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Industrial Accident

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"Unscheduled report of an extraordinary event
Unit: GBTU Scientific Research Proving Grounds
Region: MVO
Event: wound during trials
Time: 10:00 August 8th, 1944
Location: shooting range of the NIBT Proving Grounds, Kubinka station, Western Railroad
Victims:

Rank and position

Name

Year of birth

Nationality

Education

Social status

Party affiliation

Place of birth

Nature of wound

Sergeant Loader

Toldykin, Fedor Pavlovich

1924

Russian

7 grades

Kolkhoz farmer

VLKSM

Sorochkinsk, Chkalov oblast

Ragged forehead wound

Sr. Sergeant Gunner

Butorov, Ilya Innokentivich

1922

Russian

5 grades

Worker

VLKSM

Bysherovo, Buryat Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

Minor head bruise

Description of the event:

On August 8th, 1944, at 10:00 when testing the effect of the D-25 122 mm gun (#266-44) installed on an experimental ISU-122 #249 against armoured hulls, the gun fired unexpectedly when loaded during the fourth shot, as a result of which the recoil of the gun wounded the loader Sergeant Toldykin (ragged forehead wound) and gunner Senior Sergeant Butorov, who received a minor bruise on the forehead."


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