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Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by nikivdd » Wed May 11, 2016 7:58 am

Hello guys, a bit of an inquiery here.
What's your top 3 of Soviet heroes during the great patriotic war? Please add for which army branch.

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by BiteNibbleChomp » Wed May 11, 2016 10:51 am

Is this hinting at a Soviet GC?

Haven't heard of anyone significant below the generals - I don't imagine these are who you are going for though.

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by Stephen1024 » Wed May 11, 2016 1:01 pm

Lydia Litvyak top female ace, air force. Anna Yegorova IL-2 pilot She flew 277 air missions. Air force. Ivan Kozhedub best ace of all allied nation's 64 kills. Nelson Stepanyan dive bomber pilot.

Ivan Sidorenko sniper over 500 kills or Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov Sniper so infantry, 429 kills. Female sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko 309 kills.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya was a tank commander and an integral part of Kursk win. Ivan Yakubovsky tank commander destroyed 30 tanks in one day.

Mehdi Huseynzade guerilla and scout infantry. Mikhail Minin went from Leningrad to Berlin and was first soldier in Reichstag and put up first flag from the Reichstag. Infantry



Ivan Pavlovich look him up, its an interesting story!

There list of few for you Nikividd hope it will help.

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by goose_2 » Wed May 11, 2016 1:05 pm

Stephen1024 wrote:Lydia Litvyak top female ace, air force. Anna Yegorova IL-2 pilot She flew 277 air missions. Air force. Ivan Kozhedub best ace of all allied nation's 64 kills. Nelson Stepanyan dive bomber pilot.

Ivan Sidorenko sniper over 500 kills or Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov Sniper so infantry, 429 kills. Female sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko 309 kills.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya was a tank commander and an integral part of Kursk win. Ivan Yakubovsky tank commander destroyed 30 tanks in one day.

Mehdi Huseynzade guerilla and scout infantry. Mikhail Minin went from Leningrad to Berlin and was first soldier in Reichstag and put up first flag from the Reichstag. Infantry

+1 all of these Stephen laid it out very well

Ivan Pavlovich look him up, its an interesting story!

There list of few for you Nikividd hope it will help.
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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by robman » Wed May 11, 2016 1:09 pm

The Soviet Union led the way in recognizing and promoting female combat heroes. Inclusion of one or two of these might help to offset my wife's complaint that Panzer Corps features no strong female characters....

The most prominent female Soviet hero outside of the USSR was Ukrainian sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Pavlichenko). Woody Guthrie wrote a song about her (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHKjOl9ocR0) and she met with Eleanor Roosevelt during a visit to the US (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next ... -23585278/).

I was about to mention the female air aces but I see that Stephen1024 has already beat me to it!

On the male side, let us not forget Yakov Pavlov of "Pavlov's House" fame.

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by Stephen1024 » Wed May 11, 2016 1:15 pm

Its my anniversary today!

Hence lots female stars keep the GF happy!

Especially as I forgot its our anniversary, Cake and tickets see family saved my life :roll:

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by Magic1111 » Thu May 19, 2016 3:11 pm

nikivdd wrote: What's your top 3 of Soviet heroes during the great patriotic war?
I don´t have a Top 3 List, but I think one of the biggest soviet hero was Wassili Saizew >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Zaytsev and >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_at_the_Gates

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by ThvN » Sat May 21, 2016 10:07 pm

nikivdd wrote:Hello guys, a bit of an inquiery here.
What's your top 3 of Soviet heroes during the great patriotic war? Please add for which army branch.
Very difficult to give only three, and many favourites have already been listed, but I can think of a few extra names that I didn't see and are interesting:

Fighter pilot: Alexander Pokryshkin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Pokryshkin), perhaps not the top scoring pilot (if only by a few kills) but very influential in changing tactics. Flew during the entire war, mostly with P-39s (Lend-Lease) planes.

Infantry: Ekaterina Illarionovna Mikhailova-Demina (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekaterina ... ova-Demina). Medic in Naval Infantry (Marines). Just read the wiki page, her achievements are amazing.

