Mikhail Yegorov

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Mikhail Alekseyevich Yegorov
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Native name
Михаил Алексеевич Егоров
Born5 May 1923
Smolensk uzed, Russian SFSR
Died20 June 1975(1975-06-20) (aged 52)
Demidovsky District, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service1944–1947
Unit150th Rifle Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union

Mikhail Alekseyevich Yegorov (Russian: Михаил Алексеевич Егоров; born May 5, 1923 – June 20, 1975), along with Meliton Kantaria, was one of the three soldiers credited with raising the Soviet flag over the Reichstag on the 2 May 1945 after the Battle of Berlin.

Yegorov joined the partisans during the Nazi occupation, then enlisted in the Red Army in late 1944 as an infantry scout. He worked at a dairy farm after leaving the army. He was killed in a traffic accident.

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  • Hastings, Max. Armageddon. 1st ed. New York City: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

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