Genri Koptev-Gomolov

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Genri Nikolaevich Koptev-Gomolov
Born (1926-06-04)June 4, 1926
Balashikha, Moscow Oblast
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Awards Order of Glory
Order of the Patriotic War

Genri Nikolaevich Koptev-Gomolov (Russian: Генри Николаевич Коптев-Gomolov; was born 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 1,085th rifle regiment of the 322 division, commander of a 45-milimetre anti-tank weapon. Destroyed a Nazi self-propelled gun during the liberation of Auschwitz, for which he received the Order of Glory 3rd class. Also awarded the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class, and numerous medals.


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