasant family, so he joined the rural work early. Some sources claim that from childhood he loved horses, and also often went to night. This is what they used to call herding horses in the dark, when there were no more flies, horseflies and midges in the air that prevented pets from grazing safely.

Like many peers, Nikolai Andreev graduated only from a seven-year school in his native village, but the young man was drawn to knowledge, had talent, an inquiring mind and wanted to continue his studies. In 1935, at the age of 14, he entered the Leningrad Road and Bridge College. The resulting engineering education will be useful to him in the army in the future, especially in the tank troops. The knowledge gained by Andreev before the war distinguished him from the rest of the recruits, since not even all the commanders of those years could boast of such training. In 1939, after completing his studies, he went on a Komsomol ticket to the Far East. Here, the future tanker worked as a technician in a road-road detachment as part of the 39-th road and road station, located in the city of Kuibyshevka-Vostochnaya (today the city of Belogorsk) of the Amur Region.

Nikolay Andreev. Hero Tanker of the Battle of Stalingrad

Nikolai Rodionovich Andreev

In the Far East, Nikolai Andreev did not work long, already in 1940, he was drafted into the army for active military service in the ranks of the Red Army. It is worth noting that on 1 of September 1939 of the year the USSR issued a law on universal military duty. The country's leadership increased the composition and strength of the armed forces, anticipating future conflicts, the situation in Europe and the world was already very turbulent, so the country returned to the mandatory draft for military service. Initially, Nikolai Andreev was part of the training company of the 375-th separate tank battalion from the 38-th rifle division. Its part was deployed in the city of Bikin in the Khabarovsk Territory. The definition of a conscript in tankers was directly related to the education Andrey gained and his work experience.

Having finished the training process in the training company, just before the war in April 1941, Nikolai Andreev arrived for further service on the other side of the country - in the Kiev Special Military District. With such a level of training, Andreev could not remain ordinary for a long time, while he could enter a military school, but at that time he simply did not think about a military career. The war found Nikolai Andreev as part of the 64-th tank regiment of the 32-th tank division of the 4-th mechanized corps, commanded by the notorious general Andrei Vlasov.

4-th mechanized corps was one of the most staffed in the entire Red Army. At the time of the outbreak of the war, it included 979 tanks (95 percent of the state), including 414 modern T-34 and KV tanks. The problems of the corps were that it was provided with vehicles at 55 percent of the staff, and personnel at 78 percent. For example, a serious lack of personnel was just in the 32-th Panzer Division (primarily mid-level commanders and junior commanders). A serious problem was the fact that the overwhelming majority of the division’s personnel had poor training, most of the division’s military personnel graduated from the 3-6 school classes. This was not enough for such a technically complex kind of troops. In addition, modern tanks, the same T-34, which Nikolai Andreev was to master, arrived in parts unevenly, by the beginning of the war the new vehicles did not have time to adequately study and master, which also led to further notorious consequences. Given the level of education, Andreev’s authority in the company was already quite high. During the exercises, the company consulted with him to determine whether the tanks would pass over a particular bridge. Andreev’s knowledge in the field of construction of bridges and roads turned out to be useful in both peaceful and military life.

Two Orders of the Red Star of Nikolai Andreev


Nikolai Andreev found the beginning of the war with Nazi Germany on the western borders of the USSR. The corps in which he served began to participate in hostilities in the early days of the battle, operating in the areas of the settlements of Nemirov, Magerov, Yavorov, Radzekhov. The main enemy of the Soviet tankers in this direction were the German infantry divisions, including the 1 I Mountain Jaeger Division. In battles with enemy infantry, Soviet tankers achieved some tactical successes by crushing and destroying a number of enemy batteries on the march, as well as crushing them in battle, but could not achieve serious success for many reasons, including the lack of infantry that could consolidate success and help tankers; insufficient interaction with artillery; the general weakness of training and education of units, poor knowledge of the new materiel entering the troops.


