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Matveyevich Matrosov, Alexander

Alexander Matveyevich Matrosov 05 Feb 1924 12:00 LMT (-2:20) Rating: X

Yekaterinoslav Now Dnipropertovsk, Ukraine 48N46, 35E04

Notes: Famous Soviet infantry soldier during World War II. On 22nd February 1943, in the battle for Chernushki near Pskov, he blocked a German machine gun with his body. For his sacrifice he was posthumously awarded the distinction Hero of the Soviet Union

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AA Ref: 5980