Volunteers Natalya Kryuchkova and Elena Shchukina are looking for relatives of soldier Georgy Aprishkin, who died during the Great Patriotic War, in the Rostov region.
Georgy (variations of the names Yegor and Yuri are possible) was born in 1916 on March 23. He lived in the village of Melikhovskaya. In 1942 he was taken prisoner. In the Norwegian concentration camp IIB Norwegen, Gregory was assigned the number 107424. He and five other soldiers were sent there by ship, immediately after they were taken prisoner. On the way, the ship was attacked by an English plane. None of the prisoners of war survived.
The body of Gregory was found among others on the Norwegian coast near the village of Lingal. Local residents buried the bodies of the dead and began to look for relatives. Documents were tied to the soldiers with ropes. They managed to get some information.
Some information about the family of the deceased is known. According to them, the private’s father was called Alexei, and the mother’s maiden name was Polozova. Grigory had brothers Ivan, born in 1916, and Semyon, born in 1912. The eldest of them died in battle, and the youngest was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War in 1985 in the city of Azov. So far, the search has not brought results, but the volunteers do not despair and continue to search.