ILIN ALEXANDER YAKOVLEVICH
sergeant, a participant in World War II, Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (15.05.1946)
Born on August 14, 1907 in the village of Pyasha, now in the Bekovsky District, Penza Region, in a peasant family. Russian. He graduated from 7 classes. Since 1925 he lived in the city of Penza. He worked at a construction site. In February 1941, he was drafted into the Red Army by the Andijan Military Commissariat of the Uzbek SSR.
On the fronts of World War II since November 1942. The battle path began with the commander of the calculation of the 45-mm guns in the cavalry regiment near Stalingrad. He fought on the Stalingrad, Belorussian, 1st Belorussian fronts. By the spring of 1944, Senior Sergeant Ilyin commanded the reconnaissance unit of the 492nd anti-tank artillery regiment. On April 26-27, 1944, in battles 30 km south of the city of Kovel, Senior Sergeant Ilyin, being at the front line, corrected the fire of the battery, found several targets and a cluster of the enemy, which were destroyed by artillery fire. Participated in repelling enemy counterattacks, personally destroyed more than 10 Nazis by machine gun fire.
By order of the troops of the 61st Rifle Corps of April 30, 1944, the Guard, Sergeant Ilyin Alexander Yakovlevich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree.
On July 18, 1944, in an offensive battle, Sergeant Ilyin discovered an enemy observation post, which, according to his report, had been destroyed by battery fire. When crossing the Western Bug River (30 km north-east of the city of Vladimir-Volynsky), he crossed the river three times with improvised means, ensuring the adjustment of artillery fire.
He was presented for awarding the Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd degree, the commander of the artillery of the 69th army changed the status of the award.
By order of the 69th Army on August 25, 1944, the Guard, Sergeant Ilyin Alexander Yakovlevich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
On April 26-30, 1945, in the battles for the city of Berlin, Senior Sergeant Ilyin, accurately detecting targets and skillfully adjusting fire at them, helped advance the infantry. He was seriously injured.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 15, 1946 “For exemplary performance of command assignments in battles against Nazi invaders,” Senior Sergeant Ilyin Alexander Yakovlevich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree.
In 1945, the foreman Ilyin was demobilized. He returned to his homeland. He lived in the city of Penza. He died on June 30, 1990.