A battle in the street in Nemirov, in the background destroyed heavy infantry 150-mm guns s.IG.33 and a wrecked tank BT-7 4 MK

In the border battle, parts of the Red Army suffered serious losses, especially the mechanized corps, which were actively involved in counterattacks on the enemy and became a steel shield on the way of the Nazi troops, allowing infantry and artillery to retreat. At the beginning of July of the 1941 of the year, the 32-I tank division, in which Andreyev served, managed to take part in the defense of Berdichev, and at the end of the month was surrounded near Uman, not everyone managed to break through to their own, while the material part was finally lost. Already on August 10, the division was disbanded, and due to existing fighters and commanders, the 1 and 8 tanks were formed. Nikolai Andreev was the tank commander in the 1-th tank brigade, which operated as part of the South-Western Front.

In December 1941, Nikolai Andreev was introduced to the first battle order. December 7 1941 year of the brave tanker was awarded the Order of the Red Star. The award sheet indicated that the tankman had repeatedly shown courage and courage in a combat situation. Together with the crew, he participated in 12 attacks of enemy troops, destroying three 105-mm guns, up to two anti-tank artillery batteries, a mortar battery, up to 25 various enemy vehicles, as well as one enemy heavy tank and up to two enemy infantry platoons.

In the battle of 20 on October 1941 of the year near Belgorod, Andreev served as tank commander. The tanker entered the battle with three heavy tanks of the enemy (so in the award documents, most likely, this is PzKpfw IV). Despite the enemy’s fire, Nikolai Andreev, with well-aimed shots, destroyed one tank, and forced the other two to retreat. During the battle, Andreev’s tank was hit by a German shell, which damaged the radio-machine gun ballistic installation, the radio operator and Andreyev himself, injured in the arm, were wounded by fragments. Despite the wound, Andreev continued the battle and led the tank entrusted to him, until the enemy was driven back, and our infantry was fixed on the defensive line.


The second Order of the Red Star, Andreev, already a senior sergeant, received in February 1942 of the year. The award sheet indicated that Nikolai Andreev, along with his tank, participated in battles in the area of ​​the settlements of Panskoye, Pokrovskoye, Petrishchevo, Morozovo on the territory of the Kursk region. For four days of fighting, the Andreev’s tank destroyed an enemy’s medium tank and one armored car, destroyed two cars, suppressed 6 artillery pieces, destroyed infantry to a company, and captured up to 4 thousand artillery shells.

By February of the 1942 of the year, the 1-th tank brigade for success in battles with the enemy was transformed into the 6-th guards tank brigade. And already on 17 of March 1942, Nikolai Andreev was awarded the first officer rank, he became a junior lieutenant. In the description of the newly-minted commander, it was indicated that in the battles near the village of Rubezhnoye in the Kharkiv region, Nikolai Andreev managed to destroy 5 enemy tanks during a tank counterattack, and the Hitlerites were forced to throw two more tanks on the battlefield. In many respects, it was the merit of the courage of the Soviet tanker. Also in the village of Dvurechnoye, Andreev’s crew burned two enemy tanks and destroyed them before a platoon of machine gunners. In the same battles, Andreev received a second wound, was wounded in the lower back.

Battle at the 74 kilometer junction


The summer of the 1942 of the year, which again, like the summer of the 1941 of the year, turned out to be full of defeat and disappointment for the Red Army, the commander of the tank platoon of the guard, Lieutenant Andreev already met on the Stalingrad Front, the South-Western Front was disbanded on 12 in July of that same year. It was near Stalingrad that Nikolai Rodionovich took part in the battle, for which in November 1942 of the year he was introduced to the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. By that time, the young officer was already in good standing with the command, which marked him as a master of sniper tank shooting, a well-trained commander, a brave officer who could inspire his subordinates by his example.

