Mikhail Degtyar, junior platoon commander, 1937.
Deputy company commander, 872d Rifle regiment, 282d Rifle division in1941-1942.
He was killed in action 08/12/1942 in the battle of Naluchi village near Novgorod (part of the Battle of Demyansk pocket).
02-15-2014 03:28 PM
Nice photo of a brave man.
I've followed his record in Russian Ministry of Defence online database - his grave location is indicated, which is not typical for the most of casualties records at that time.