Ivan Ilyich Korneev – gunner of the 147th Guards Artillery Regiment, 15th Guards Cavalry Division, 7th Guards Cavalry Corps, 1st Belorussian Front, Guards Sergeant. Russian.
Ivan Ilyich was born in 1914 in the village of Senokosnoye, now the Youth District of Karaganda Region, to a peasant family. He worked at the state farm.
He was conscripted to the Red Army in 1936, served until 1939, and from July 1941 until Victory – at the fronts of the Great Patriotic War. In January 1945, the troops of the 1st Byelorussian Front successfully went on the offensive in the Warsaw-Berlin direction, inflicting considerable defeat on the enemy. Especially fierce battles were fought near the town of Pobyanice (Poland), where sergeant Korneev repulsed the attack of five enemy tanks that were trying to get out of the encirclement. Two enemy vehicles were destroyed, while the rest turned back. A brave warrior held his position until reinforcements arrived.
For this feat, by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on February 27, 1945, the gunner of the 147th Guards Artpolk of the 15th Guards Cavalry Division of the 7th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 1st Belorussian Front, I. I. Korneyev was awarded the high rank of Hero of the Soviet Union.
Ivan Ilyich was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner, the Order of the Red Star, two Orders of the Patriotic War of I class, medals.
After the war he lived in Zhigulevsk, Kuibyshev region, then moved to Orenburg.
He died on June 14, 1989, was buried in Orenburg.
He participated in the Victory Parade in Moscow.
The material is published on the basis of a book published in Bolashak Baspa and on the Internet.
Heroes of Karaganda [Text]: a collection of biographical information / edited by Zh. S. Akylbaev, AA Abdakimov, N. O. Dulatbekov, R. K. Omarbekova. – Karaganda: Bolashak-Baspa, 2000. – – 146 p.