Yakovlev, Ilya Stepanovich
- Date of birth:
- October 8th, 1914 (Kokorinets, Russian Empire)
- Date of death:
- May 26th, 1945 (Sellin, Germany)
- Soviet (1922-1991, People's Republic)
Lance-sergeant Yakovlev, a full Chevalier of the Order of Glory, died of his wounds sustained during the Battle of Berlin in the Tiergarten area. He was conscripted into military service by the Svobodnensky District Military Commissariat of the Khabarovsk Territory in 1942. Yakovlev saw his first combat that same year.
His doctors in Field Hospital 5212 (where he was admitted as patient 572) noted: "a bullet wound to his left thigh with a butterfly-shaped fracture of the tibia. He died of sepsis on May 26, 1945."
He was buried in the fraternal cemetery in the town of Sellin (nowadays known as Zielin, Poland), north-west of the city of Neudamm (nowadays known as Dębno, Poland). He was never able to personally receive the last two versions of the Order Slavy.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Pulemetchik (Machine Gunner)
- 65-ya tankovaya brigada, 11-y tankovyy korpus, 69-ya armiya, Vooruzhennyye Sily SSSR (65th Tank Brigade, 11th Tank Corps, 69th Army)
- Awarded on:
- July 27th, 1944
"On July 20, 1944, the Red Army machine gunner Yakovlev, as part of the unit, crossed the Western Bug River near the village of Opalin. In the battle for the bridgehead, he brought cartridges under enemy fire, ensuring an uninterrupted supply for the machine-gun crews, which made it possible to inflict significant damage on the enemy."
"On February 2, 1945, during the battle for the settlement of Trettin, submachine gunner of a motorized battalion of submachine gunners, Private Yakovlev and other soldiers fought off a counterattack, during which an enemy tank was knocked out with grenades. He was one of the first to break into the settlement, exterminated more than 10 enemy soldiers, and took part in capturing enemy infantrymen (13 soldiers and two officers)."
"On April 20, 1945, during the battle for the village of Koenstein (east of Berlin), Junior Sergeant Yakovlev destroyed the crew of an anti-tank gun, thereby helping the advancement of our tanks. In this battle, Yakovlev also killed 3 Nazis and captured 2 others."