Senior Sergeant, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (October 30, 1943)
He was born on March 23, 1911 in the village of Pokrovka in a peasant family. He was Russian. He finished the 4th grade of the school. He worked as an electrician at the city power station in Kokand, Fergana region of the Uzbek SSR.
He served in the Red Army from 1941. From April 1942, he was a participant in World War II. On October 15, 1943, the assistant platoon commander of the 120th Rifle Regiment (the 69th Rifle Division of the 65th Army of the Central Front), Senior Sergeant V. Titov was active in crossing the Dnieper River near the village of Radul (Repkinsky district of Chernihiv region).
As part of a group of paratroopers, they crossed the Dnieper and broke into the enemy’s trenches and destroyed several Nazis in hand-to-hand combat. Replacing the wounded company commander, he repulsed several enemy counterattacks and allowed other units of the regiment to cross.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 30, 1943, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front”, Senior Sergeant Vasiliy Titov was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.
He died on November 10, 2000. He was buried in the alley of the Chernivtsi city cemetery.