The award documents indicated that on 6 of August 1942 of the year, Germans with forces up to 70 of tanks, an infantry regiment and several divisions of self-propelled and conventional artillery wedged into the location of Soviet troops, capturing the 74 kilometer junction of the Stalingrad Region (today Abganerovo station). The task of attacking the German troops and knocking them out of the captured lines was set, including the 1 th tank battalion of the 6 th guards tank brigade. During the attack, Andreev’s tank was the first to break into the junction area with his platoon, where he collided with a column of enemy tanks - 20 pieces. Not bewildered or embarrassed, Nikolai Andreev joined the battle with the enemy. Accelerating to maximum speed, the T-34 proceeded along the column of enemy tanks, shooting the enemy at point-blank range from the 76-mm guns. In this battle, Andreev’s tank burned down five enemy tanks and knocked out two more, crushing two enemy guns as well.


Destroyed in the Stalingrad steppes PzKpfw III and T-34 in the background

In the battle, the thirty-four received minor damage, which they managed to eliminate by the crew after the battle ended. It was separately indicated that the tank was still in service and under the command of Lieutenant Andreev inflicting serious losses on the enemy. The award sheet also indicated that Lieutenant Andreev’s guards, up to 27, had destroyed enemy tanks, several dozen guns, and a significant amount of enemy infantry.

In August 1942, Nikolai Rodionovich was promoted to senior lieutenant, leading a tank company as part of the 6 Guards Tank Brigade. And already at the end of 1942, the officer was recalled from the front. At this point, Andreev was twice wounded, received shell shock, four times his tank was burning. In total, Andreev’s account, as indicated in the award documents for the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, had up to 27 enemy tanks destroyed. In the rear, the tanker ace became a student of the Military Academy of Armored and Mechanized Forces, which he graduated in March 1945 of the year. After completing the training, he served as a senior assistant in tactical training for the chief of the 1 part of the headquarters of the 8 training tank brigade in the territory of the Urals Military District. He met the end of the war as a captain. The experience that Andreyev gained from fighting with Hitler’s troops during the most difficult time for the country and the army during the 1941-1942 years, had to be transferred to future tankers.


Nikolay Andreev on his tank, photo: vpravda.ru

The entire subsequent career of the Soviet ace tanker was associated with military service. Nikolai Rodionovich made a successful military career. For more than 20 years he served in the Urals military district in various positions, after which in 1968 he was recalled to the Main Directorate of Personnel of the USSR Ministry of Defense. He resigned in 1988 in the rank of lieutenant general. Nikolai Andreev lived a long life, which ended on April 5 2000 years (78 years). The brave tanker was buried in Moscow at the Troekurovsky cemetery.
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  1. Olgovich 3 December 2019 07: 19 New
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    This wonderful person developed everything in order to become an ace: knowledge, preparation, courage, luck.

    I think that only a few of the rank and file tankers who started the war at 41m survived to the end of the war.
    1. Proxima 3 December 2019 09: 35 New
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      A man was born in a shirt !!! Complete the heat of war of the 41st and 42nd year, even despite his natural talent and decent education! And still manage to fill up 27 tanks of the Wehrmacht in such heavy battles! The real warrior!
      1. Olgovich 3 December 2019 10: 01 New
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        Quote: Proxima
        A man was born in a shirt !!! Complete the heat of war of the 41st and 42nd year, even despite his natural talent and decent education!

        Yes ... There are those in the war, "unkillable."

        If you haven’t read, look at the book Mikhina "Gunners, Stalin gave the order!"-Awesome work about the Second World War, one of the best, in my opinion.

        So there he talked about himself and his friend, a platoon.

        There is a shell that delicately squeezed under the arm, but did not explode, and a howitzer (!) Shell exploded in the legs, etc., etc.

        Somehow, completely tired and crazy about the fighting, they just went with a friend in the afternoon, in the open field, where the mortars raged with might and main. Clothing, boots for both -in tattersdestroyed by fragments, they themselves are safe and sound. Etc.

