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Petukhov, Nikolay Yevgenyevich

Date of birth:
March 23rd, 1925 (Mikhalevo, Soviet Union)
Date of death:
September 24th, 1943
Buried on:
Mass Grave Russian Soldiers & War Memorial
Nationality:
Soviet (1922-1991, Socialist Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Motorized Machine Gun Battalion, 51st Guards Tank Brigade, 6th Guards Tank Corps, 3rd Guards Tank Army, Voronezh Front
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1943
"Comrade Petukov was the first to express his desire to cross the Dnieper river. After he crossed the Dnieper river with three comrades, they entered into battle with superior enemy forces, showing valor and courage. Thanks to self-sacrificing steadfastness and devotion to his homeland, Comrade Petukhov made way for the remaining fighters of the unit. Continuing the battle for the bridgehead at the crossing, Comrade Petukhov inspired though his example the other comrades.. The enemy was pushed away.

For showing courage, merit and loyalty to his Motherland, Comrade Petukhov is worthy of the title of Hero of the Soviet Union."
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"Commander of the 51st Guard Tank Brigade,
Guards Lt.Col. Novokhatko

26 September 1943."

Posthumously awarded
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1943

Posthumously awarded
Orden Lenina