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On a personal account, more than 200 Nazis: about the exploits of the Soviet sniper David Doev during the Second World War

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On a personal account, more than 200 Nazis: about the exploits of the Soviet sniper David Doev during the Second World War

In the city of Kerch rests Hero of the Soviet Union David Doev - a native of North Ossetia, one of the best Soviet snipers during the Great Patriotic War. On the personal account of Sergeant Major Doev, 226 soldiers and officers of the Nazi troops were killed during the war until November 1943.


David Doev used his own method of organizing sniper countermeasures to the enemy. Often he moved through the front lines, looking for a suitable position from which to sniper fire at a moving enemy. If for a long time the enemy did not appear, the position was considered "useless" and changed. Moreover, it changed up to moving to the rear to the Nazis, from where pinpoint aimed fire was conducted at them.

In early November 1943, David Doev, as part of the vanguard, crossed the Kerch Strait to the Crimea. With his sniper fire, the foreman suppressed the enemy's counterattacks, destroying the firing points of the German troops. For several days of fighting in the east of Crimea, David Doev destroyed 25 Nazi soldiers and officers.

His life was cut short on November 12, 1943 by a fragment of an exploding shell.

The plot of the "Memories of a Soldier" channel tells about the exploits of a Soviet sniper.

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  1. knn54
    knn54 10 May 2021 14: 45
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    In terms of percentage, among the Heroes of the Soviet Union (participants in the Second World War) Ossetians take the FIRST place.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 10 May 2021 16: 59
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      winked Georgians 13th.
  2. Elena Akinfieva
    Elena Akinfieva 10 May 2021 15: 06
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    Well done!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 10 May 2021 17: 24
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      ... In total, during the Great Patriotic War, Soviet snipers shot down a huge number of enemy soldiers and officers - according to some estimates, about 600 thousand! The figure is certainly impressive. Only graduates of the Central Women's School of Sniper Training, 11.280 Nazis were killed and wounded.

      The number of the most successful Soviet snipers is also impressive. So, there are 17 Soviet snipers, whose number of destroyed enemies exceeds 400 people. Over 300 killed enemy soldiers and officers were recorded at the expense of 25 Soviet snipers, 36 Soviet snipers destroyed more than 200 enemy warriors. Hundreds of snipers shot from 50 to 100, thousands - from 10 or more enemy soldiers and officers.

      There is no exact data on the number of awarded Soviet snipers yet, but according to some information, during the war, about 132 thousand orders and medals were awarded to snipers, including the title of Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded to 87 snipers, and 39 snipers became full holders of the Order of Glory three degrees. Interestingly, from among the pupils of the Central Women's School of Sniper Training, the title of Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded to 2 girls, 15 female snipers were awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd and 3rd degrees, 113 female snipers were awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree and 50 female snipers - two or more orders.

      What caused such impressive successes of Soviet snipers?

      First of all, of course, the number of snipers - according to Soviet data, during 1941-1945, 428.335 excellent snipers were trained in the General Education system, and another 9.534 highly qualified snipers were trained in the training formations of the central subordination, i.e., a total of almost 440 thousand snipers. Presumably, this number includes 22.484 trained female snipers, including 1.885 graduates from the Central Women's Sniper Training School.
      https://proza.ru/2018/03/31/447