Iosif Apanasenko

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Iosif Rodionovich Apanasenko
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BornApril 15, 1890
Russian Empire
DiedAugust 5, 1943
Soviet Union
AllegianceRussian Empire
Soviet Union
Service/branchImperial Russian Army
Soviet Red Army
Years of service1911–1917 (Russian Empire)
1918–1943 (Soviet Union)
RankGeneral of the army
Commands held6th Cavalry Division (Soviet Union)
Central Asian Military District
Far Eastern Front
Battles/wars

Iosif Rodionovich Apanasenko (April 15, 1890 – August 5, 1943) was a Soviet division commander. He fought in the Imperial Russian Army in World War I before going over to the Bolsheviks in the subsequent civil war. He received the Cross of St. George three times from the Russian Empire. He was made a Komkor on November 11, 1935 and promoted to Komandarm 2nd rank in 1939. He commanded forces in both Central Asia and the Russian Far East. He was made a colonel general in 1940 before being promoted to general of the army in February 1941. He was killed in the Soviet counteroffensive at Kursk. He was a recipient of the Order of Lenin and the Order of the Red Banner.

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  • Социокультурный состав советской военной элиты 1931—1938 гг. и её оценки в прессе русского зарубежья
  • Командный и начальствующий состав Красной Армии в 1940-1941 гг pages 112—113
Military offices
Preceded by
Savely Negovora
Commander of the 6th Cavalry Division
March–June 1919
Succeeded by
Semyonov
Preceded by
Boris Solovyov
Commander of the 6th Cavalry Division
July 1919
Succeeded by
Alexey Polyakov
Preceded by
Grigory Baturin
Commander of the 6th Cavalry Division
October–November 1919
Succeeded by
Semyon Timoshenko
Preceded by
Semyon Timoshenko
Commander of the 6th Cavalry Division
August–October 1920
Succeeded by
Yakov Sheko
Preceded by
Leonid Petrovsky
Commander of the Central Asian Military District
1938–1941
Succeeded by
Sergei Trofimenko
Preceded by
Grigori Shtern
Commander of the Far Eastern Front
January 1941 – April 1943
Succeeded by
Maksim Purkayev