Chronicle of war:

Gregory Sivkov
Gregory Sivkov10. 2. 1921

Gregory Sivkov was squadron commander, navigator of the 210th Attack Aviation Regiment.

He was born on 10th February 1921 in Martynovo, Kungur district, Perm region into a peasant family. Russian. A member of the CPSU (B) / Communist Party since 1943. He graduated from the Aviation College.

Joined the Red Army in 1939. In 1940 he graduated from the Air Force Pilot School.

Entered the Great Patriotic War in December 1941. He participated in battles in the Ukraine and the Kuban, the northern Caucasus and the Crimea, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Yugoslavia. During the war he made 247 sorties. By September 1943 squadron commander of the 210th Attack Aviation Regiment of the 230th Assault Aviation Division of the 4th Air Army of the North-Caucasian Front, Lieutenant G. Sivkov made 132 sorties to attack the enemy targets resulting great enemy losses in manpower and equipment.

As navigator of the same regiment (the 136th Assault Air Division of the 10th Air Corps of the 17th Air Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front) captain G. Sivkov made 181 sorties by March 1945.

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on February 4, 1944 Gregory Sivkov was awarded the honorary title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (№ 2187).

By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on August 19, 1945 Captain Gregory Sivkov was awarded the second Gold Star medal (№ 76).

After the war he was a test pilot. In 1952 he graduated from the Air Force Engineering Academy named after Zhukovsky. Since 1972 he was Department Head of the Academy.

He lives in Moscow.

Air Force Major General (1975), Doctor of Technical Sciences. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, three Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of Alexander Nevsky, two 1st Class Orders of the Patriotic War, the Order of the Red Star, medals and foreign orders.

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