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Sosin Nikolai Fyodorovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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Biography Sosin Nikolai Fyodorovich
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(1903 - 9. 3. 1977)

H ikolay Fedorovich Sosin, sergeant, commander of Division 60 th of a separate assault engineer battalion. Born in 1903 in a. Big Karai Romanovsky District, Saratov Region. Russian. Primary Education. In the Soviet Army was in 1925 - 1927 and 1941 - 1945 years. In the prewar years, he worked on the farm foreman production team and head of a shoe shop.

. From August 1941 until the victory over Germany in World War II fought on the South-West, North Caucasus, South and 4 th Ukrainian fronts
. He took part in defensive operations of the first period of the war near Kiev and Kharkov, in the fighting in the Kuban, the liberation of Ukraine and Crimea. Hard contused. For military distinction awarded two medals.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union, with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Nikolay F. Sosin awarded on Nov. 1, 1943 for bravery and courage in battle during the liberation of Mr.
. Melitopol.

In the postwar years N.F. Sosin worked as party secretary and chairman of the kolkhoz, head of the pottery workshop, an agent for the procurement of. Sergeant Retired. Since 1959 - pensioner, lived in his native village. Died March 9, 1977.

October 13, 1943 troops of the 51 st Army captured the southern part of Melitopol. Launched fierce street fighting, which continued without interruption II days. The enemy was going to any loss, just to keep the city - a crucial point of defense on the River Dairy. His counter-attack followed one after another. October 19 had the tense situation in the offensive zone 550 Infantry Regiment 126 th Infantry Division Gorlovskij. Broken through the flanks tanks cut off from their units and regimental headquarters of a battalion in the city park. Office of the battle was lost. There was a danger of complete encirclement of the advancing in this area units.

. Sergeant Sosin and his office of four people, working in the mobile group barrier, received an urgent task to mine one of the lanes on which the supposed attack enemy tanks
. During the night the job was done. Sosin and his comrades took cover in trenches near the bomb site. Here is what further actions Sosina frontline leaflet is being kept in the Central Museum of Armed Forces.

"Day dawned. From the nearby alley heard the rattle of tracks. Sosin peered out of the trench. From the corner seemed a German tank. He accidentally managed to pass between the set in one row of mines. The second was on his trail, and also slipped through unscathed ...

But because of the angle left third tank. There was an explosion - and the caterpillar sprawled on the road. Cheered. Came up to the rescue of a fourth tank also exploded. From the fourth tank sprang German tankers. Burst of machine Sosin shot Germans.

A crew of the third tank, standing with a shattered caterpillar, showed no signs of life. Perhaps he was stunned by the explosion. Perhaps hiding. In whatever was necessary was to finish off the tank, along with his crew! ..

Sosin put in two mortar fire-tube with fuses. He set fire polutorametrovye cords, and took in each hand on mine, he crawled to the tank. Machinery, slipped forward, saw him and began to bombard. Heavy, strong body Sosina with unexpected for him easily and rapidly slipping on the road ... One after another, he threw both of mine under the tank corps, and he rolled off the road and bounced off the corner.

There was a deafening explosion. The tank turned into a pile of steel scrap. Two tanks, had broken through in advance, were destroyed by another group ... "

The same day, Sergeant Sosin blew another enemy tank. The heroic actions Sosina and his companions have allowed units 550 Infantry Regiment, to restore the situation and eliminate the threat environment.

. ---
. 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

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