Katchalov Vladimir Yakovlevich( Soviet military commander, Lieutenant General (1940).)
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Biography Katchalov Vladimir Yakovlevich
(27.VII.1890, with. City of Volgograd region - 4.I.1941, near Roslavl)
He graduated from the school of ensigns (1916), courses "Shot" (1928), Military Academy. M.V. Frunze (1935). Participant 1-st world and civil wars. Chief of Staff, Brigade, Cavalry Division, commander of the 2 nd Cavalry Division, Chief of Staff, Field 2 nd Cavalry. After the war - Commander of the Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps. In 1938-41 he. commanded the troops of the North Caucasian military district and the Archangel. At the beginning of World War II commanded the 28 th Army (June-August 1941). Member of the battle of Smolensk 1941. Under his command, 104 Tank, 145 th and 149 th Infantry Division in July and August were the heroic battles in the area against Pochinkovskogo motorized and armored divisions Guderian. August 4, 1941, Mr.. In one battle near the village. Old K. died a heroic death. Pohoonen in village. Stodolische Smolensk region. His grave A bust, but on Roslavl highway, near the village. On a high pedestal, a monument-tank in memory of the exploits of the general K. He was awarded two Orders of Red Banner, Order of the Patriotic War, 1 st degree (posthumously).
Lit.: The Great Patriotic War 1941-45. Encyclopedia. - M., 1985, On the ground Smolensk. - M., 1971.