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Three heroes from Stalinsk

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Almost everyone in our country knows (at least "heard something") about the feat of Alexander Matrosov during the Great Patriotic War. The real feat of a real hero is to close the enemy embrasure with your body. But not everyone knows that during the war years this kind of feat was by no means the only one.


In Veliky Novgorod, near the Volkhov River, there is a monument on which you can read the names of three Heroes of the Soviet Union - Kuznetskstroevites. These are Leonty Cheremnov, Alexander Krasilov and Ivan Gerasimenko. The whole Novokuznetsk once knew these names. Three heroes from Stalinsk. This is how this city was called during the Great Patriotic War.

In January 1942, privates Krasilov and Cheremnov, as well as Sergeant Gerasimenko, as part of a reconnaissance group, performed assignments behind enemy lines. Having passed through the enemy's forward positions, the Red Army destroyed several enemy firing points, violated the communication lines of the Nazis, but ultimately ended up in fact under the crossfire of the Nazis. Machine guns beat mercilessly, which could lead to the complete loss of personnel of the scout group. Then the guys from the head patrol (those same three from Stalinsk) went to their feat. They closed the embrasures of three enemy bunkers with their bodies, which paralyzed the enemy's ability to conduct heavy fire.

Plot from Novo TV:

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  1. alpamys
    alpamys 9 October 2020 09: 32
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    They covered the embrasures of three enemy bunkers with their bodies, which paralyzed the enemy's ability to conduct heavy fire

    I do not understand how it works, I closed the embrasure and the Germans scattered right away? pushed the body away with the barrel of the machine gun and smack further. Has anyone read about such facts from the Germans?
    1. 2 Level Advisor
      2 Level Advisor 9 October 2020 09: 40
      +3
      gives time .. and with the barrel of a machine gun - try pushing away 80 kg - lying at an angle from you .. while you push it away, if it works out, tk. it's hard - the enemy will move very far ..
    2. Igoresha
      Igoresha 9 October 2020 09: 42
      +1
      in a Soviet children's book there was a version such that blood poured into the red-hot barrel of a machine gun and it burst
      1. alpamys
        alpamys 9 October 2020 09: 44
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        Quote: Igoresha
        in a Soviet children's book there was a version such that blood poured into the red-hot barrel of a machine gun and it burst

        laughing well this is fantastic nonsense
        1. Volodin
          Volodin 9 October 2020 10: 33
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          Quote: alpamys
          well this is fantastic nonsense

          Sorry, but fantastic nonsense is "pushing the body with the barrel of a machine gun."

          Every second of the enemy's inability to fire was counted - that's the main thing.
    3. NDR-791
      NDR-791 9 October 2020 09: 43
      +3
      Sometimes a split second decides. While you push it away, a couple of grenades are already flying. Yes, just enough to block the shelling sector. They rarely reached the trunk and this was often enough.
    4. Reviews
      Reviews 9 October 2020 09: 48
      +6
      Quote: alpamys
      They covered the embrasures of three enemy bunkers with their bodies, which paralyzed the enemy's ability to conduct heavy fire

      I do not understand how it works, I closed the embrasure and the Germans scattered right away? pushed the body away with the barrel of the machine gun and smack further. Has anyone read about such facts from the Germans?

      Push away? Well, if only to get out of the bunker / bunker.



      Probably, a large-caliber machine gun will just cut a person, but it takes a few seconds, or more. During this time, the rest will have time to leave.
  2. Alien From
    Alien From 9 October 2020 09: 46
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    I do not like video ...... And on the topic, the feat is not negotiable. Eternal memory to the defenders of the Motherland!
  3. Avior
    Avior 9 October 2020 10: 09
    +3
    I will add, there were still two bunkers.
    a group of 20 fighters was sent at night to reconnoitre and destroy firing points.
    By the way, about Sergeant Gerasimenko. He is from Znamenovka, Novomoskovsky district, a small village is known among mushroom pickers as a place of entry into the forest for mushrooms.
    The whole Gerasimenko family was heroic
    During the occupation of the Dnipropetrovsk region by the Nazis, father Savva Antonovich, older brothers and sisters went to the partisan detachment. Soon my father became the commander of the detachment. A mother with two daughters remained in the village. After a while, brother Vasily, the Komsomol organizer of the partisan detachment, was captured and hanged. Soon Vasily's wife and daughter, one of the sisters and three more relatives of the Gerasimenko family were shot. The father also died at the hands of the punishers. Sister Catherine, together with her mother, was taken to a German concentration camp, and from there to hard labor. She managed to return alive and now she lives in the village of Znamenovka, in the house where Ivan Gerasimenko was born and raised.

