TOMILOVSKY GEORGY SERGEEVICH
guard colonel A participant in World War II Hero of the Soviet Union (10.16.1943)
Born July 3, 1913 in Minsk. He studied at a secondary school in the city of Minsk) and at the school of FZU in the city of Gomel of the Belarusian SSR. He worked at a sawmill, on a railway in the Uzbek SSR.
In the Red Army since October 1931. He graduated from the United Belarusian Military School named after M.I. Kalinin in 1934. He served in the 98th Infantry Regiment of the 33rd Infantry Division of the Belarusian Military District (Bykhov, Mogilev Region): commander of a machine-gun platoon, air defense platoon commander, half-company commander, rifle company commander, adjutant senior battalion, battalion commander. He participated in the liberation campaign of Soviet troops in Western Belarus in September 1939. Since November 1939 – commander of a rifle company of the Mogilev rifle-machine gun school.
At the front of World War II since June 1941. As part of a detachment of cadets and school teachers, he participated in battles on the Western Front. In September 1941 he was sent to study, in January 1942 he graduated from the crash course of the Military Academy of the Red Army named after M.V. Frunze.
In January 1942 he was appointed chief of staff of the 151st Infantry Regiment of the 8th Infantry Division, forming in the Central Asian Military District (Semipalatinsk). Since April 1942, with his regiment and division, he was in the battle as part of the 3rd Army of the Bryansk Front. Participated in the Voronezh-Voroshilovgrad defensive operation in June-July 1942. On July 14, he was wounded near the city of Livny, Oryol Oblast, but remained in regiment. In August, in one of the battles, the commander of the 151st rifle regiment was killed, on the battlefield, Major Tomilovsky replaced him, and was left in this post. He successfully commanded a regiment during the Voronezh-Kastornensky offensive operation in January 1943. During her January 28, was wounded a second time, and again remained in regiment.
The regiment under his command steadily held the defense on the northern front of the Kursk Bulge, during the defensive battle from July 5 to 8, 1943 destroyed 29 tanks and up to 2,000 soldiers and officers of the enemy. In a critical situation, when the neighboring division left the position, the regiment of Tomilovsky attacked the enemy on the flank and restored the situation. In those battles he was shell-shocked – and again refused to evacuate to the hospital.
Immediately without a pause, the battle for the Dnieper broke out, in which Colonel G. S. Tomilovskaya again distinguished himself. At its first stage, in the Chernihiv-Pripyat offensive operation, the regiment swiftly advanced west. In total, from July 23 to September 27, 1943, the 151st rifle regiment freed hundreds of settlements, including distinguished itself during the liberation of the cities of Kroma and Korop, among the first in the division it crossed the Desna River (September 11), the Dnieper (September 22), Pripyat (September 25th). During this period, the regiment under his command destroyed 11 tanks, 2 self-propelled guns, more than 100 machine guns, 32 mortars, 14 vehicles, suppressed the fire 11 mortar batteries, destroyed and captured about 3,000 Nazis.
Having reached the border of the Pripyat River, the regiment’s soldiers, together with the neighboring regiment of the future Hero of the Soviet Union D.K. Shishkov, the 151st regiment eliminated the enemy bridgehead and captured the German crossing. Thanks to her, the main forces of the 8th Rifle Division quickly crossed to the right bank. For two weeks, under the command of Colonel Tomilovsky, the fighters stubbornly defended their frontier, repelling several attacks of the enemy per day, under the continuous attacks of enemy aircraft.
The bridgehead was held firmly, but still fighting happiness has changed our fighters. The enemy chenged the direction of the main blow and flanking attacks broke along the bank of Pripyat to the crossing, destroying it. Part of the forces even managed to land on the left bank, had long been freed from it. The situation of the troops immediately worsened, they lost their logistical support and artillery support from the left bank, were completely surrounded.
By a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 16, 1943, “For successfully crossing the Dnieper River north of Kiyev, firmly securing the bridgehead on the western bank of the river and the courage and heroism shown at the same time”, guard colonel Georgy Sergeevich Tomilovsky was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.
At the end of November 1943 he was promoted and became deputy commander of the 8th Infantry Division. Participated in the Zhytomyr-Berdychiv, Rivne-Lutsk, Proskurov-Chernivtsi offensive operations.
After the war he continued his service in the Soviet army. Since August 1959 in stock. He lived in Izhevsk.
He died on September 1, 1990. He was buried at the Khokhryakovsky cemetery of the city of Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic.