Semyon Bogdanov

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Semyon Bogdanov
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Native name Семён Ильич Богданов
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Battles/wars World War II

Semyon llyich Bogdanov (Russian: Семён Ильич Богданов) (1894–1960) was a Soviet Marshal of the armored troops, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, recipient of many other awards.[1][2]

Following the German invasion of the Soviet Union, he was deputy commander of the 5th Army (1941–1942), commander of the 6th Mechanized Corps (1942–1943), and later commander of the 2nd Tank Army, which transformed into the 2nd Guards Tank Army in November 1944.[2]

Units under Semyon Bogdanov's command took part in the Battle of Moscow, in the Korsun-Shevchenkovsky, Belarusian, Vistula-Oder, East Pomeranian and Berlin operations.[1] His 2nd Guards Tank Army was the first Soviet Army to enter Berlin during combat operations.


  1. ^ a b "Semyon Bogdanov". (in Russian).
  2. ^ a b "Biography of Marshal of Tank Troops Semyon Iliich Bogdanov - (Семен Ильич Богданов) (1894 – 1960), Soviet Union". Retrieved 2016-01-24.