Heroes of the Soviet Union 1941–45
The Great Patriotic War began on 22 June 1941, when the Germans invaded the Soviet Union. Over 10 million Soviet soldiers took part in the war and of those about 12,600 earned the Soviet Union's highest military award the Hero of the Soviet Union for deeds of great daring and self sacrifice. This book covers the male recipients of the Hero of the Soviet Union award during the Great Patriotic War. Snipers, fighter pilots, partisans and spies are all included, together with the famous aces Pokryshkin and Kozhedub, who both gained the award an amazing three times.
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Amet-Khan antitank armored attack August August 19 awarded the title Banner of Victory battalion battle became a Hero became a HSU Belorussia bomber born Brigade Capt captured combat commander Communist destroyed died Dmitri Drachenko Elite enemy soldiers fighting fire fought Fyodor Ohlopkov Gakhokidze Gavrilov German Gold Star Medal Golikov grenade Gubkin honor HSU title Infantry Ivan Japanese joined June Kazei Kiev War Museum killed Kotik Kovpak Kuskov Kuznetsov Lavrinenko Leonov Luganski Malik Malyshev Maresyev Marinesko Medvedev Mikhail Devyataev military missions Moscow Neustroyev Nikolai NKVD Normandie-Niemen November October officer Order of Glory Order of Lenin partisan Patriotic Patriotic War pilot Piotr platoon Plotnikov received the title Red Army region Reichstag Richard Sorge Russian Sergey shot Sidorenko Soviet Union Stalin Stalingrad submachine gun submarine tank title of Hero title of HSU took train troops Tsirubin Ukraine Ukrainian Umurdinov unit village Winter War wounded Yakut Zaitsev