LOBANOV NIKOLAY STEOANOVICH
junior sergeant a participant in World War II, Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (March 24, 1945)
Born on January 24, 1908 in the village of Nevezhkino, now Shirokokaramyshevsky district of the Saratov region, in a peasant family. Russian. Primary education.
In the Red Army since May 1942, he was called up by the Chinaz district military enlistment office of the Tashkent region.
He was a member of the 28th Guards Artillery Regiment of the 9th Guards Division. In December 1942 he was wounded, awarded the medal «For Military Merit». By the summer of 1944, he was the sapper of the 15th separate guards engineer battalion of the 11th guards rifle division. As part of this unit, I went to Victory. On the night of June 23, 1944, in an area 20 km north-east of the city of Orsha, Vitebsk region. (Belarus) made a passage in the enemy’s wire fence and crawled to the most enemy trenches in search of mines. After making sure that the passage was safe, he returned to his position. On the same day he participated in the construction of the bridge, despite the constant fire of the enemy, the bridge was built on time.
By order in parts of the 11th Guards Rifle Division dated June 26, 1944 he was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree.
June 27, 1944 in a clash with a group of enemy soldiers contributed to the capture of several enemy soldiers. On the night of July 1, 1944, after a fifty-kilometer march as part of the battalion, he participated in the construction of three crossings over the Berezina River and its tributaries in the area of the Veselovo state farm (14.5 km north-west of the city of Borisov, Minsk region). During the day he worked on the installation of supports, showed patterns of dedication and endurance.
By order of the 11th Guards Army dated July 27, 1944, he was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
On the night of October 15, 1944, in a neutral band (17 km south-east of the village of Kibarty, Lithuania), acting in the barrage group, personally removed 9 anti-tank and 6 anti-personnel mines, made a passage in a wire fence. When retreating to his position, he took out a wounded comrade.
He was presented for awarding the Order of Glory of the 1st degree. In offensive battles from January 18, 1945, he acted as part of an engineering reconnaissance platoon, accurately and promptly reporting on the condition of roads, bridges and fords on the way of the division’s advancement. Under enemy fire, indicated river crossings, participated in battles as part of rifle units. He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd degree.
By a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated March 24, 1945 “For the exemplary performance of combat missions of command on the front of the struggle against the German invaders and the valor and courage shown at the same time”, he was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree.
Tragically died on May 27, 1954. He was buried in the cemetery of the village of Greigovo, Zhovtnevy district of the Nikolaev region of Ukraine.