Sulima, Andrei Mikhailovich

September 24 (October 6) 1917 (1917-10-06)
Birthplace
p. Chernolozka, Sakhnovschinsky district, Kharkov region - Date of death
March 11, 1984 (1984-03-11) (66 years old) - Place of death - Leningrad - Belonging to the USSR of the USSR
Military branch and tank regiment - Position
company commander - Battles / wars - World War II - Awards and bonuses
Andrei Mikhailovich Sulima (September 24 (October 6) 1917 - 11 March 1984) - company commander of the 69th Guards Tank Regiment (21st Guards Mechanized Brigade, 8th Guards Mechanized Corps, 1st Tank Army, 1st Ukrainian Front), Colonel.
Biography
Born September 24 (October 6 in a new style) 1917 in the village of Chernolozka, Sakhnovschinsky district, Kharkov region. He worked as the head of the collective farm club.
In the Red Army since 1938. In 1941 he graduated from the Ulyanovsk Tank School. At the front in the Great Patriotic War since 1941.
Sulima was ordered to go to the Dniester River and ensure its acceleration by rifle units. A company of six tanks was attacked by enemy "tigers." Guard Lieutenant Sulima gave the command to the tanks to move beyond the crest of the heights, left two tanks to distract the enemy’s attention, with the remaining four went around and attacked from the west. Tankers freed several hundred Soviet prisoners of war. March 24 broke into the city of Gorodenka (Ivano-Frankivsk region). In Gorodenka, large trophies and about three hundred prisoners were captured, among them the commander of the Hungarian infantry regiment. On April 26, 1944, for the courage, bravery and heroism shown in the fight against the Nazi invaders, the guard, Lieutenant Sulima Andrei Mikhailovich was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union with the presentation of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal.
After the war, continued to serve in the army. Since 1960, Colonel Sulima - in stock. He lived in Leningrad. He died on March 11, 1984.
Sources - Sulima, Andrei Mikhailovich. Website "Heroes of the Country".
Heroes of the Soviet Union. Brief biographical dictionary. T. 2.M., 1988


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