|Pinkhus G. Turjan|
|Born||20 April 1896|
|Died||30 August 1976(aged 80)|
|Years of service||1941-1945|
|Battles/wars||World War II (Great Patriotic War)|
Hero of the Soviet Union|
Order of Lenin
Pinkhus G. Turjan (Russian: Пинхус Г. Турьян), member of Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), organizer of the 269-th separate battalion of 12 Army of the Southwestern Front, Hero of the Soviet Union, Captain.
He was born in Lebedin, Ukraine in a working class Jewish family. He graduated 7 classes becoming a member of CPSU in 1918. Prior to joining the army forces he occupied administrative positions in the Kiev area. Joins the army in July 1941. During the crossing of the Dnieper river 26-28.9.1943 in the district of the village of Petro-Svistunov he led the crossing of the 269-th battalion of the 12th Army of the Soviet Union on the ferries, participating in battles for the bridgeheads and repelling counterattacks. After the war he lived in Kiev working in construction management.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on 19 March 1944 for his courage and heroism in crossing the Dnieper River captain Pinkhus G. Turjan was awarded with the Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal. His name is recorded at the Ukrainian Museum of the Great Patriotic War.
Heroes of the Soviet Union. Brief Biographical Dictionary. Volume 2. MM: Voeniz., 1988
They have defended the world. - Kiev: PROMIN, 1985
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