Khmelev, Pavel Vasilyevich

Date of birth:
1923 (Kok-Tal, Kazakhstan)
Date of death:
December 13th, 1943 (Zhytomyr, Ukraine)
Nationality:
Soviet

Biography

Pavel Khmelev was born in 1923 in the Kazakh village of Kok-Tal. He was drafted into service in March 1942, under the Central Soviet Front. He was killed on December 13 1943, during heavy fighting around the Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr. Khmelev was posthumously awarded the 'Hero of the Soviet Union" title.

He is buried in the village of Budilovka (Zhytomyr region).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Serzhant (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1944
Action:
For destroying four enemy tanks, one armoured vehicle, two cars and large quantity of ammunition during the Battle of Zhytomyr on 13 December 1943.
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1944
Details:
Goes with the Gold Star.
Orden Lenina

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