VOLKOV NIKOLAI FEDOROVICH
Captain, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (March 24, 1945)
Nikolai Fedorovich Volkov was born on May 19, 1913 in the village of Grigorovo (now Melenkovsky district of Vladimir region) in the Russian Empire in a family of small entrepreneurs. He was Russian.
In 1930, he successfully finished from School № 8 (now MBOU Lyceum
№ 8). From 1932 to 1938 he studied at the Gorky Institute of Industry, Department of Shipbuilding.
Before the war he lived in Samarkand and worked as a mechanical engineer at the plant.
He had been in the ranks of the Red Army since July 1941. He was captured at the beginning of the war and escaped. He repulsed tank attacks with cavalry several times on reconnaissance and several direct shots. He was wounded in one of the battles, but refused to be evacuated to the rear of the front. He was wounded the second time when the wound had just healed. After that, he left the front.
He worked as a teacher at a Military Academy and was later appointed the Deputy Commander of the Training Artillery Regiment. At the end of 1943, he returned to the front again.
The Deputy Commander of the 1853rd Anti-Tank Artillery Regiment, Captain Nikolai Volkov, led an artillery group in collaboration with tanks in three batteries in the battles for the city of Iasi (Romania).
On August 20, 1944, he was the first to invade the city with the tanks, occupying its center and holding the position until the shooter parts arrived.
The group destroyed 3 enemy tanks, 3 cars, and 2 tractors, killed more than 200 soldiers and officers, and captured the enemy general. Volkov was severely wounded in a hand-to-hand battle and died on August 23, 1944.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 24, 1945, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front”, Captain Nikolai Volkov was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union” (after his death).
He was buried in the Brothers Cemetery in Iasi.