JENCHENKO VLADIMIR VASILEVICH
Captain, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (November 1, 1943)
Vladimir Jenchenko was born on July 2 (15) 1917 in Klyuchi station (now Nizhneingashsky district of Krasnoyarsk Krai). He graduated from high school and forestry school and worked as an accountant. In 1938, Jenchenko was drafted into the Red Army. He graduated from command training in 1942 and fought in World War II from that year. He took part in the Battle of Stalingrad, the liberation of the Ukrainian SSR, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Hungary. Until August 1943, Lieutenant Vladimir Jenchenko commanded a platoon of the 960th Infantry Regiment of the 299th Infantry Division of the 53rd Army of the Desert Front. He fought for the liberation of the Kharkiv region of the Ukrainian SSR.
On the night of August 14-15, 1943, a group of fighters led by Jenchenko occupied the hills near the village of Polevaya. The enemy launched several counterattacks using tanks, planes and firefighters, but all of them were successfully repulsed. During the fight, Jenchenko fought alone, but he survived.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 1, 1943, “For his courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front” Lieutenant Vladimir Jenchenko was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.
He died on September 7, 1965.