Fedir Dyachenko

Fedir Trofymovych Dyachenko
Fedir Dyachenko, Leningrad.jpg
Born(1917-06-16)16 June 1917
Velyki Krynky village, Poltava Oblast
(present-day Ukraine)
Died8 August 1995(1995-08-08) (aged 78)
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branchRed Army
Years of service1941 — 1962
RankMajor
Battles/warsGreat Patriotic War
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin
Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class
Order of the Red Star

Fedir Trofymovych Dyachenko (Ukrainian: Федір Трофимович Дяченко; (16 June 1917 – 8 August 1995), was a Ukrainian Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with as many as 425 kills. He was born in the village of Velyki Krynky, now part of Hlobyne Raion of Poltava Oblast.

Dyachenko was one of the most effective snipers in the Red Army during World War II. He was granted the status of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1944.

He retired from the Soviet Army in 1962 with the rank of Major. He lived in Leningrad, working as a senior engineer at the Kirov Plant. Dyachenko died on 8 August 1995 and is buried in the city's Kovalevsky Cemetery.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Дьяченко Фёдор Трофимович". www.warheroes.ru. Retrieved 2017-12-23.

Literature

  • The History of Sniping and Sharpshooting by Major John L Plaster, USAR
  • Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941–45 Henry Sakaida (p. 20)

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