Aleksandr Loktionov

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Komandarm A.D. Loktionov, composers A. V. Aleksandrov, I. O. Dunayevsky, D. I. Pokrass and artist I. M. Moskvin

Aleksandr Dmitrievich Loktionov (Russian: Александр Дмитриевич Локтионов) (11 (23) August 1893 – 28 October 1941) was a Soviet general.

From 1922 to 1933, he successively commanded the 33rd Rifle Division; was Assistant Commanding Officer 2nd Rifle Division (July 1923 – October 1924); Commanding Officer 2nd Rifle Division (October 1927 – November 1930(?)), and Commander of the 4th Rifle Corps (October 1930 – December 1933).[1]

From 1937 to 1939, he was commander of the Soviet Air Force and member of the Communist Party.[2] In July 1940, after the Soviet occupation of the Baltic States Loktionov was appointed commander of the Special Baltic Military District. In 1941 he was arrested on fabricated charges in the context of the case of Grigori Shtern, together with several other high officers (see Purge of the Red Army in 1941). When the invasion of the Soviet Union started he was moved from a local NKVD prison to the Kuybyshev prison, where he was shot without trial.[3] He was eventually rehabilitated in 1955.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Generals.dk
  2. ^ http://www.hrono.info/biograf/bio_l/loktionov_ad.php
  3. ^ Loktionov's biographies at hrono.info (texts from the Soviet Military Encyclopedia and the book Залесский К.А. Империя Сталина. Биографический энциклопедический словарь. Москва, Вече, 2000) (Russian)