(14. 1. 1923)
By urn Sergei Mikhailovich - platoon leader, 1118-Rifle Regiment (333rd Krasnoznamennaya Sinelnikovskaya Infantry Division, 6 Army, the 3rd Ukrainian Front), Senior Sergeant. Born January 14, 1923 in the village revels now Elias district of the Ivanovo region in a peasant family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1944. He graduated from junior high school. He worked as a bricklayer in Kolchugino now Vladimir region.
In the Red Army from 1942. In the army in February 1942.
On the night of November 26, 1943 Sergeant Kurnaev SM. among the first crossed the Dnieper. The platoon under his command captured and held abroad in the village Kanevskoe (15 km south of Zaporizhzhya). The Germans tried to reset the landing in the water. Something as entrenched in the bridgehead, our soldiers repelled 5 counterattacks, thereby allowing the parts of the 333rd Division, safely cross to the right bank of the Dnieper. By morning the Germans were driven from their positions and the division was able to continue to advance further.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Sergei Mikhailovich Kurnaevu awarded February 22, 1944.
. After the war, demobilized
. He lives in the village of Lezhnevskaya Grove district of the Ivanovo region Ivanovo. In 1951 he graduated from the Ivanovo Regional sovpartshkolu. He worked as a machinist in a factory compressor installations.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, World War 1 degree, medals.
Special thanks for their help in preparing the biography:
. Gnezdovo Evnegiyu Nikolaevich
. Smolin EV
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) feat. 3rd edition, Corr. and additional. Yaroslavl, 1980