(22. 9. 1909 - 24. 7. 1984)
With ergey Mikhailovich Sinkov, sergeant, commander of the 45-millimeter antitank guns 1118-Infantry Regiment, 333rd Infantry Division. Born September 22, 1909 in a. Karlovka Pugachev district of Saratov region. Russian. In connection with the death of parents' education did not receive, write, and learned to read independently. In 1926 he left his native village in the Donbass, worked in the mines.
In the Great Patriotic War took part from January 1943 to October 1944. He fought as part of the South-West and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts. Participated in the liberation of the cities svyatogorsk, Sinel'nikova, Zaporozhye, Nikopol, Nikolayev, Odessa, Tiraspol and Vendors. For military distinctions awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2 nd degree (1943), two medals "For Courage" (1943), Medal "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941 - 1945." and two other medals.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Sergei Mikhailovich Sinkova awarded on Feb. 22, 1944 for valor and courage in crossing the Dnieper River near Zaporizhzhya.
. In autumn 1944 in the battles on the territory of Romania Sinkov was seriously wounded and shell-shocked
. After curing in the hospital in May 1945, receiving disability, was discharged from the Soviet Army.
. SM Sinkov lived in the infamous village Oblivskaya Rostov region, worked as a machinist railroad water tower
. Died July 24, 1984.
On the night of November 26, 1943 the forward elements of 1118-Infantry Regiment began to force the Dnieper, whose width at this point exceed two kilometers. The gun, which was commanded by blue, was attached to the rifle platoon. At a makeshift raft calculation safely reached the middle of the Dnieper. At this time the Nazi observers highlighted missiles river, and finding our transporting unit, opened heavy fire from all weapons. Gunners beat upon their oars, and skillfully maneuvered between the exploding shells and mines, the first to reach the right bank.
. Rolling gun on the coastal edge and download ammunition, the calculation produced a gun battle and the first shot destroyed the enemy machine gun, who led a disastrous fire on the river forcing units.
. Soon after the Nazi fortifications fired our guns
. In the front line was all about - started to work our night bombers. From the set of flares, outbreaks of gunfire, explosions, tracer bullets, searchlights and fires, which started in the position of the enemy, it became light as day.
. Nazis come to their senses and went into a counter, trying to throw the Dnieper our first and still the weak division, caught on the edge of the sandy shore
. At gun Sinkova rushed to a large group of Nazis. Sinkov ordered the gunner and the loader to fire at the Nazi machine-gunners of the gun, while he and the other rooms calculation was repulsed from the Nazis were pressing the fire with a machine gun and hand grenades.
. In the three hours the unequal fight lasted five Soviet brave with superior opponent
. Gunners emerged victorious. They hold the bridgehead, ensured the success of our infantry, forcing the river, destroying a reflection of the many counter-7 firing points, 1 car and more than 25 enemy soldiers and officers.
. At dawn, the fighting began to expand the bridgehead
. Particularly stubborn they were for the village Kanevskoe and height 83,4. Despite the large sand and steep terrain, "EP," Sinkova keep pace with the infantry and always on time to come to the aid of arrows, destroying the weapon emplacements of the enemy, impede progress. Five kilometers from the turn of the turn, slid on his hands his gun artillery Sinkova, dragging on his boxes of ammunition, but the tasks fully completed, showing the stability of the iron and selfless courage.
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