Nikolai Mikhailovich Shokhin, born in 1913, Hero of the Soviet…

Nikolai Mikhailovich Shokhin, born in 1913, Hero of the Soviet Union, Guards sergeant-major, commander of the machine-gun department of the 1264 Infantry Regiment, 380 infantry Orel Division

In the period of the liquidation of the Germans’ encircled grouping, on July 6, 1944, in the area of ​​the Pyatigodka state farm in the Chervinsky District of the Mogilev Region, Shokhin, leading a forest battle for the road along which the enemy moved, trying to break through the ring of encirclement, showed himself as a hero. Comrade. Shokhin disguised his machine gun near the road, along which a column of up to 500 Germans with submachine gunners and carts was moving, opened a flank fire on a column. In the column panic rose, the Germans decided to break through at any cost and get out of the encirclement, they tried six times to go into counter-attacks, but Comrade. Shokhin repelled one after another all attacks. On the road there were left 150 German soldiers and officers, 13 cars and dozens of motorcycles were set on fire. [Photo & Caption from ww2incolor.com] #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #ww2 #40s #tank #tanks #1940s #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #wwii #worldwartwo