        Alexander Pokryshkin, also one of the unkillable, is also a lot of cases, for example: he stood at his plane, among other planes. The dive bomber placed a jewelry bomb near EACH aircraft, killing five. 1st. 2nd blown up, 3rd NOT blown up, 4th blown up, 5th blown up ..
        At Pokryshkin (3rd plane) the bomb fell in the LEGS. knocking him down. but ... did not explode: because of too low a height, she did not have time to stand on a combat platoon ....
        1. Proxima 3 December 2019 11: 33 New
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          What "handsome" Olgovich slammed minus ?! What's wrong? request That's because of such pr..durks in due time on IN minuses and canceled.
          1. Alexey RA 3 December 2019 17: 11 New
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            Quote: Proxima
            What "handsome" Olgovich slammed minus ?! What's wrong? request That's because of such pr..durks in due time on IN minuses and canceled.

            So here often not beaten by passport minus not by the content of the post, but by the nickname of the author. sad
          2. Vladimir_2U 3 December 2019 18: 00 New
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            Yes, even me. Olgovich is an anti-Soviet, which means Russophobe. And the fact that he praises the hero of the article, a Soviet man, a communist, and therefore a Bolshevik, who was educated thanks to the Soviet power, who fought on Soviet technology for the Soviet homeland, on the part of Olgovich either hellish hypocrisy or schizophrenia.
            1. Alexey RA 3 December 2019 18: 49 New
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              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              Yes, even me. Olgovich is an anti-Soviet, which means Russophobe.

              It's funny Because, on the other hand, they consider Russophobes to be just infrared Bolsheviks. And it is not unreasonable - it’s enough to recall the distribution of Russian lands, the forcible Ukrainization of the Russian regions by the Bolsheviks, transferred to the Ukrainian SSR and Lenin’s article on the need for any concessions to other nations by the “great-power nation” in the name of Bolshevik internationalism.
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              And the fact that he praises the hero of the article, a Soviet man, a communist, and therefore a Bolshevik, who was educated thanks to the Soviet power, who fought on Soviet technology for the Soviet homeland, on the part of Olgovich either hellish hypocrisy or schizophrenia.

              He simply considers it not red, but Russian.
              And in general, there is a canonical explanation: "not thanks, but contrary!" smile
              1. Vladimir_2U 4 December 2019 03: 14 New
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                Quote: Alexey RA
                "not thanks, but contrary!"

                This is “contrary to” tinplate). The truth is very easy, if not treated, then shuts up. )))
            2. Proxima 3 December 2019 19: 31 New
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              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              Yes, even me. Olgovich is an anti-Soviet, which means Russophobe. And the fact that he praises the hero of the article, a Soviet man, a communist, and therefore a Bolshevik, who was educated thanks to the Soviet power, who fought on Soviet technology for the Soviet homeland, on the part of Olgovich either hellish hypocrisy or schizophrenia.

              Your original logic. belay So the main thing for you is not what the person says, but WHO says ?! Only your problem is that you do not know this “someone” at all.
              1. Vladimir_2U 4 December 2019 09: 51 New
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                Quote: Olgovich
                Or did your communists defend Raevsky’s battery or cut themselves in an ambush regiment on a sandstone field?

                Olgovich reproaches the Communists for their lack of Raevsky’s battery ?!
                Nobody reproaches, for example, Kolchak for his absence in the battles for Stalingrad. Intelligence is clearly changing Olgovich.
            3. Olgovich 4 December 2019 09: 41 New
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              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              Yes, even me. Olgovich is an anti-Soviet, which means Russophobe. And the fact that he praises the hero of the article, a Soviet man, a communist, and therefore a Bolshevik, who was educated thanks to the Soviet power, who fought on Soviet technology for the Soviet homeland, on the part of Olgovich either hellish hypocrisy or schizophrenia.


              This is a RUSSIAN man who stood up to defend his Fatherland, as his ancestors stood up to him for centuries-on Kulikovo field, on Lake Peipsi, near Borodino and Augustow.

              Or did your communists defend Raevsky’s battery or cut themselves in an ambush regiment on a sandstone field?

              I probably don’t understand this.
              Quote: Vladimir_2U
              schizophrenia.
              1. Vladimir_2U 4 December 2019 09: 52 New
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                Quote: Olgovich
                Or did your communists defend Raevsky’s battery or cut themselves in an ambush regiment on a sandstone field?

