KURISHEV ALEKSANDR VASILYEVICH
sergeant a participant in World War II, Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (May 23, 1945)
Born on January 7, 1925 in the city of Rtishchevo, now the Saratov region, in a working class family. Russian.
He graduated from school, 2 year electromechanical college in the city of Tashkent. He worked at a motor depot in the city of Ura-Tyube (now Istaravshan, Sogd region, Tajikistan). In the Red Army since 1942.
since September 1943, a participant in the Second World War. He took part in the battle for the Dnieper, Kirovograd, Uman-Botoshansk, Iasi-Kishinev, Debrecen, Budapest, Bratislava-Brnovsk and Prague offensive operations. During the offensive battles in December 1943, he acted as the castle’s gun crew of a battery of 76 mm cannons of the 307th Guards Rifle Regiment. On December 7, 1943, in the area of the village of Konstantinovka, now the Znamensky district of the Kirovograd region (Ukraine), when counterattacking an enemy infantry and tanks, artillerymen shot down an enemy tank. During the reflection of the second counterattack, they set fire to one armored personnel carrier, and the second, abandoned by the crew, was captured as a trophy.
By order of the commander of the 110th Guards Rifle Division dated January 15, 1944, he was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree.
At the beginning of 1944, he was appointed commander of a cannon of a battery of 45 mm cannons in the same division. During the Debrecen offensive operation on October 18, 1944, when counterattacking the enemy in the area of the Uisentmargita settlement (now Balmazujvaroshsky Yarash, Hajdu-Bihar County, Hungary), the calculation knocked out a tank and an armored personnel carrier, scattered to the enemy infantry platoon. By the regiment commander A.V. Kuryshev was presented for awarding the Order of the Red Banner.
By order of the commander of the 53rd Army of November 30, 1944, he was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
During the Bratislava-Brnovsk offensive operation, his gun, being in the battle formations of rifle units, supported their actions with fire and maneuver. In the period from March 25 to April 13, 1945, artillerymen covered with fire the crossing of the Gron, Nitra and Vag rivers in Slovakia. In battles, the calculation destroyed the armored personnel carrier, 7 firing points and the platoon of enemy personnel. On April 13, 1945, when crossing the Morava River and in subsequent battles on the outskirts of the city of Hodonin, now in the South Moravian Region (Czech Republic), with its calculation, it destroyed 2 firing points and more than 10 enemy soldiers.
By a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 15, 1946, he was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree “For the exemplary performance of command missions in battles against Nazi invaders at the final stage of World War II”.
During the Prague offensive operation on May 8, 1945, when counterattacking the enemy in the area of Zastavka (now Brno-Suburbs, South Moravian Region, the Czech Republic) put forward a gun in front of the battle formation of our rifle units and opened fire on the attacking enemy. In battle, the calculation knocked out a self-propelled gun, destroyed an armored personnel carrier, 3 machine gun points and 8 German soldiers.
In 1948, demobilized. He lived in the city of Ura-Tyube of the Leninabad region (now Istaravshan of the Sogd region, Tajikistan).
He died on October 2, 1970.