Eternal glory to heroes: Spitsyn Vasily Petrovich

Vasily Spitsyn was born on February 26, 1922 in the village of Krasnyanka, Tambov (Voronezh) region. Russian.
Before the Great Patriotic War his family moved to the town of Balkhash, where Vasily Spitsyn worked at a copper smelter.
In July 1941, Vasily Petrovich Sinitsyn was drafted into the Red Army. Vasily Petrovich fought in the 310th rifle division, formed in the city of Akmolinsk, Kazakh SSR.
Vasily Petrovich was baptized near Leningrad as a gunner.

The military way of the Balkhash turner on the roads of the Great Patriotic War was long. He defended the city of Leningrad, liberated Pskov, Novgorod, the Baltics, Poland and Eastern Prussia.
From March, 31st till April, 2nd, 1944 at breakthrough of defense near villages Kuzmino and Voronino of the Pskov region artillerymen of seventy six millimetric guns acted in the infantry fighting order. With precision fire Vasily Spitsyn destroyed the enemy gun, two machine guns with the calculation, broke the observation point and destroyed up to twenty enemy soldiers and officers, which helped the infantry to perform the combat mission. For this feat, the division commander handed the gunner Vasily Spitsyn the Order of Glory III degree.
On February 27, 1945 in the area of Hammerstein, Eastern Pomerania, the column of our troops was suddenly attacked by large enemy forces. Under the ruptures of artillery shells and strong gun and machine gun fire, Sergeant Sinitsyn’s gun crew was the first in the battery to turn the gun to the battle and opened backfire. Their example was followed by all the batteries, which hit two enemy tanks and suppressed several enemy fire points. The enemy attack was stopped, the group of Germans was dispersed. Vasily Spitsyn was awarded the Order of Glory II degree for this battle.
The commander of the cannon Vasiliy Spitsyn acted boldly and decisively also in the battles for mastering the large industrial center and port of Gdynia.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Senior Sergeant Spitsyn was awarded the Order of Glory of the First Degree for courage and heroism shown during the liberation of this ancient Polish city.
After the Victory Vasily Spitsyn returned to the city of Balkhash to the smelter, where he worked for more than 30 years.
For high performance in his work Vasily Spitsyn was awarded the Order of October Revolution and several medals.
Honorary citizen of Balkhash Vasily Petrovis Spitsyn died in 1979.
The material is published on the basis of the book published in RIO Bolashak Baspa and on materials of the Internet.
Heroes of Karaganda [Text]: a collection of biographical information / ed. by S. Akylbaev, A. A. Abdakimov, N. O. Dulatbekov, R. K. Omarbekova. – Karaganda: Bolashak-Baspa, 2000. – – 146 p.

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