|Aleksandr Petrovich Yunev|
|Native name||Александр Петрович Юнёв|
|Born||28 September 1924|
|Died||18 February 1952|
|Place of birth||Krasavka village, Fyodorovsky District, Saratov Oblast|
|Years of service||1942-?|
|Unit||3rd Guards Airborne Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Order of the Red Star|
Early life[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]
He fought in World War II from August 1942. He fought at the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Kursk. He was wounded five times. Yunev was a machine gun platoon leader in the 2nd Guards Airborne Regiment of the 3rd Guards Airborne Division. He joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1944. During Operation Spring Awakening, Yunev distinguished himself.
On 7 March 1945, the platoon took up defensive positions near the village of Sheregeyesh, west of Lake Balaton. After a ten minute artillery bombardment, two German battalions and seven tanks attacked the positions. Yunev's machine gun fire killed numerous German soldiers, repulsing the attack. On 10 March, Yunev and his platoon repulsed another counterattack, killing 83 German soldiers. On 13 March, he was wounded. On 29 June 1945, Yunev was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for his actions, as well as the Order of Lenin.
Later life[edit | edit source]
In 1948, he graduated from the Tashkent Tank School and served in the Central Group of Forces. He died on 18 February 1952, a result of his war wounds. Yunev was buried in Vienna. A street in Krasavka is named for him.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Память народа :: Документ о награде :: Юнев Александр Петрович, Герой Советского Союза (Орден Ленина и медаль "Золотая звезда")". https://pamyat-naroda.ru/heroes/podvig-chelovek_nagrazhdenie46638423/. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
- "Юнев Александр Петрович". http://www.warheroes.ru/hero/hero.asp?Hero_id=314. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
- "Библиотека - Люди и книги". http://www.az-libr.ru/index.htm?Persons&YD0/4eacec07/index. Retrieved 2015-09-20.
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