(24. 8. 1898 - 24. 7. 1951)
By orchagin Ivan Petrovich - Commander of the 7 th Guards Mechanized Corps (1-st Ukrainian Front), Major-General. Born August 24, 1898 in the village Byltsino (other sources БT station Chulkovo) now Gorokhoveckij district of Vladimir region. Russian. In the army since 1915. Participant 1-st World War 2 was awarded with St. George Cross.
Member of the Civil War from May 1919. Supervised transportation district commission, commanded a battalion of 501 th Railway Regiment. Then appointed Assistant Chief of Staff, 101 th Battalion, and participated in the suppression of peasant uprisings in the Vladimir district. Since August 1922 - regiment commander in Central Asia. In 1927 he graduated from courses Б-= Бv= Shot. He commanded a rifle regiment 1 st Mountain Division. In December 1936 Pavel becomes commander 31 th Mechanized Brigade. In 1937-1938 was repressed.
Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941 as commander of 17 Panzer Division (South-Western Front). In September-December 1941 БT Commander 126 Tank Brigade. A month out from the encirclement of Vyazma. On December 23, 1941 БT chief Aerosannogo management of the Red Army. In June-September 1942 БT commanding 17-Panzer Corps (Voronezh Front). From September 1942 commanded the 7 th Guards Mechanized Corps (Kalinin, Bryansk, Central and 1 st Ukrainian Front). Parts of the body under his command participated in the liberation of cities Kromah, Mtsensk, Oryol, Sevsk.
September 25, 1943 first crossed the Dnieper north of Kiev. Waging fierce battles against an enemy compound and part of the body was released Domantovo village and hamlet Birch baggage (Chernobyl Raion), thereby establishing a bridgehead on the right side and holding it up to the main body.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Petrovich Korchagin awarded Oct. 17, 1943 for the successful conduct of military units and for displaying personal courage and heroism.
. The war ended in Prague.
. After the war, in 1947, graduated from the Advanced academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff
. Commanded army. Lieutenant. Lived in Moscow.
Died July 24, 1951. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 5 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Kutuzov 1-st degree, Suvorova 2 nd degree, medals.
Biography provided by A. Simonov