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[[Guards unit|Guards]] [[Sergeant]] '''Mariya Sergeyevna Borovichenko''' (October 21, 1925, [[Myshelovka]], Kiev - July 14, 1943) was a Ukrainian medical officer of Soviet [[32nd Guards Artillery Regiment]], awarded the [[Medal for Combat Service]], [[Medal "For Courage" (Russia)|Medal For Courage]], [[Order of the Red Star]] and the [[Order of the Red Banner]].<ref name="M">{{Ru icon}} {{cite web|url=http://www.victory.mil.ru/lib/books/memo/rodimcev_ai2/06.html|title= Гвардейцы стояли насмерть|author= Родимцев А.И|publisher=Victory.mil.ru|accessdate=2008-05-26}}</ref> She was conferred the [[Hero of the Soviet Union]] posthumously (in May, 1965) for saving the lieutenant.
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[[Guards unit|Guards]] [[Sergeant]] '''Mariya Sergeyevna Borovichenko''' (October 21, 1925, [[Myshelovka]], Kiev - July 14, 1943) was a Ukrainian medical officer of Soviet [[32nd Guards Artillery Regiment]], awarded the [[Medal for Combat Service]], [[Medal "For Courage" (Russia)|Medal For Courage]], [[Order of the Red Star]] and the [[Order of the Red Banner]].<ref name="M">{{Ru icon}} {{cite web|url=http://www.victory.mil.ru/lib/books/memo/rodimcev_ai2/06.html|title= Гвардейцы стояли насмерть|author= Родимцев А.И|publisher=Victory.mil.ru|accessdate=2008-05-26}}</ref> She was conferred the [[Hero of the Soviet Union]] posthumously (in May, 1965) for saving the lieutenant.
 
 
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Mariya Borovichenko
Born 21 October 1925
Died 14 July 1943(1943-07-14) (aged 17)
Place of birth Kiev
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Guards Sergeant Mariya Sergeyevna Borovichenko (October 21, 1925, Myshelovka, Kiev - July 14, 1943) was a Ukrainian medical officer of Soviet 32nd Guards Artillery Regiment, awarded the Medal for Combat Service, Medal For Courage, Order of the Red Star and the Order of the Red Banner.[1] She was conferred the Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously (in May, 1965) for saving the lieutenant. School N122 in Kiev was named after her and a film was shot in 1965 (Нет неизвестных солдат).

Biography

Known to combatants as Mashenka from Myshelovka, Borovichenko was a companion of another medical attendant, Mikhail Kravchuk.[1] Having noticed an enemy tank, Borovichenko threw a grenade and covered platoon lieutenant P. Korniyenko with herself. At this moment a shell blasted out at her feet. Borovichenko was killed by shell splinter. The entry on Borovichenko appeared in Heroines of the Soviet Union 1941-45 by Henry Skaida, Christa Hook and Henry Sakaida.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 (Russian) Родимцев А.И. "Гвардейцы стояли насмерть". Victory.mil.ru. http://www.victory.mil.ru/lib/books/memo/rodimcev_ai2/06.html. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 

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