(2. 9. 1906 - 16. 6. 1980)
By oryavko Ivan Porfirievich - Commander of the 23rd Motorized Attack An Engineers Brigade (13th Army, 1 st Ukrainian Front), Colonel. Born September 2, 1906 in the village now Pigarevka Mid-Budskogo district of Sumy region (Ukraine). Ukrainetz. He worked as a blacksmith.
In the army since 1926. In 1930 he graduated from the Leningrad Military Engineering College in 1938 БT higher academic courses at the Military Engineering Academy.
In Private World War II from June 1941. The head of the 23rd Motorized assault engineers and demining team was fighting way from Stalingrad to Berlin. Team stormed the enemy positions, to ensure conditions for the construction of the crossing. Its soldiers under enemy fire and stormed Don Miuss, odinnadtsatikilometrovy Bay in Perekopa and North Bay in Sevastopol. They opened the way for the advancing infantry and tanks themselves into battle as part of the drill. Forced the Dnieper, the brigade participated in the liberation of the Right-Bank Ukraine, and in January 1945 came to the Oder River in Poland. Vanguard of the advancing 13th Army (1 st Ukrainian Front) on the shoulders of the enemy crossed the river on a bridge with part of the tanks in the area Steinau (now БT Stsinava, Poland). The Nazis bombed the bridge, and their pillboxes on the western shore fired units approached the river. The commander of the brigade was ordered to urgently restore ferry. Roth scouts on thin ice moved across the river behind her were two battalions and crushed pillboxes. Overlaid on the ice bridge broke debacle caused by the bombing. Then built in different places two high bridge. Sappers-attack by bombing and shelling fulfilled its task. For two bridges began crossing the Oder compounds 12 th and 52 th Armies.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Porfirievich Korjavko awarded April 6, 1945.
. After the war he continued service in the army
. Since 1958, Major-General Korjavko п?.п?. БT in stock.
Lived in Moscow (on the Leningrad prospectus). Died June 16, 1980. He is buried in Moscow on Kuntsevo Cemetery.
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 2 nd degree, World War 1-st degree, 2 orders of Red Star and medals, and foreign awards.
Biography provided by A. Simonov