Ivan Yefimovich Petrov

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Иван Ефимович Петров
Ivan Yefimovich Petrov
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Ivan Petrov
Born (1896-09-18)September 18, 1896
Trubchevsk, Bryansk Oblast, Russian Empire
Died April 7, 1958(1958-04-07) (aged 61)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Buried at Novodevichy Cemetery
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army flag.svg Red Army
Years of service 1918 - 1958
Rank General of the Army
Commands held 1st Cavalry Division
25th Rifle Division
Separate Coastal Army
44th Army
Black Sea Group of Forces
North Caucasus Front
33rd Army
2nd Belorussian Front
4th Ukrainian Front
Turkestan Military District
Battles/wars Russian Civil War
Polish–Soviet War
Basmachi Revolt
World War II
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin (5)
Order of the Red Banner (4)
Order of the Red Star(2)
Order of Suvorov(3)
Order of Kutuzov
Order of the Red Banner of Labour
Distinguished Service Cross (United States)

Ivan Yefimovich Petrov (Russian: Иван Ефимович Петров; September 18, 1896, Trubchevsk — April 7, 1958, Moscow) was a Soviet Army General from 1941.

Early military career[edit]

He began his military service in the Red Army in 1918. Petrov fought in the Russian Civil war near Samara, the Polish Soviet War of 1920 and the Basmachi rebellion in 1922. In the late 1920s and 1930s Petrov served in Central Asia.

World War II[edit]

During World War II, Petrov participated in the Battle of Odessa, Battle of Sevastopol and was noted for heading the Separate Coastal Army from October 1941 to July 1942 and in November 1943 - February 1944, 44th Army in August - October 1942, Black Sea Army Group, North Caucasus Front, 33rd Army in 1944, 2nd Belorussian Front, 4th Ukrainian Front, and several other units. In April - June 1945 Petrov was a chief of the 1st Ukrainian Front Staff.

Awards[edit]

On May 29, 1945 Petrov was awarded a title of the Hero of the Soviet Union. The United States awarded him the Distinguished Service Cross in War Department General Order No. 3 of 1944.

After the war Petrov commanded the Turkestan Military District and was inspector general of land forces. Petrov died in 1958 and is buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery.

Honours and awards[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.

Commands Held[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Unidentified
Commanding General of the 192nd Rifle Division
1940
Succeeded by
Unidentified
Preceded by
Newly Formed
Commanding General of the 27th Mechanized Corps
1941
Succeeded by
Disbanded
Preceded by
Unidentified
Commanding General of the 1st Cavalry Division
1941
Succeeded by
Unidentified
Preceded by
Unidentified
Commanding General of the 2nd Cavalry Division
1941
Succeeded by
Unidentified
Preceded by
Unidentified
Commanding General of the 25th Rifle Division
1941
Succeeded by
Unidentified
Preceded by
Lieutenant General GP Safronov
Commanding General of the Separate Coastal Army
October 1941 – July 1942
Succeeded by
Disbanded
Preceded by
Unidentified
Commanding General of the 44th Army
August 1942 - October 1942
Succeeded by
Unidentified
Preceded by
Unidentified
Commanding General of the Black Sea Group of Forces
October 1942 - March 1943
Succeeded by
Unidentified
Preceded by
Colonel General Ivan Maslennikov
Commander of the Northern Caucasian Front
March 1943 - 20 November 1943
Succeeded by
Disbanded
Preceded by
2nd Formation of the Army
(Command elements from Northern Caucasian Front)
Commander of the Coastal Army
20 November 1943 - February 1944
Succeeded by
Army General Andrey Yeryomenko
Preceded by
General-Colonel of Century N. Gordov
Commander of the 33rd Army
March 1944 - April 1944
Succeeded by
General-Lieutenant of Century D. Kryuchenkin
Preceded by
Colonel General Pavel A. Kurochkin
Commander of the 2nd Belorussian Front
April 1944 - November 1944
Succeeded by
Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky
Preceded by
Unidentified
Commander of the 4th Ukrainian Front
1944 - April 1945
Succeeded by
Army General Andrey Yeryomenko
Preceded by
Unidentified
Chief of Staff of the 1st Ukrainian Front
April 1945 - June 1945
Succeeded by
Disbanded to form the Central Group of Forces
Preceded by
Reformed from the Split of the
Central Asian Military District
Command staff came from the 1st Shock Army
Commander of the Turkestan Military District
9 July 1945 - 1952
Succeeded by
Unidentified

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