Gleb Baklanov

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Gleb Vladímirovich Baklánov
Native name Russian: Глеб Владимирович Бакланов
Born (1910-08-01)August 1, 1910
Moscow, Russian Empire
Died January 16, 1976(1976-01-16) (aged 65)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Buried at Novodevichy Cemetery
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1932–1968
Rank Colonel general
Commands held 299th Rifle Division
13th Guards Rifle Division
34th Guards Rifle Corps
13th Army
Siberian Military District
Northern Group of Forces
Battles/wars Winter War
Great Patriotic War
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin
Order of the Red Banner (3)
Order of Suvorov, 2nd Class
Order of Kutuzov, 1st Class
Order of Alexander Nevsky
Order of the Red Star
Distinguished Service Cross
Legion of Merit, Commander[1]

Colonel general Gleb Vladímirovich Baklánov (Russian: Глеб Владимирович Бакланов); 1 August 1910 – 16 January 1976, was a Soviet Army officer who was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for battle at Dresden in the course of World War II. He was the brother of Russian actress Olga Baclanova.

Military career[edit]

Born in Moscow, Russia, to a family of Vladimir Baklanov and his wife Alexandra. He joined the Red Army in 1932. During the Winter War he served as a chief of the staff of infantry regiment and was wounded.

In the course of World War II Baklanov as the Commander of 299th Rifle Division participated in the Battle of Stalingrad. He was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky and the Distinguished Service Cross.

From May 1943 as the Commander of 13th Guards Rifle Division engaged in the Battle of Kursk, the Battle of Dnieper, The Uman–Botoşani Offensive, The Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive.

From August 1944 as the Commander of 34th Guards Rifle Corps participated in the Vistula–Oder Offensive, the Battle of Berlin and the Prague Offensive.

During the Moscow Victory Parade of 1945 commanded a combined regiment of the 1st Ukrainian Front.

After the war, Baklanov was the Commander of the 13th Army, the Commander in Chief of the Siberian Military District and the Commander in Chief of the Northern Group of Forces.

Baklanov retired in 1968 and died in 1976. He is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Russian) Biography on War Heroes site.