Tank: Lavrinenko Dmitriy Fyodorovich (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmitry_Lavrinenko). Top Soviet tank ace. Fought with a T-34 during Barbarossa (and earlier took part in the invasion of Poland), and destroyed 52 tanks in less than three months.

Bomber: Endel Puusep (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endel_Puusepp). Flew Pe-8 bombers. Took part in dozens of practically suicidal missions to bomb Berlin (from august 1941!).

And for good measure, I've always been impressed by Ivan Karchenko (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Kharchenko). He was an engineer (infantry) and he was really good in defusing explosives... Really, really good.

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by Radoye » Sun May 22, 2016 7:53 pm

Here are a few more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakov_Pavlov
Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov (4 October 1917 – 29 September 1981) was a Soviet Red Army soldier who became a Hero of the Soviet Union for his role in defending "Pavlov's House" during the Battle of Stalingrad.
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Pavlov was a commander of a machine gun unit, an artilleryman, and a commander of a reconnaissance unit with the rank of Senior Sergeant.
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During the Battle of Stalingrad, on the night of September 27, 1942, Pavlov's platoon recaptured a four-story residential building, seized by the German Army and defended it against continual attack by the Germans until relieved by advancing Soviet forces two months later.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Marinesko
Alexander Ivanovich Marinesko (15 January 1913 – 25 November 1963)
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The most successful Soviet submarine commander in terms of gross register tonnage (GRT) sunk, with 42,000 GRT to his name
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_F ... ch_Potapov
Mikhail Feofanovich Potapov (23 January 1921 - 8 July 1943) was a Soviet Red Army artillery captain and commander of an anti-tank artillery battery from the 1188th Anti-Tank Artillery Regiment of the 13th Anti-Tank Artillery Brigade, 2nd Tank Army. Potapov's battery destroyed ten German tanks near the Ponyri railway station at the Battle of Kursk.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Onilova
Nina Andreyevna Onilova (10 April 1921 - 8 March 1942) was a Soviet machine gunner in the Red Army's 25th Rifle Division who fought the Germans near Odessa and Sevastopol in 1941-1942.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Molodchy
Alexander Ignatyevich Molodchy (born on 27 June 1920 – died on 9 June 2002), was a famous pilot of the Soviet Long Range Aviation.
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Molodchy was the most effective pilot of Long Range Aviation in the Soviet Union during the World War II. He conducted 311 combat flights (including 287 night flights). His combat mileage reached 600 thousand kilometers. He dropped more than 200 thousand tons of bombs on different military and industrial facilities of the enemy.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziya_Bunyadov
Ziya Musa oglu Bunyadov (21 December 1923, Astara – 21 February 1997, Baku)... was a World War II veteran and Hero of the Soviet Union.
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Ziya Bunyadov was awarded the Soviet Union's highest military honor, the Hero of the Soviet Union, for his action in the battle over a bridge on Pilica river in Poland on January 14, 1945, resulting in 100 enemy fatalities and 45 enemy prisoners taken.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roza_Shanina
Roza Georgiyevna Shanina (3 April 1924 – 28 January 1945) was a Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalya_Kovshova
Natalya Venediktovna Kovshova (26 November 1920 – 14 August 1942) was a female Soviet sniper who fought in the Great Patriotic War.

She fought with her friend Mariya Polivanova who acted as her spotter. Natalya fought bravely throughout the war; she was killed fighting German Wehrmacht forces near Novgorod in August 1942. She was awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union which was the Soviet Union's highest award for bravery.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genri_Koptev-Gomolov
Genri Nikolaevich Koptev-Gomolov (born 4 June 1926 in the town of Balashikha in the Moscow Oblast). Drafted into the army in 1943, got to the front in summer 1944. Served in the 1,085th rifle regiment of the 322 division, commander of a 45-milimetre anti-tank weapon. Destroyed a Nazi self-propelled gun during the liberation of Auschwitz, for which he received the Order of Glory 3rd class. Also awarded the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class, and numerous medals.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinoviy_Kolobanov
Zinoviy Grigor'evich Kolobanov (1910–1994) was a tank commander and veteran of the German-Soviet War. He commanded a KV-1 tank and is widely considered the second top scoring tanker ace of the Soviet Union.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekaterina ... ova-Demina
Ekaterina Illarionovna Mikhailova-Demina (born 22 December 1925) is the only woman who served in front-line reconnaissance in the Soviet marines during World War II.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgi_Yumatov
Georgi Aleksandrovich Yumatov (11 March 1926 – 6 October 1997)...

