Roman Mashkov Template:Lang-ru
File:Roman Mashkov handbill.jpg
The modern handbill
Born (1922-09-24)September 24, 1922
Bolshiye Goly in Irkutsk Oblast, USSR[1]
Died July 22, 1971(1971-07-22) (aged 48)
Novokhopyorsk in Voronezh Oblast, USSR[1]
Allegiance Template:USSR
Service/branch Military intelligence of Red Army in World War II[1]
Years of service 1942–45
Rank Lieutenant
Unit Commander of a platoon of investigation of 5th motor-shooting brigade (5th tank case, 2nd Baltic Front)
Battles/wars Attack to railway station Ērgļi[1]
Awards Template:Hero of the Soviet Union Template:Nobr
Template:Order of Lenin and medals
Other work Was engaged in country work in collective farm[1]

Roman Spiridonovich Mashkov (Template:Lang-ru) (September 24, 1922 - July 22, 1971), born in Bolshiye Goly village in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, was the commander of a platoon of investigation in World War II.

Biogradhy[edit | edit source]

Roman Mashkov was born on September 24, 1922 in Bolshiye Goly village of Kachugsky Municipal District of Irkutsk region, Russia in a family of the Russian peasant. After the termination of seven classes of school he worked in collective farm. In October, 1941 the novel is called in Red Army in airborne troops, and since April, 1942 it has arrived in I operate army.[1]

It served as the commander of a platoon of investigation of 5th motor-shooting brigade (5th tank case, 2nd Baltic Front) where has caused a stir in fights in fights on the clearing of Latvia. On August 21, 1944 the motor-rifle battalion in which Mashkov served, under command of major Ditjuk participated in attack to railway station Ērgļi in Madonsky area of Latvia, now is Ērgļi municipality. On August, 22 the battalion has appeared cut off from the basic forces of a brigade.[1]

On one of sites of defence the group of eight soldiers under command of lieutenant Mashkov has beaten off some enemy attacks, having destroyed thus tens soldiers of German army. The commander personally fired from an easel machine gun. After that the group was successfully forwarded through lake on which other coast has incorporated to the armies. Mashkov has given the information on an arrangement of German soldiers and weapon emplacements.[1]

Later the commander of a battalion has allowed a command to Mashkov to make some prospecting sorties. In one of them he has found out a staff of a German division. Having collected group of scouts, it has made a touch on a staff. As a result Moshkov has grasped enemy documents and has killed the commander of a division. Moshkov has played an essential role in preparation of an exit of a battalion from an environment and acceptance of the correct decision on break of enemy defence: it delivered to the commander of a battalion the prospecting data about weapon emplacements of the opponent.[1]

For it to Moshkov the rank of the Hero of the Soviet Union has been appropriated.[1] Throughout war it was four times wounded, and each time after treatment again came back to front. Roman Mashkov in a Russian Victory Day was in Berlin.[2]

Translated: For courage, courage and the heroism, shown in struggle against fascist aggressors, to lieutenant Mashkov Roman Spiridonovich award a rank of the Hero of the Soviet Union with delivery of an order of Lenin and a «Gold Star» medal (№ 8936).

decree of Presidium of the Supreme body of the USSR from March 24, 1945[1]

After World War II Moshkov has been transferred to the reserve, worked in native collective farm "Second five-years period". After a retirement Moshkov has moved to the city of Novokhopyorsk in Voronezh Oblast where has died on July 22, 1971.[1]

Moshkov has been awarded by order of Lenin and a «Gold Star» medal (№ 8936) and medals.[1] In 1965 there was Leonid Sandalov's book "the Difficult boundaries" (Template:Lang-ru), one of which heroes is Roman Mashkov.[3] In the central memorial of the city of Novokhopyorsk devoted to a victory in World War II the memorable bust of the Novel of Moshkov is established[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Template:Ruheroes
  2. 2.0 2.1 (in Russian) Из истории земли Новохоперской. Из воспоминаний Г.К.Жукова. Одна на всех победа. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  3. Leonid Sandalov (1965). Трудные рубежи. Moscow, Russia: Voenizdat. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 

Template:Heroes of Russia 89XX Template:Novokhopyorsk's World War II Memorial

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