Klochkov Nikolai Nikitovich went through the entire Great Patriotic War from 1941 to 1945, reached Berlin. For merits and bravery, he was awarded three orders of honor, including the Order of the Red Star, and five medals.
Klochkov Nikolai Nikitovich was born on May 18, 1907.
He went to the front in August 1941, was drafted to the western front, later it was named the Kalinin Front. He became assistant platoon commander with the rank of senior sergeant in the 1030th regiment.
With this regiment, Nikolai Nikitovich went through the entire Great Patriotic War, from Moscow to Konigsberg and to Berlin.
Demobilized in June 1945 with the rank of senior lieutenant.
Participation in battles and battles. Awards
He took part in the first major defeat of the Germans on the Eastern Front - the defensive battles for Moscow. For participation in the December offensive, he was awarded the medal "For Military Merit". Later he received a medal "For the Defense of Moscow".
In June 1942, Nikolai Nikitovich was shell-shocked and bombed. Despite the injury, he refused to go to the medical battalion and remained in the ranks.
In 1943 he was promoted to junior lieutenant.
In 1943, for the skillful leadership of the unit entrusted to him during the capture of the city of Ostrogozhsk, as a result of which the militant Hungarian and German divisions were blocked, hundreds of fascists were destroyed, Nikolai Nikitovich Klochkov was awarded the Order of the Red Star.
In 1944, already in the rank of lieutenant, he took part in the Belarusian offensive operation "Bagration". In this operation, its author destroyed a military unit of the Nazis in an oncoming battle, while retaining all military vehicles and did not lose a single soldier in battle. Nikolai Nikitovich personally took 11 Germans prisoner. For skillful actions, he was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd degree.
In 1945, Klochkov took part in the liberation of the city of Konigsberg. On April 9 of this year, troops stormed the Konigsberg fortress - the impregnable capital of East Prussia - almost at lightning speed, in just 4 days. For this, the hero Klochkov was awarded a medal “For the capture of Konigsberg”.
Then there was the capture of Berlin. This was the final part of the Berlin military offensive and the culmination of the entire war. On May 2, 1945, the Red Army broke the defenses of the capital of Nazi Germany. For his participation in this decisive battle, Nikolai Klochkov was awarded the medal "For the capture of Berlin".
For participation in the Second World War he was awarded the medal "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945."
The hero went through the entire war without a single wound until 1945, then he was demobilized. However, in December 1945 he was again drafted into the army and entered the service. Result: 23 years of military service.
Klochkov's wife Valentina Nikolaevna was also a serviceman; she worked as a senior nurse in a hospital throughout the Great Patriotic War.
Valentina Nikolaevna's awards: medals "For Victory over Germany", "For Military Merit".
The couple raised three children: daughter Valentina and two sons Stanislav and Vladimir.
Nikolai Nikitovich died on October 8, 1978 in the agricultural "Astrakhanskoe" of the Astrakhan region.