What is the memory of the oldest participant of the Second World War Alexander Chebanenko?
On September 22, at 106th year of life in Tyumen, the oldest participant in the Great Patriotic War Alexandra Chebanenko died in Russia. This was announced by Governor of the Tyumen Region Alexander Moor in Telegram.
«Veteran died last night in hospital», — wrote the Governor.
In February 2022, Chebanenko entered the Russian Book of Records as the oldest living participant in the Great Patriotic War.
What did Alexandra Chebanenko remember?
Alexandra Chebanenko was born on March 10, 1917 in a large family (11 children) in the village of Bogoyavlensky, Penza Region .
Since the first days of the Great Patriotic War, she found herself on the front.
In the ranks of the Red Army, a woman fought in Ukraine and in Czechoslovakia. She was a member of the 117th and 237th Guards divisions on the I and II Ukrainian fronts. Chebanenko served as a nurse.
It is known that all eight brothers of Alexandra Chebanenko died at the front. Chebanenko herself was wounded in both legs.
After the hospital of the guard, the foreman of the medical service returned to the front again, where she saved many. So, in & nbsp; 1944, in a few days, Chebanenko took out 63 & nbsp; soldiers and & nbsp; officers from the battlefield. it reward list.
Alexander Chebanenko met her victory in Germany. Demobilized in 1946 .
“After the war, my parents raised the country. At first, my mother worked at the Zaporizhstal plant, and then she and her father were sent to Siberia to raise virgin lands. We got a job at the collective farm, only the conditions there were very difficult: neither housing, nor normal food, we spent the night in the room of the collective farm administration, — the daughter of veteran Antonin told aif.ru in March 2022.
Later, Alexander Chebanenko, together with her husband Peter (she met him at the front) moved to the village of Mezhdurechensky Kondinsky district of the Tyumen region. The last years of her life the veteran lived in Tyumen.
Awards and titles
Awarded with the Order of the Patriotic War I and II  ; degrees, medals "For courage" and "For the defense of the Caucasus".
She was married (husband died in 1974). Left a daughter, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
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