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Fedir Trofymovych Dyachenko
Born (1917-06-16)June 16, 1917
Died August 8, 1995(1995-08-08) (aged 78)
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Years of service 1941 — 1962
Rank Major
Battles/wars Great Patriotic War
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin
Order of the Patriotic War
Order of the Red Star

Fedir Trofymovych Dyachenko (Ukrainian language: Дяченко Федір Трофимович

(June 16, 1917 - August 8, 1995), was a Ukrainian Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with as many as 423 (425) kills. He was born in the village of Velyki Krynky, now part of Hlobyne Raion of Poltava Oblast.

Dyachenko was one of the most effective snipers in the Red Army during World War II. He was granted the status of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1944.

He retired from the Soviet Army in 1962 with the rank of Major. He lived in Leningrad, working as a senior engineer at the Kirov Plant. Dyachenko died on 8 August 1995 and is buried in the city's Kovalevsky Cemetery.[1]

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Literature[edit | edit source]

  • The History of Sniping and Sharpshooting by Major John L Plaster, USAR
  • Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941–45 Henry Sakaida (p. 20)

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