Sergey Konstantinovich


Sergey Konstantinovich Godovikov was the platoon commander of the 1183rd Rifle Regiment of the 356th Rifle Division of the 61st Army of the Central Front, a second lieutenant. He was born on June 10, 1924 in Moscow in a working-class family. He finished nine grades of secondary school. He worked as a turner at the Kalibr factory, he was the secretary of the Komsomol factory committee. In August 1942, he was drafted into the ranks of the Red Army. He graduated from Moscow Machine Gun School. He was in the battles of the Great Patriotic War since August 1943. He fought on the Central Front. Platoon commander of the 1183rd Infantry Regiment, Junior Lieutenant Sergei Konstantinovich Godovikov distinguished himself on September 28 , 1943 . The platoon successfully crossed the Dnieper River near the village of Novoselki, and then, together with neighboring units, captured a bridgehead on the right bank of the river. He died in this battle. He was buried in the village of Novoselki, the Repkinsky district, the Chernigov region. By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on January 15, 1944, Junior Lieutenant Sergei Konstantinovich Godovikov was posthumously awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union for his courage and heroism during the crossing of the Dnieper and the retention of the bridgehead on its right bank. He was awarded the Order of Lenin. In Moscow, a street is named after the Hero, a bust is installed on the alley of Heroes on the territory of the Kalibr plant.

Address: Moscow, Godovikova str., 16A