YERYOMENKO Andrey( Hero of the Soviet Union (1944). Marshal of the Soviet Union (1955))
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Biography YERYOMENKO Andrey
(14.H.1892 with. Markovka Luhansk province - 19.HI.1970, Moscow)
In the Soviet Army in 1918. Participant 1-st world and civil wars. Before the Great Patriotic War, he held various command, staff positions, graduated from the Military Academy. Frunze (1935). In a defensive battle of Smolensk, 1941. - Deputy Commander of the Western Front, then the commander of the Bryansk Front, 4 Second Shock Army (December 1941), which under his leadership was conducting offensive operations, released Velizh. In subsequent years (1943-45 gg.) Komanduyushy troops Carpathian, West-Siberian and North-Caucasian military district. Author of several books on the history of the Great Patriotic War, including "In the beginning of the war, many of the pages which are devoted to the fighting in the territory of the Smolensk region in 1941-42 he. His name is given to streets in Smolensk and several urban centers of Smolensk region.
Vol.: In the beginning of the war. -M., 1965; Years of retaliation. 1943-1945. - M., 1969.
Lit.: TSB. - T. 9. - M., 1972, Soviet Military Encyclopedia. - T. 3. - M., 1977.