ALEXANDER LAVRENTIEVICH ISACHENKO
1919 - 1942
The hero of the USSR
Isachenko Alexander Lavrentievich was born in the village. Khovkhlo (now - in the Buda-Koshelevsky district of the Gomel region) in a peasant family. Graduated from the Rechitsa Pedagogical School. He worked as a secretary of the Gomel city committee of the Komsomol. Since August 1941 - in the partisan detachment "Bolshevik", fought as a scout-demolitionist. Was elected secretary of the Gomel underground city committee of the Komsomol. A group of scout-demolitionists led by him derailed 58 enemy echelons, destroyed 87 tanks, auto- and armored vehicles, many other military equipment and manpower of the enemy. Alexander Isachenko set off for his last exit on the railway on an autumn day in 1942 with a group of Fyodor Kotchenko. We crossed the Dnieper and stopped at the village of Krasny Oktyabr on the Zhlobin-Gomel section. There was only one mine in the group. We decided to split up. One group was supposed to go with a mine to sabotage, the other - to make its way to Nedoika, near which a small warehouse with shells was previously discovered. The draw was carried out: Kotchenko went to the railway, Isachenko, together with Shapatov, Morozov, Alexander Ivanov and Tamara Bleskina, had to go to smelt tol. Two days later, Fyodor Kotchenko, who had derailed the train, came with his Komsomol members to a predetermined place. They began to expect. Only three came to the meeting, Isachenko and Ivanov were not with them, they died.
For three not full months, Alexander Isachenko was a demolitionist. But I managed to do a lot. In the detachment, he led the most daring and desperate young partisans, willingly took on the most risky missions, was engaged in reconnaissance, sabotage, and sudden raids on enemy garrisons. The decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on awarding Alexander Isachenko the title of Hero of the Soviet Union was signed after the liberation of Gomel from the Nazi invaders. Alexander Isachenko was awarded the Order of Lenin. Alexander Lavrentievich Isachenko was buried in Gomel in a mass grave. An obelisk was erected for him in the village of Khovkhlo. In Gomel, a street is named after him, and a memorial plaque is placed on it.