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Oleg Koshevoy

Oleg Koshevoy
Born 8 June 1926
Chernihiv Oblast, USSR
Died 9 February 1943(1943-02-09) (aged 16)
Allegiance  Soviet Union

Oleg Vasilyevich Koshevoy (Young Guard, which fought the Nazi forces in Krasnodon during World War II between 1941 and 1945.

Born in front line, but was soon apprehended. He was tortured and then executed on February 9, 1943.

On September 13 of 1943, Oleg Koshevoy was posthumously awarded the title of the Young Pioneer groups in the Soviet Union were later named after him.


  • Fadeyev, Alexander, David Sevirsky and Volet Dutt (2000). The Young Guard, University Press of the Pacific. ISBN 0-89875-129-2

External links

  • (Russian) Олег Васильевич Кошевой at
  • A detailed summary of Young Guard by Aleksandr Fadeyev

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