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Georgy Andrianovich Morosov
Native name Георгий Андрианович Морозов
Born 24 April 1923
Died 29 April 1971
Place of birth Upryamovo village, Yukhnovsky District, Kaluga Oblast
Place of death Elektrostal
Service/branch Airborne
Rank Sergeant
Unit 3rd Guards Airborne Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Georgy Andrianovich Morosov (Russian: Георгий Андрианович Морозов; 24 April 1923 – 29 April 1971) was a Red Army Sergeant and a Hero of the Soviet Union.[1][2]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Morosov was born on 24 April 1923 in Uprayamovo Village in Yukhnovsky District of Kaluga Oblast. After finishing school, he worked at an engineering plant in Elektrostal.[3]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Morosov was drafted in June 1941. By October 1943, he was a sergeant in a reconnaissance platoon of the 2nd Guards Airborne Regiment of the 3rd Guards Airborne Division.[1] He fought in the Battle of the Dnieper. On 2 October 1943, Morosov's unit was discovered by German troops during a reconnaissance mission in Stracholesje, Chernobyl Raion. Morosov reportedly killed 30 German soldiers. On the night of 7 October, he captured a German machine gun, allegedly killing 20 German soldiers despite being wounded.[4] On 10 January 1944, he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin.[4] Morosov fought through the war with the 3rd Guards Airborne and was demobilized in 1945.[1]

He returned to Elektrostal and died on 29 April 1971.[1][3]

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