A veteran of the Second World War. In 1941-1942 he studied at the Naval School. In 1942 he was enrolled as a cabin boy on the torpedo boat "The Brave", and a year later he became its helmsman. He participated in the siege of Budapest. He distinguished himself in the battle for Vienna in the assault on the bridge. During this battle he was awarded the Medal of Ushakov. He was wounded several times and also shell-shocked.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Mikhalkov
Mikhail Vladimirovich Mikhalkov (28 December 1922, Moscow – 5 September 2006, Moscow) was a Soviet intelligence officer and writer...

In his childhood the family kept a German governess so he had a reasonable German-language skills. In 1940 he graduated from a School of NKVD Border Troops.

In September 1941 he served in the NKVD Special Section (counterintelligence; which later became SMERSH) of the Southwestern Front under Mikhail Kirponos and was taken a POW after the collapse of Soviet defense of Kiev. Thrice he was put in German POW camps and thrice he managed to escape... eventually managed to cross the front line in Latvia dressed in the uniform of a captain of 3rd SS Division Totenkopf he killed.

...was sent to Moscow where he worked as a secret NKVD agent in Lubyanka prison. He used to be sent to a prison cell, befriended the inmates, then shared the obtained information with NKVD investigators.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raul%E2%8 ... ich_Ervier
He was born 16 April 1909 in Tiflis, to a French emigrant’s family.

He served in the Great Patriotic War after August 1941. He served in sapper units, was the commander of individual detachment of deep drilling of a sapper battalion. Took part in defense and liberation of Ukraine and Northern Caucasus. He was demobilized in December 1944 at the rank of major – engineer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauyrzhan_Momyshuly
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly (24 December 1910 - 10 June 1982) was a Kazakh-Soviet military officer and author, posthumously awarded with the titles Hero of the Soviet Union and People's Hero of Kazakhstan.
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When Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June, he was appointed a battalion commander - Kombat - in the 1073th Regiment of the newly formed 316th Rifle Division, headed by the military commissar of the Kyrgyz SSR, Major General Ivan Panfilov.

In September 1941, the division was sent to the front in Malaya Vishera, at the vicinity of Leningrad. During October, as the Wehrmacht advanced on Moscow, the 316th - now part of General Konstantin Rokossovsky's 16th Army - was transferred to the theater and tasked with defending the highway passing through the city of Volokolamsk and the surrounding area. Momyshuly's battalion was assigned an eight-kilometer-long sector along the Ruza River; Senior Lieutenant Momyshuly took part in 27 engagements during the defense of the Soviet capital. From the 16th to the 18th of November, he and his unit were cut off from the rest of the division in the village of Matryonino, yet managed to hold off the German forces and eventually broke out back to their lines. For its performances, the 316th was awarded the status of a Guards formation on 23 November, and named the Panfilov 8th Guards Rifle Division in honor of its fallen commander, who was killed in action on 18 November. In late November, Momyshuly was promoted to the rank of captain.

Momyshuly participated in the Soviet counter-offensive and was severely wounded on 5 December, though he declined to be evacuated to receive treatment...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Ladyga
Ivan Fedorovich Ladyga (1920–2010) was a Soviet-Russian colonel of artillery.

In 1941 he graduated from the Kharkov School of Artillery. He participated in many battles of World War II from June 22, 1941. In the early days of the war, as a platoon commander (Lieutenant) of a 45-mm antitank gun battery (in the 173rd individual anti-tank battalion of the 27th Rifle Corps), his unit repelled the attack of Guderian's Panzer Army against the city of Lutsk, and against the town of Torchin on 24 and 25 June where his squad destroyed five enemy tanks. During July 1941 he took part in the defensive battles of the 5th Army during the withdrawal towards Korosten and Kiev. In the fighting near Kiev, he was injured by shrapnel and evacuated to a field hospital in Poltava.

