|Mikhail Mikhailovich Mesheryakov
Russian: Мещеряков Михаил Михайлович
November 8, 1896|
Taganrog, Russian Empire
|Died||May 13, 1970
|Buried at||Vagankovo Cemetery|
|Years of service||1918-1925, 1941-1958|
|Commands held||136th Rifle Division|
Mikhail Mesheryakov was born in the city of Taganrog in a worker's family. Served in the Red Army in 1918-1925. Participant of the Russian Civil War. Member of the All-Union Communist Party since 1931. In 1937 graduated from the Moscow college of history, philosophy and literature, and lectured in a college in Moscow.
Colonel Mesheryakov was commander of the 136th Rifle Division of the 3rd Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front, and in 1944 he organized a break-through of the German defense lines in Gorokovsky district (Volyn Oblast).
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