PETR SIDOROVICH SINCHUKOV
1920 – 1987
Hero of the Soviet Union
Petr Sidorovich Sinchukov was born in 1920 in the suburb of Gomel – Prudka, in the family of a railway worker. While still studying at school, Petya Sinchukov entered the Gomel Aero Club as a student in 1938. It was not easy to combine school studies and classes in the aero club. But it is not for nothing that this generation of Komsomol enthusiasts learned to overcome all difficulties. In 1939, he graduated from nine classes, in December of the same year-the Gomel Aero Club. On January 1, 1940, he was already trying on a brand-new uniform of a cadet of the Tambov Flight School. In the Soviet Army since 1940. In 1943, he graduated from the Tambov Military Aviation School of Pilots. In the active army since December 1943. The commander of the 75th Guards Assault Aviation Regiment (3rd Belorussian Front) of the Guard, Senior Lieutenant Sinchukov, by March 1945, had made 119 combat sorties to attack enemy concentrations of manpower and equipment, causing significant damage to the enemy. The title of Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded in 1945.
In 1954, he graduated from the Air Force Academy. Since 1956, Captain Sinchukov has been in the reserve. He lived in Gomel. A modest man, he worked as a toolmaker, carpenter, gas operator at Gomel enterprises. On the streets, friends and acquaintances called him that: "Hero..." He lived in a Pond, then got an apartment on Barykin Street. On November 6, 2008, a memorial plaque in memory of Hero of the Soviet Union Pyotr Sidorovich Sinchukov was installed on the building of Secondary School No. 16. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 3 Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of Alexander Nevsky, 2 Orders of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree, medals.