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Dorofeyev, Ivan Nikolayevich

Date of birth:
October 26th, 1914 (Suzhenka, Donetsk, Russian Empire)
Date of death:
August 22nd, 1945 (Berlin, Germany)
Buried on:
Soviet War Cemetery Bassinplatz
Nationality:
Soviet (1922-1991, Socialist Republic)

Biography

Guards lieutenant. Hero of the Soviet Union. Died in a car accident.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Starshiyi Leytenant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
100th Guards Rifle Regiment, 35th Guards Rifle Division, 8th Guards Army, 1st Belorussian Front
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1945
"Guards Lieutenant Dorofeyev's detachment broke into the village of Volya-Magnushevska. The Germans put much resistance and threw in tanks backed by submachine-gunners. Dorofeyev's platoon operated effective and clean. Not stepping a single step back, our soldiers's intense fire cut off the submachine gunners from the tanks. Left without infantry cover , the enemy tanks dit not dare to continue the offensive. The attack was repulsed. The Hitlerits lost up to 25 people. Our soldiers repelled two counterattacks of superior enemy forces."

No. 6486
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Starshiyi Leytenant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
100th Guards Rifle Regiment, 35th Guards Rifle Division, 8th Guards Army, 1st Belorussian Front
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1945
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Medal

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