Aleksandr Kosmodemyansky

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Aleksandr Kosmodemyansky
The Soviet Union 1969 CPA 3727 stamp (World War II Hero First Lieutenant of the Guard Aleksandr Kosmodemyansky).jpg
The Soviet Union 1969 CPA 3727 stamp (World War II Hero First Lieutenant of the Guard Aleksandr Kosmodemyansky)
Born 27 July 1925
Osino-Gay,
near of Tambov, USSR
Died 13 April 1945(1945-04-13) (aged 19)
The Kaporner Heath near Metgethen, East Prussia, Germany
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1942-1945
Rank Senior lieutenant
Unit

42nd Guards Heavy Tank Brigade

350th Guards Heavy Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Aleksandr Anatolyevich Kosmodemyansky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Анато́льевич Космодемья́нский; July 27, 1925 – April 13, 1945) was a first lieutenant and a hero of the Soviet Union, who was bestowed this title posthumously after having been killed during World War II during the capture of the settlement of Vierbrüderkrug, in the Kaporner Heath near Metgethen, just west of Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany.

He was the brother of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya.

The settlement of imeni Alexandra Kosmodemyanskogo in Kaliningrad Oblast was renamed after him in 1956. The minor planet 1977 Shura was named in his honour,[1] while 1793 Zoya and 2072 Kosmodemyanskaya were named for his sister and for his mother, Lyubov Kosmodemyanskaya, respectively.[2][3]

Aleksandr's tomb at the Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1977) Shura. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 159. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved November 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1793) Zoya. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 143. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved November 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2072) Kosmodemyanskaya. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 168. ISBN 978-3-540-29925-7. Retrieved November 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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