Tuesday 5 May 2015

Machinegun Wobbler

Unconventional anti-tank warfare is not that uncommon, it seems. A brave man that climbs on top of a tank can do some serious damage.

"Award Order for Red Armyman of the 91st Tank Regiment, 46th Tank Division, 21st Mechanized Corps, Sered Ivan Pavlovich

Worthy of title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
  1. Year of birth: 1919
  2. Nationality: Ukrainian
  3. Party affiliation: none
  4. In the RKKA since: 1939
Brief and specific description of heroism or achievements: In battles near Dvinsk, he leapt up on an enemy tank, and, grasping the machinegun barrel with his hand, began to wobble it up and down, disrupting the tank's ability to shoot. With this courageous act, he showed exemplary heroism. As a scout, he blew up a German tank, killed 20 motorcyclists, and captured 3 soldiers.

He is worthy of the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

Commander of the 21st Mechanized Corps, Major General, Hero of the Soviet Union, Lelyushenko
July 11th, 1941"

CAMD RF 33-793756-43

1 comment:

  1. Haha, that's some serious ingenuity and courage right there!