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Burlachuk, Anton Ignatyevich

Date of birth:
1925 (Morozovka, Soviet Union)
Date of death:
February 17th, 1945 (Germany)
Buried on:
Soviet War Graves Chojna
Nationality:
Soviet (1922-1991, People's Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1944
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1944
Orden Slavy 3
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Soldat (Private)
Unit:
601th Infantry Regiment, 82th Infantry Division, 47th Army, 1st Belorussian Front
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1945
Soldier Burlachuk distinguished himself between 14 January and 17 February 1945. On 14-15 January 1945, he suppressed five enemy pillboxes on the left bank of the Vistula river to the south of Warsaw. On 15 February, he managed to destroy several enemy pillboxes at Alt Rüdnitz despite his wounds. Eventually, he participated in the defence of this village after the enemy launched ten counter-attacks on 17 February 1945. During the heavy fighting that followed, soldier Burlachuk heroically blew himself up and took some German soldiers and officers with him.

Posthumously awarded
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Soldat (Private)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1945

Posthumously awarded
Orden Lenina (1943-1991)

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