Joseph Pilyushin took part in defensive battles around Leningrad from July 1941 till January 1944, and his unit was involved in the Leningrad-Novgorod offensive of 1944. He was severely wounded and he was eventually discharged. In 1943, when he was awarded the Order of the Red Star, he had recorded 55 personal kills and was credited with training 380 snipers, and by the end of his sniping career his number of kills had risen to 136. He lost his first wife and two sons during the conflict.
Joseph Pilyushin killed 136 Nazis and trained 380 fellow snipers
during World War II. These are his memoirs.
-- "WWII History"