Faces of Victory

Galina Petrovna DYACHINA

Galina Petrovna Dyachina got to the front in 1941. An eighteen-year-old girl completed the accelerated nursing courses. From Yevpatoria, she was sent to Sevastopol and assigned to the 10th Motor Transport Battalion. In the autumn, a powerful offensive of German troops commenced, the enemy heavily attacked the defense lines of the city on the Mekenziy Mountains.
Six months later, the nurse was sent to the ambulance boat "Georgia", which plied between Novorossiysk and Sevastopol. The boat transported the wounded defenders of the city to the mainland, delivered ammunition, food, and reinforcements.
On the last run, there were more than 700 people on board and about
500 tons of ammunition. The convoy was discovered by enemy air reconnaissance. After the tragedy of the "Georgia", Galina Petrovna returned to the front, reached East Prussia, where she was stationed on Victory Day in 1945.

Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd class
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