ENG Лица победы

Babichev Petr Alekseevich

Hero of the Soviet Union (1922-1993). Born on February 21, 1922 in the village of Borki (now the Khanty-Mansiysk district of the Tyumen region). He was drafted into the ranks of the Red Army in July 1941 by the Khanty-Mansiysk RVK. He underwent short-term training as a sniper, and then trained at the NCO school. In July 1942, the commander of the mortar crew, Sergeant P.A. Babichev was sent to the Stalingrad Front as part of the Siberian Rifle Division. Commander of a foot reconnaissance platoon of the 116th Guards Rifle Regiment of the 40th Guards Rifle Yenakiieve Red Banner Division of the 4th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front. In July 1942, the commander of the mortar crew, Sergeant P.A. Babichev, as part of the Siberian rifle division, went to the Stalingrad front. In February 1943 he was first wounded. After treatment in a hospital, the Siberian was sent to the reconnaissance unit of the guards unit. In July 1943, Babichev, at the head of a group of scouts, captured a German officer. In September 1943, during the Crossing of the Molochnaya River, he received a second wound, and then was appointed as a reconnaissance platoon leader. On the night of December 1, 1944, on the territory of Hungary, a platoon of P.A. Babichev captured and held until the arrival of the main forces a bridgehead on the opposite bank of the Dnieper near the city of Dunapatay. Platoon P.A. Babichev crossed the Danube in three boats under enemy fire and silently destroyed the enemy's outposts. Throwing grenades at the enemy's trenches, the scouts rushed into his position. In total, Babichev's platoon destroyed up to 60 enemy soldiers and officers, took 80 Nazis prisoner along with military equipment. By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 24, 1945, for the exemplary fulfillment of combat missions of the command on the front of the struggle against the Nazi invaders and the courage and heroism of P. Babichev was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal. In 1947, P. A. Babichev graduated from the advanced training courses for officers, worked in the Ishim and Tobolsk military registration and enlistment offices. In 1965, Major P.A. Babichev was sent to the reserve. After retirement he moved to Tyumen. He died on August 15, 1993, was buried in the Alley of Heroes of the Chervishevsky cemetery in Tyumen.