(15. 9. 1917)
H ikolay G. Markelov, Sergeant, Partorg 355 th Battalion 13th Naval Infantry Brigade of the Pacific Fleet, was born September 15, 1917 in a. Stepanovka Rtischevskogo district of Saratov region. Russian. For high performance in combat and political training in the Great Patriotic War had a number of incentives from the command, was given the award of "Excellent shooter". The Navy he served since 1940.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolai Grigorievich Markelov awarded on Sept. 14, 1945 for the courage and heroism, . displayed in the battles for the liberation of the Korean city and port Seishin (Chongjin).,
P on the plan, a landing operation the battalion, which served Markelov, take a leading role
. The Marines were first ashore, a foothold in the port area and hold it until the main landing forces.
Along with the battalion commander, Major Stamp. Barabolko Markelov spent a lot of work to prepare units for the task ahead. Every day, with staff conducted classes on the study of defense, unarmed combat techniques perfected, the actions of the assault groups in the attack pillboxes, bunkers and other enemy fortifications. In the area of Vladivostok were training for a landing on the shore. On the ground, similar to the one on which was to act, perform all possible variants of the operation.
On the night of August 14th battalion plunged on destroyer and minesweeper. In the morning the ships entered the bay. Marines quickly disembarked and attacked the enemy on the run. Paving the road, grenades, rifles and machine-gun fire, they burst into the midst of enemies, destroying a hotbed of resistance to other. Recovered from the first attack, the Japanese company from the area of the plant to Mitsubishi with cries of "Banzai" thick chains went into counterattack. Front, brandishing samurai swords, fled officers. At the paratroopers poured hundreds of warheads and bombs. Nothing seemed to resist the onslaught of enemies. But the Marines showed the iron resistance. They were greeted coolly fire Japanese chain, and then went to blows. In the first bout Markelov killed with a knife and grenades, three opponents.
In the afternoon, the Japanese threw into the battle a detachment of the marine cadets School. Then the paratroopers came to the aid of ships. Constantly changing tack, the destroyer and minesweeper direct-fire hit on the chains of the enemy, his pillboxes and bunkers. And when the enemy was too strong for our people, the crews of the ships landed and came to the aid of the heroic battalion. The enemy was stopped.
Sergeant Markelov was the first company. During the battle company came to the foot of the dominant over the city heights. Four large-caliber machine guns of the enemy pinned people to the land. The soldiers took cover behind rocks, in the craters from shells and bombs, for the ruins of buildings. Attack bogged. The question arose: what to do?
Party organizer battalion company commander requested a plan of action, which was immediately endorsed. Among the samurai rose panic. From captured from the Japanese machine gun opened fire on Markelov fleeing to the rear of the samurai, and all of them destroyed. Roth on signal Markelova rose to the attack and captured without loss of height.
Throughout the night of August 15 the Japanese have made persistent attempts to regain lost ground. They crept to a company engaged in the trenches, they threw grenades, rushed to the paratroopers with knives. But our soldiers know the habits of the Japanese and were aware. Marines not only beat back all sallies of the enemy, but they themselves have made night raids, during which captured several bunkers.
B atalon accomplish the combat mission, provided the main landing force landing. 16 August Seishin was released from the enemy.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.2. M.: Voeniz.1988.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968