                Olgovich reproaches the Communists for their lack of Raevsky’s battery ?!
                Nobody reproaches, for example, Kolchak for his absence in the battles for Stalingrad. Intelligence is clearly changing Olgovich.
                1. Olgovich 4 December 2019 11: 14 New
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                  Quote: Vladimir_2U
                  Olgovich reproaches the Communists for their lack of Raevsky’s battery ?!

                  ide? belay
                  RUSSIA ALWAYS defended: a thousand years before you, a short period with you, and protect AFTER you.
                  Got it, no?
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                  Nobody reproaches, for example, Kolchak for his absence in the battles for Stalingrad.

                  killed ?! fool
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                  Intelligence is clearly changing Olgovich.

                  lol laughing
                  1. Vladimir_2U 4 December 2019 11: 27 New
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                    Quote: Olgovich
                    Or did your communists defend Raevsky’s battery or cut themselves in an ambush regiment on a sandstone field?

                    Not born?
                    Quote: Olgovich
                    RUSSIA ALWAYS defended: a thousand years before you, a short period with you, and protect AFTER you.

                    It is a pity there is no one to protect Russia from you.
                    1. Olgovich 4 December 2019 12: 29 New
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                      Quote: Vladimir_2U
                      Not born?

                      well yes!
                      Or....without somehow cost (and cost) THOUSAND years? belay request
                      Quote: Vladimir_2U
                      It is a pity there is no one to protect Russia from you.

                      Russia from ... Russia ?! fool lol
                      1. Vladimir_2U 4 December 2019 13: 52 New
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                        Olgych compares himself with Russia! Quite a cookie.
        2. hohol95 3 December 2019 16: 22 New
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          It could be different - they could send a young signalman under fire to restore the line! A guy crawled away, and behind a foxhole cover with everyone who sent him to the field under fire!
          1. Olgovich 4 December 2019 09: 36 New
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            Quote: hohol95
            It could be different - they could send a young signalman under fire to restore the line! A guy crawled away, and behind a foxhole cover with everyone who sent him to the field under fire!

            It is very close.
            But with Pokryshkin, they exploded before him, after him, they exploded, he - .. intact.

            With him: a bullet fired into the forehead of his fighter. hit exactly in the hole of the collimator sight. which he aimed and ... stuck in it! recourse

            And there were MIRACLES with him ....
            1. hohol95 4 December 2019 11: 36 New
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              Hero of the Soviet Union, Il-2 pilot Grigory Maksimovich Ryabushko.
              I was once attacked by a fighter (as the followers later told - Bf-109) when I left the dive. It was in Karelia, about 30 minutes from the Vibitsa airfield, on which we were based. Four of us bombed the bridge over the river, I was the leading link. And now I’m going up, I’m already leaving the attack, when suddenly a sharp blow to the upper armor, and it’s not even an explosion, but such an interesting sound - like a stick hit on an empty bucket with the crack of torn metal. For a second, I lost consciousness, but immediately woke up and turned the car into a horizontal flight. I look around - all the followers are in place, I tried to contact them by radio - the radio does not work. I tried to contact the shooter on SPU - it does not work. He looked back - alive, little devil! I continue to look around - I have a sieve of planes, the left landing gear fell out (the device showed). But the engine is working fine. I feel something flowing down my neck and back. He grabbed the handle with his left hand, and rubbed it with his right, looked - blood. I look further - a torn hole in the upper armor. He began to move his head - a pain rolled up - the back of his head, neck and back. But we are flying slowly. When they started to land, I waved my hand at the followers - get in first. The strip was narrow, and I understood that if I sit first, I will borrow a strip, then the followers will not sit down. Began landing last, I give the chassis and shields for release - not available. I sit down on my belly. On leveling (and this is a height of 1,5 meters) he lost consciousness, but landed. How? I have no idea. "Il" himself sat down. Interestingly, my shooter survived; he was not injured either during the Messer attack or during landing. And they literally picked me out of the cab. The lantern could not be opened - the housing was severely deformed from the impact and the lantern jammed. So they dragged a hefty stake and only they were able to move the flashlight. I did not see this, they told me. I only came to my senses in the hospital. In Belomorsk. I lied there for 25 days, and then again to the regiment, to fight back. When he arrived at the airport, they immediately showed me my “IL”. He, of course, was immediately written off and as they dragged him from the strip, he remained at the edge of the airfield. "Go, they say, admire." 126 dents and holes from 20 mm shells and machine-gun bullets! And only one shell managed to break through the armor, and even then very few fragments penetrated the cockpit, although the shell exploded almost over my head.
            2. hohol95 4 December 2019 11: 37 New
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              These are not miracles! This is life and a little luck.
              1. Olgovich 4 December 2019 12: 35 New
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                Quote: hohol95
                These are not miracles! This is life and a little luck.

