Pyotr Braiko

Pyotr Yevseevich Braiko
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Native name
Пётр Евсеевич Брайко
Born 9 September 1919
Died 7 April 2018
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1938 – 1960
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union

Pyotr Yevseevich Braiko (Russian: Пётр Евсеевич Брайко; 9 September 1919 – 7 April 2018)[1] was a Soviet soldier during the Second World War who gained the status of Hero of the Soviet Union following the conflict.

He took part in seven raids by the guerrilla brigade of Sydir Kovpak. Though he did not achieve his dream of a career as a military pilot he graduated from the Moscow Border Communication College. He entered action on June 22, 1941 as a Soviet border guard on the border with Romania and witnessed the tragic encirclement and routing of Soviet forces near Kiev. He would come to spend years deep behind enemy lines where he took guidance from Soviet guerrilla leaders in Ukraine including Sydir Kovpak, Semyon Rudnev and Pyotr Vershigora.

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References

  1. ^ "Ушел из жизни Герой Советского Союза Петр Евсеевич Брайко — gosobzor.ru". 7 April 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018.

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