Tomb of the Hero of the Soviet Union Mokhovyi S. P.

Dating: грудень 1943 р
Address: вул. Шевченка, 10
Epoch: Радянська;
Categories: historical monument;
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2. Mokhovyi Serhiy Petrovych (1915 – 1943) is a native of Voronezhska oblast. During the World War II he was a senior lieutenant, the commander of the 2nd machine-gun brigade of the 931st rifle regiment which was a part of the 240th rifle division.

In autumn of 1943 the central front troops under the command of the army general K. K. Rokosovskyi in the implementation of the Chernihiv-Prypiatska operation freed Chernihivshchyna from the German fascist occupiers. The critical juncture of this operation was the battle for the Dnipro River. At night of September 30, 1943 the company led by S. P. Mokhovyi under the heavy fire of the enemy was one of the first to force the Dnipro River and hold on its right bank. In the morning of the 30th of September fascists carried out 8 attacks trying to dump the soldiers into the water. But the soldiers led by S. P. Mokhovyi held the position before the main force of the Soviet army came. For personal courage and heroism during the forcing of the Dnipro River S. P. Mokhovyi by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR on October 20, 1943 he was awardedby the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. In one of the offensive battles on the 8th of December in 1943 S. P. Mokhovyi was seriously wounded and soon died in Nizhyn military hospital, near which he was buried. The monument was established on his grave in 1951.
Author(-s): Дмитренко Н.М.

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