    In their native places they remember the family of heroes.



    List of warriors who closed the embrasure with their bodies during the war
    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Список_воинов,_закрывших_своим_телом_амбразуру_в_годы_Великой_Отечественной_войны
  4. Yrec
    Yrec 9 October 2020 10: 28
    +1
    Despite the dogmatic nature of the topic of closing the embrasure with my body, I was always interested in several points. First, if you crawled close to the bunker unnoticed, what prevents you from throwing a grenade inside or opening fire from the corner of the embrasure? Crawled up empty? Well, crawl and jump into the door of the Bunker, the surprise effect plus the knife / butt make more practical sense. Second, let's say you threw your body into the embrasure. The German MG-34/42 machine gun has a rate of fire of about 1000 rounds per minute and from the weight of a second volley at close range the body will immediately be thrown several meters away, and it is a matter of seconds to push the body with rifle butts. I believe that effectively covering the embrasure of a machine gun with your body is a myth. As for the specific plot, the picture of the clash during the night raid does not look realistic. A group of 20 people crosses a rather big river on the ice directly opposite the enemy positions and they do not illuminate and do not shoot their front edge? Unlikely, but let's say. We entered the enemy's positions, whom we managed to kill, they were seen, and a trench battle began. 20, in fact, suicide bombers (only such were the ones who went to reconnaissance in force) position, if they quietly entered it, they probably took it and cleaned it up, where did the "suddenly revived machine guns" come from? It turns out they haven't cleaned it up? According to the logic of the story, the group entered the position, started a fight and retreated onto the bare ice without taking them, trying to run to their own. Three were left to cover the retreat, this is logical. And these three did not stay in the trench, making it difficult to take it back, but why did they find themselves in front of them, what's the point? It turns out that they approached in advance and hid in front of the embrasures, each in front of his own, so that at the right moment they would jump on them? This makes no sense. Perhaps they just broke into the bunkers and forced them to cease fire for a while, allowing the remnants of the group to run to their own. And the group commander came up with the synchronous closure of the embrasures with his bodies for a catchphrase, in order to give drama and heroism. Although it could have been more prosaic. Reconnaissance in force was carried out by penalty boxers with three scouts, who quietly entered the enemy's position and started a fight, and the penalty boxers, instead of helping them, simply turned around and ran to their own, since they already had a “blood redemption”. These three, indeed, turned out to be heroes - they fought to the last, at the cost of their truly priceless life, saved the rest.
    1. 2 Level Advisor
      2 Level Advisor 9 October 2020 12: 58
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      Do you take into account that the "salvo weight" - will pass through from such a distance, and will not throw the body back?
      1. Yrec
        Yrec 9 October 2020 13: 21
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        1-2-3 bullets maybe, 15-20 bullets is unlikely.
        1. 2 Level Advisor
          2 Level Advisor 9 October 2020 15: 04
          +1
          bullet speed and mass - 1000 m / s and roughly 7,62, weight 10 grams .. point blank .. do you think a human body, even in a quilted jacket, can stop these bullets? yes, I think the side of the armored personnel carrier, without a through penetration - it will not stand - not like a man, without an armor .. the stopping effect of a bullet will be minimal ..
        2. Marine engineer
          Marine engineer 11 October 2020 09: 20
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          Will not throw it away.
          Multiply the mass of the bullet by the velocity to get the momentum transmitted to the body.
  5. Yusufjon Nuritdinov
    Yusufjon Nuritdinov 10 October 2020 11: 05
    +1
    Closed did not close it doesn't matter now! Because of such People, we won this terrible war! Glory to the heroes! As long as there are such people, Russia is invincible!