Genri Koptev-Gomolov

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Genri Nikolaevich Koptev-Gomolov
Born (1926-06-04)June 4, 1926
Balashikha, Moscow Oblast
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Unit 322nd Rifle Division

World War II

Awards Order of Glory 3rd class
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class

Genri Nikolaevich Koptev-Gomolov (Russian: Генри Николаевич Коптев-Гомолов; born 4 June 1926) is a Russian World War II veteran.[1]

Koptev-Gomolov was born on 4 June 1926 in the town of Balashikha in the Moscow Oblast. Drafted into the army in 1943, got to the front in summer 1944. Served in the 1085th Rifle Regiment of the 322nd Rifle Division, commander of a 45 mm anti-tank gun. He destroyed a Nazi self-propelled gun during the liberation of Auschwitz, for which he received the Order of Glory 3rd class. Koptev-Gomolov was also awarded the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class, and numerous medals.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Список награждённых советских воинов – участников освобождения Польши" [List of awardees of Soviet soldiers - participants of liberation of Poland]. (in Russian). President of Russia. 27 January 2005. Archived from the original on 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

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