After discharge from the hospital, he was appointed commander of a platoon of 45mm antitank guns in the 1049th Infantry Regiment, 300th Infantry Division. In September and October 1941 he participated in the battles for Kharkov. In the region west of Kharkov, in a fight for a chain of farms, he was seriously wounded and was sent to a hospital in Stalingrad.

In 1942 in Moscow, he graduated from a short-term reconnaissance course. In April 1943, he was a senior aide to the chief of intelligence of the 18th Guards Rifle Corps of the 13th Army of the Central Front in the Battle of Kursk where he was involved in the defensive battles in the area west of Station Ponyri, the counterattack at Sevsk, Konotop, and Priluki. From October to November 1943, he took part in the crossing of the Dnieper River and in the liberation of Kiev. In November 1943, now a Captain, as Assistant Chief of Operations on the staff of the Infantry Corps, he led a group of scouts taking an active part in ensuring the withdrawal of the 8th Infantry Division from encirclement near a settlement of thick woods west of Chernobyl. He commanded the same group of scouts, with partisans of General AN Polesie Saburov of the 18th Guards Rifle Corps, in the assault and liberation of Yelsk.

In February 1944 near Shepetovka, the reconnaissance units under his command infiltrated through enemy lines and captured six Germans who gave valuable information. In 1984, for his courage and heroism in this battle, he was awarded the title of "Honorary Citizen of Shepetovka".

During 1944-1945, as part of the 18th Guards Rifle Corps, he was appointed to the post of chief of operations of the Staff of the Infantry Division liberating Izyaslav, Ternopil, Stanislav, Staryi Sambir, Uzhgorod and Bucharest, he was particularly involved in the heavy fighting during the assault on Budapest, in the repelling of enemy armoured counter-attacks in the area of Székesfehérvár and in the capture of Vienna.

Ivan Ladyga ended the war in the Alps after the capture of Sheybs, the war in Eastern Europe ended the following day, May 9, 1945.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ios_Teper
Iosif Zeusovich "Ios" Teper (Yiddish: יאָסיף זעוסאָוויטש "יאָס" טעפּער‎, Ukrainian: Йосип Зеусович "Йос" Тепер, Russian: Иосиф Зеусович "Иос" Тепер) (12 July 1915 – August 2013) was a highly decorated Soviet war veteran, was born in Odessa, Ukraine, which was then part of the Russian Empire. He worked on a collective farm until the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, when he joined the Red Army. He served until June 1947.

Teper started the war as a platoon commander and finished it in the Divisional Artillery Intelligence group as a Captain. Because of his short stature, Teper was employed as a forward observer for the artillery, at great personal risk, and was wounded three times. At one time he stood in freezing water for three days while watching the German lines before a Soviet advance. He fought at the Battle of Stalingrad, then took part in the battles for the Ukraine and Belarus before advancing into Poland in the army of Marshal of the Soviet Union Konstantin Rokossovsky.

After the fall of Warsaw he took part in the advance from the Vistula to the Oder, where he took part in the capture of Frankfurt-on-Oder, and then in the fierce fighting that led to the fall of Berlin in April 1945. He engaged in hand-to-hand fighting in the suburbs of Berlin, and was present at the capture of the Reichstag. After the fall of Berlin Teper's his unit advanced to the west, and met up with American forces on 1 May.

Teper was awarded the Order of the Red Banner, the second-highest Soviet war decoration, for his conduct during the Battle of Berlin. He also held the 1st class Order of the Patriotic War, the Order of the Red Star, medals for the Defence of Stalingrad, the Liberation of Warsaw, the Capture of Berlin and the Zhukov Medal.
That should be enough i think! ;)

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by Stephen1024 » Sun May 22, 2016 10:35 pm

Radoye

I think someone going want shoot the pair of us :twisted:

We both put big list

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by Radoye » Mon May 23, 2016 1:14 am

Stephen1024 wrote:Radoye

I think someone going want shoot the pair of us :twisted:

We both put big list
It's good to have a lot of choice, he can choose what he needs from the list and ignore the rest. :)

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Re: Soviet heroes of WW2

Post by captainjack » Mon May 23, 2016 5:08 am

For me, the medic and the engineer stand out but there's plenty of material to work with.

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