Destroyed KV-2 heavy tank from the 6th Tank Regiment, 3rd Armored Division of the 1st Mechanized Corps in the battle for the town of Ostrov in the July 5, 1941. The machine serial number B-4754. The remaining acts on the cancellation of the tank KV-2 №4754 reads as follows: “The tank was hit – slaughtered caterpillar that fell Missile pierced the side of your transmission and damaged traction control and steering clutches, tank movement was impossible Since padded and burning with tanks.. scored travel part of the bridge, the waste was not possible in view of the destroyed tank management and dump tracks, and the tank was not possible to turn around. The battalion commander gave the order to get out of the tank, and he stayed in the car to remove the tank from the system. The further fate of the captain Rusanov has not yet been It is known, the rest of the crew returned to his unit. The battlefield was immediately occupied by the enemy, and the evacuation of the remaining cars from the battlefield became impossible. “
According to Russian sources, the captain Ivan Rusanov from 6th Tank Regiment died July 5, 1941. On the other photos of this KV-2 heavy tank seen charred body of the deceased Soviet tanker – with high probability this is Ivan Rusanov.
The crew of the KV-2 heavy tank №B-4754:
– Vehicle commander – Captain Ivan Rusanov;
– A driver – Zhivoglyadov;
– Commander of the gun – Osipov;
– Radio operator – Voltchkov;
– Charging – Hantsevich.
From July 1, 1941 3rd Tank Division of the 1st Mechanized Corps (until the dissolution of the body 17.8.1941) led the battle for the town of Ostrov from the Pskov region.
Photography Location: Ostrov, Pskov region
Time taken: July 1941