Vladimir Kolpakchi

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Vladimir Kolpakchi
Born 7 September 1899
Kiev, Russian empire
Died 17 May 1961(1961-05-17) (aged 61)
Moscow, USSR
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1916 - 1961
Rank Army General
Commands held 8th Rifle Division
62nd Army
30th Army
63rd Army
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Vladimir Yakovlevich Kolpakchi (Russian: Владимир Яковлевич Колпакчи, Ukrainian: Колпакчи Володимир Якович) (* September 7, 1899, Kiev – † May 17, 1961, Moscow) was a Soviet General of the Army during the World War II, Hero of the Soviet Union. He was the first commander of what became the famed Soviet 62nd Army, holding the post between July and August.

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