Zhigarev Joseph Semenovich( Hero of the Soviet Union (31.V.1945 g.).)
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Biography Zhigarev Joseph Semenovich
(22.IH.1906, der. Pavlovka Dorogobuzhskaya County - 29.HI.1983, Minsk).
In the Red Army from 1928. Graduated from the Moscow Artillery School (1932), refresher courses commanders (1941). At frnote in the Great Patriotic War in July 1941. The commander of 30-th Guards cannon artillery brigade 47 Army 1 st Belorussian Front Guard Colonel M. April 15-16, 1945. skillfully organized action to break through enemy defenses settlement Noybarnim (Germany), provided a rapid onset of the infantry to the western outskirts of Berlin, and then storm the city. After the war he continued service in the Armed Forces of the USSR. He graduated from the higher academic courses at the Military Artillery Academy (1954). Since 1964, Mr.. generl Lieutenant M. Retired. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, two Orders of Red Banner, Order of Suvorov 2 nd degree, Kutuzov 2 nd degree, two orders of the Patriotic War, 1-st degree, Order of the Red Star and medals.