Chekaev, Kuzma Nikitich

November 14, 1909 (1909-11-14) - Birth place - village of Savvushka, Zmeinogorsky district, Altai Krai - Date of death
February 12, 1945 (1945-02-12) (35 years old)
Place of death - Germany - Belonging to the USSR of the USSR
Military branch and infantry - Years of service 1941-1945
Rank
Battles / Wars
Great World War II - Awards and prizes
Kuzma Nikitich Chekaev (1909-1945) - lieutenant of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army, participant in the Great Patriotic War, Hero of the Soviet Union (1945).
Biography
Kuzma Chekaev was born 14 November 1909 in the village of Savvushka (now - Zmeinogorsky district Altai Territory). After finishing nine grades of the school, he worked first on a personal farm, then on a collective farm. In April 1941, Chekaev was called up for service in the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army. Since July of that year - on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War. In 1943, Chekaev graduated from advanced training courses for command personnel. He was wounded in battle [1].
By July 1944, Lieutenant Kuzma Chekaev commanded the 6th Rifle Company of the 920th Rifle Regiment of the 247th Rifle Division of the 61st Rifle Corps of the 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front. He distinguished himself during the liberation of Poland. On July 28, 1944, Chekaev’s company crossed the Vistula River in the vicinity of the Brzeöåcie settlement southwest of the city of Pulawah and seized a bridgehead on its western shore, after which it retained and expanded it. In subsequent battles, Chekaev was injured, from whom he died on February 12, 1945. He was buried in the German village of Steinberg [1].
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 24, 1945 for the exemplary performance of combat missions of the command on the front of the fight against the German invaders and shown courage and heroism, the senior lieutenant Kuzma Chekaev was posthumously awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union. He was also awarded the Orders of Lenin, Red Banner and Alexander Nevsky [1].
Notes
↑ 1 2 3 Chekaev, Kuzma Nikitich. Heroes of the Country website. Literature
Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary / Prev. ed. collegium I. N. Shkadov. - M.: Military Publishing, 1988. - T. 2 / Love - Yashchuk /. - 863 s. - 100,000 copies. - ISBN 5-203-00536-2.
Combat Glory of Altai. - Barnaul: Altai book. ed., 1978.
Kuznetsov I.I., Joga I.M. Golden Stars of Altai. - Barnaul, 1982.


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