M. A. Yegorov
Mikhail Alekseevich Yegorov (Russian: Михаил Алексеевич Егоров; born May 5, 1923 - June 20, 1975), along with Meliton Kantaria and Alexei Berest, 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.
Honours and awards
- Hero of the Soviet Union
- Order of Lenin
- Order of the Red Banner
- Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class
- Order of the Red Star
- Order of Glory 3rd class
- Medal "Partisan of the Patriotic War" 1st class
- Jubilee Medal "For Military Valour in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary since the Birth of Vladimir Il'ich Lenin"
- Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
- Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
- Jubilee Medal "Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
- Medal "For the Capture of Berlin"
- Jubilee Medal "50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"
- Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
- Mikhail Minin - according to later researches, the first flag raiser over the Reichstag
- Hastings, Max. Armageddon. 1st ed. New York City: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
- Mikhail Alekseevich Yegorov (Russian)
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