(17. 9. 1900 - 8. 6. 1976)
By atukov Fradkov - Commander of the 1 st Guards Tank Army, Colonel-General. Born September 17, 1900 in the village of Great Uvarovo now Ozersk District, Moscow Region. Russian. Member of the October armed uprising in Petrograd in 1917. In the army since 1919. Member of the Civil War on the Southern Front. In 1922 he graduated from the Mogilev Infantry courses, courses in 1927 БT Б-= Shot Бv=, БT Kuksa in 1935 at the Military Academy of Mechanization and Motorization of the Red Army. He served in armor. Since 1940, the commander of 20 Panzer Division.
Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941 as commander of 20 Panzer Division. Since September 1941 БT commander of the 4 th (1 st Guards) Tank Brigade, famed in the defense of Moscow in Volokolamsk Highway. БT In 1942, the commander of 1-Panzer Corps, distinguished himself at Voronezh, in September 1942 БT commander 3rd Mechanized Corps. From January 1943 commanded the 1 st Panzer Army (from April 1944 БT 1-Guards), who participated in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Lvov-Sandomierz operation.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Mikhail Yefimovich Katukova awarded on Sept. 23, 1944 for the successful conduct of military units and for displaying personal courage and heroism.,
. Later part of the army distinguished themselves in Vistula-Oder, East Pomeranian and Berlin operations.
. April 6, 1945 Katukova M.E
. second Hero of the Soviet Union for the successful conduct of military units and for displaying personal courage and heroism.
. After the war he commanded the army, armored and mechanized forces of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany
. In 1951 he graduated from the higher academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff. Since 1955 БT inspector general of the General Inspectorate of the USSR Ministry of Defense, from 1957 БT Deputy Chief of the Office of the Army training. БT Since 1963, the Group of Inspectors General of the USSR Ministry of Defense. Lived in Moscow. Died June 8, 1976. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.
M arsh armored troops (1959). Awarded the Order of Lenin 4, . 3 Orders of Red Banner, . 2 orders of Suvorov 1-st degree, . Order of Kutuzov 1 st and 2 nd degree, . Bogdan Khmelnitsky 1-st degree, . Red Star, . Б-= For Service to Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces Бv= 3rd degree, . medals, . foreign awards.,
. Bronze bust installed in Lake City
. At the house where he lived (Leningrad Prospekt, 75), a memorial plaque, a museum-apartment. His name is given to the streets in Moscow, the cities of Mtsensk and snowy, which is also a memorial plaque.
Tank battles. MA, 1942;
At the edge of the main attack. M., 1985, etc.