BESPALOV YEFIM PETROVICH
staff sergeant, a participant in World War II, Full cavallier of the Order of Glory (May 15, 1946)
He was born on October 14, 1910 in the village of Andreevka, now Yekaterininsky District, Saratov Region, into a peasant family. Russian.
He worked in Turtkul (Karakalpakstan) as a farm manager at the enterprise, and as the head of the municipal department of public utilities of the city. In June 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army by the Turtkul district military commissariat of the Karakalpak Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
On July 19, 1944, in a battle near the village of Pogorany (Mostovsky District, Grodno Region, Belarus), Red Bespalov, when repulsing an enemy counterattack with well-aimed fire, eliminated a machine gun point, knocked out an armored personnel carrier and an assault gun.
By order in parts of the 139th Infantry Division of September 7, 1944, Red Army soldier Yefim Petrovich Bespalov was awarded the Order of “Glory” of the 2nd degree.
In offensive battles from September 3 to 10, 1944, in the vicinity of the cities of Osovets and Lomza (Poland), the Red Army soldier Bespalov, with his calculation of fire from a gun, destroyed 2 armored personnel carriers, an assault gun, 2 vehicles with military cargo, up to 20 enemy soldiers and crushed 6 machine gun points.
By order of the 49th Army on October 26, 1944, Red Army soldier Yefim Petrovich Bespalov was awarded the Order of “Glory” of the 2nd degree.
On January 19, 1945, in a battle in the vicinity of the city of Chersk (Khoinitsky District of the Pomeranian Voivode, Poland), staff sergeant Bespalov, being in infantry fighting formations, crushed 4 machine gun points with artillery fire. In 1945 he was demobilized.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 15, 1946 «For the exemplary performance of command assignments in battles against Nazi invaders», staff sergeant Bespalov Yefim Petrovich was awarded the Order of “Glory” of the 1st degree.
He lived in the city of Saratov. He worked as a forwarder, manager at the regional hospital.
He died on January 31, 1996. He was buried in the Uzbek cemetery of the city of Saratov