Rifleman Pt. BESSONY. Berlin battle.

Please, meet BESSONNY Ivan Grigorievich, 1918 – a rifleman of 1214 rifle regiment, 364 rifle division. Wounded at least twice. Awarded with medal “For Bravery” for the action, which took place around 28 April 1945.

Citation: “Rifleman of 5th rifle company private BESSONNY Ivan Grigorievich for the engagement during assault on a house in the North-Eastern part of Berlin, in which he was the first to rush into the house and clear 2 rooms off the enemy, taking 5 Hitlerites prisoner.

The maps disclose the sector, in which BESSONNY stormed a house – near Rudolf-Schwarz-Straße