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Davydov, Ivan Vasilyevich

Date of birth:
July 7th, 1893 (Temryazan, Russian Empire)
Date of death:
April 26th, 1945 (Potsdam, Germany)
Buried on:
Soviet War Cemetery Bassinplatz
Nationality:
Soviet (1922-1991, Socialist Republic)

Biography

Major general. Hero of the Soviet Union.

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Jubilee Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1944
Orden Krasnoi Zvezdy
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1944
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Mayor General (Major General)
Unit:
125th Rifle Corps, 47th Army, 1st Belorussian Front
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1945
Major General Ivan V. Davydov showed outstanding commander's qualities and personal heroism in the course of the Berlin offensive operation. When the Soviet troops launched the offensive on 16 April 1945, he was in the most important areas of the battle and skillfully pressed on the breakthrough of enemy defenses. He supervised the corp's approach of Berlin and the crossings of numerous rivers and canals. Thanks to his skill and commitment, the corps retained high rates of advancement and force. He personally lead the corps in the storming of Potsdam, where he heroically died on 26 April 1945."

Posthumously awarded
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Mayor General (Major General)
Unit:
125th Rifle Corps, 47th Army, 1st Belorussian Front
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1945
Orden Lenina

Posthumously awarded

Sources

  • Photo: Public domain
  • - Warheroes.ru
    - The Great Patriotic War: Komkory. Military Biographical Dictionary (2006)

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