|Ivan Andreyevich Kabalin|
|Native name||Иван Андреевич Кабалин|
|Born||10 June 1923|
|Died||15 November 1982|
|Place of birth||Aleksandrovka village, Chuvash Autonomous Oblast, RSFSR, Soviet Union|
|Place of death||Kanash|
|Years of service||1942–55|
|Unit||25th Guards Rifle Division|
|Awards||Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class|
Kabalin was born on 10 June 1923 in Alexandrovka village in the Chuvash Autonomous Oblast to a working-class family. He graduated from seventh grade in 1940. After graduation, Kabalin and his family moved to Kanash, where he worked as a turner at the Kanash Car Repair Plant.
World War IIEdit
In May 1942, Kabalin was drafted into the Red Army. He fought in combat from July 1942. He became a squad leader of a mortar company in the 25th Guards Rifle Division's 78th Guards Rifle Regiment. Kabalin fought in the Battle of Kursk and the Belgorod-Khar'kov Offensive Operation during the summer of 1943. On 1 October, Kabalin was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. In October, the regiment fought in the Battle of the Dnieper. On 23 October 1943, he reportedly killed 250 German soldiers and suppressed five machine gun positions while repulsing counterattacks during the defense of a bridgehead north of Zaporizhia. For his actions, Kabalin was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin on 22 February 1944.
After the end of the war, Kabalin continued to serve in the Soviet Army. In 1955, he retired with the rank of junior lieutenant. He graduated from the Alatyr Railway College the year before. He worked as a turner and later became director of the Kanash Carriage Works. Kabalin died on 15 November 1982.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ivan Kabalin at the "Герои страны" ("Heroes of the Country") website (Russian)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Кабалин Иван Андреевич" (in Russian). http://gov.cap.ru/SiteMap.aspx?gov_id=61&id=89708.
- ↑ Order No. 86, 6th Army, available online at pamyatnaroda.mil.ru
- ↑ Hero of the Soviet Union citation, available online at pamyatnaroda.mil.ru
- ↑ Order No. 10, 26th Guards Rifle Corps, available online at pamyatnaroda.mil.ru
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