                Miracles because in 100% of such cases, the result is one ......

                And here you go, ONE man - and survived in several of these.
                1. hohol95 4 December 2019 13: 18 New
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                  We can write endless comments about LIFE, DESTINY, or FAT!
                  Rudel's mother claimed that his motto was: "He who resigned to defeat dies."

                  And this is partly right!
                  But the will of absurd accident and the “human factor” should not be excluded from this life formula!
                  A striking example is the death of designer Petlyakov V. M.
                  GLINK DMITRY BORISOVICH -
                  When flying to Li-2, he was in a disaster:
                  the plane hit the top of the mountain. He and his comrades were saved by the fact that they were located in the tail of the car - they slept on airplane covers. All other passengers and crew died. As a result of the accident, he received serious injuries: he was unconscious for several days. He discharged from the hospital two months later and managed to destroy 9 German cars during the Lviv-Sandomierz operation.

                  Norn or Moira weave for all "threads of fate" of different lengths and qualities. But people themselves reduce the length and thickness of these "threads of fate"!
                  Just remember OUR HEROES famous and nameless! And the longer we remember them, the longer we will remain their descendants!
                  1. Olgovich 4 December 2019 13: 30 New
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                    Quote: hohol95
                    Norn or Moira weave for all "threads of fate" of different lengths and qualities. But also people themselves reduce the length and thickness of these "threads of fate"!

                    Yes.
                    Quote: hohol95
                    Just remember OUR HEROES famous and nameless! And the longer we remember them, the longer we will remain their descendants!

                    Not only remember the famous, but also learn about many still unknown.

                    Although I consider ALL to be heroes: those who managed to accomplish a lot, and those who died on the way to the front, under bombing or in civilian life, on the way to a mobilization point
    2. Civil 3 December 2019 10: 28 New
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      So I saw how the country profiled and the ideals for which I fought.
      1. Proxima 3 December 2019 11: 29 New
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        Quote: Civil
        So I saw how the country profiled and the ideals for which I fought.
        Right. But Ivan Nikitovich Kozhedub managed not to see this shame. He died on August 8, 1991, a few months before the official death of the Fatherland.
  2. Vitaly Tsymbal 3 December 2019 07: 29 New
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    MAN has lived a decent life! I bow to you Nikolay Radionovich! The main thing is that the descendants would not forget ...
  3. Siauliai 3 December 2019 07: 54 New
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    Eternal memory to the Great Heroes !!!
  4. The leader of the Redskins 3 December 2019 09: 01 New
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    What a life, what a fate. I am glad that the Motherland appreciated all the exploits of the Hero and the human memory of him passed through the years.
  5. Vladimir_2U 3 December 2019 09: 42 New
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    In fact, the technical branches of the troops saved Russia, if there weren’t thousands of BT and T-26s, thousands of planes, albeit not the most perfect, many thousands of guns, then the Nazis would spread the USSR to at least the Urals.
  6. parusnik 3 December 2019 14: 14 New
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    Thank you for the article ...
  7. MoJloT 3 December 2019 14: 14 New
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    Add details for the big picture
    (the map is very approximate)

