Kanunnikov, Vasiliy Petrovich

Date of birth:
1916 (Klinskoye, Russian Empire)
Date of death:
April 29th, 1945 (Berlin, Germany)
Nationality:
Soviet

Biography

Rank: Sergeant. Hero of the Soviet Union. Killed in the battle for the Reichstag. Buried in Berlin.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1946
The wounded sergeant Kanunnikov destroyed a group of enemy soldiers near the Reichstag and died while storming it.
Posthumously awarded
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1946
Posthumously awarded
Orden Lenina

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