    This is a battle on the streets of the city of Nemirov on June 24, 1941, the destroyed German guns SIG 33 of the 13th company of the 211st infantry regiment of the 71st infantry division near the outpatient building and the BT-7 tank of the 8th tank division of the 4th mechanized corps of the General Major A.A. Vlasova. Guys at the gun will not be happy for long, the photo was taken between the attacks of the Red Army, I won’t tell you for sure, but very soon this gun will turn into a pile of BT-7M metal
    Here from a different angle. Tactical number A-2, indicates that the machine is from the 2nd platoon of the 1st company of the 1st battalion of the 53rd tank regiment of the 81st motorized division of the 4th mechanized corps of the 6th army.
    The tank was damaged on the left track and crashed into the outpatient building. The tank has already been removed from the street. On the street there is a column of German troops, past which a German trophy ambulance Peugeot (Peugeot DK5) with a van body is passing. Next to the fence is a 150-mm heavy infantry howitzer SIG 33 (15 cm sIG 33) of the 211st infantry regiment of the 71st Wehrmacht infantry division. This is a fraction of that battle, only a drop in the ocean ...
    1. hohol95 3 December 2019 16: 16 New
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      Such magazines were published. And one of the rooms was dedicated to the battles in the area of ​​the city of Nemirov!
  8. fighter angel 3 December 2019 14: 25 New
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    Thank you, Sergey!
    Wonderful article.
    Eternal Memory to Nikolai Rodionovich!
    I remembered about Abganerovo, the battles there were extremely fierce. Another feat, one of many, it was there, in Abganerovo, performed by Alexei Alikantsev. Forty-platoon platoon commander, senior sergeant. Reflecting the attack of German tanks, he was left alone, both in his calculation and in the platoon. Even after being wounded, he did not leave the position, but continued the battle. In total, EIGHT !!! completely destroyed enemy tanks, and FOUR more !!! knocked out and disabled.
    From the “forty-five,” which was called for the eyes: “goodbye, Motherland” ...
    That's how these people fought!
    And is there really any power on Earth that can defeat them ?! !!
  9. Catfish 3 December 2019 16: 30 New
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    Many thanks to the author for the article. I would very much like the series about our tank aces to be continued in the future. And then how it turns out, you look at the bookshelf in the store, and there are almost the only German memories. This is unfair.
    1. bubalik 3 December 2019 19: 18 New
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      Konstantin hi
      ,, The crew of t-34 Ivan Dove, destroyed three Tigers, two Panthers, five anti-tank guns, two self-propelled guns Ferdinand, and even before a company of enemy soldiers with machine gun fire.
      1. Catfish 3 December 2019 19: 21 New
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        Hello, Sergey hi , and it would not hurt to consult the author with you in details. You don’t want to make an article on any of our soldiers, not necessarily about tankers, they are all worthy of being known and remembered.
        1. bubalik 3 December 2019 19: 25 New
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          ,, I koment. corrected, this is another crew. I can’t believe that they did this in one battle.
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    With his service and skills demonstrated in a combat situation, he paved his way to the first officer rank, becoming in March 1942 a junior lieutenant.

    I don’t really like to tell people about their mistakes, but in the light of the constant “mistakes” in fiction and cinema, I’ll point out to the author: what are officer ranks in 1942? Do not be compared to some "pacemakers", in whom in July 1941 a medical officer shouted at the NKVD to shoot her and other "traitors of the Motherland": "Comrade officers!"
    I would have completely understood them if they had carried out the sentence. Officers, green Christmas trees ...
  11. Adjutant 4 December 2019 14: 17 New
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    Well done guy!
    The armor is strong and our tanks are fast, and our people are full of courage
  12. Radikal 6 December 2019 23: 29 New
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    Quote: Olgovich
    Quote: Vladimir_2U
    Not born?

    well yes!
    Or....without somehow cost (and cost) THOUSAND years? belay request
    Quote: Vladimir_2U
    It is a pity there is no one to protect Russia from you.

    Russia from ... Russia ?! fool lol

    And you, it turns out, personify Russia? However, for the representatives of the current political class in Russia megalomania is in the order of things, such as winked , yeah, here's how to fly to the Maldives. wassat lol tongue