(21. 12. 1904 - 30. 8. 1976)
By oshevoy Peter Kirillovich. Born December 21, 1904 in Alexandria now Kirovograd region of Ukraine. Ukrainetz. In the army since 1920. Member of the Civil War. In 1927 he graduated from the Cavalry School in 1939 БT Military Academy Frunze. He served in command positions in the cavalry.
Member of the Great Patriotic War in early November 1941 as commander of the 65 th Infantry Division, which participated in the operation Tikhvin. Since July 1942 the commander of БT 24 th Guards Rifle Division (Volkhov, Stalingrad, Southern Front). Since August 1943 commanded the famous 63 m Rifle Corps (4 th Ukrainian Front), who distinguished himself during the liberation of the Crimea. Through skillful interaction forces and the heroic impulse of fighters for the first night was a complete assault on the impregnable fortifications Sapun Mountain on the outskirts of Sevastopol.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal, Major General Peter Kirillovich Koshevoy awarded April 16, 1944 for the successful conduct of military units in the capture of Sevastopol and shown personal courage and heroism.,
. Since May 1944 the commander of БT 71 Infantry Corps (3rd Belorussian Front), who distinguished himself during the liberation of Belarus and the Baltic
. Since January 1945 commanded the 36-th Guards Rifle Corps. Army Corps distinguished themselves in the East-Prussian operation and in the storming of KцTnigsberg.
April 19, 1945, Lieutenant-General Koshevoy P.K. Secondary awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for his leadership military units in the assault of Koenigsberg and shown the personal courage and heroism.
After the war, commanded a corps and army. In 1948 he graduated from the higher academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff. In 1957-1960 БT commander of the Siberian IN, in 1960-1965 БT troops Kiev IN. In 1965-1969 БT chief by Soviet troops in Germany. БT Since 1969 the Group of Inspectors General of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR.
Lived in Moscow. Died Aug. 30, 1976. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.
M arsh Soviet Union (from 15 April 1968.). Awarded 5 orders of Lenin, Order of the October Revolution, 3 orders of the Red Banner Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 1-st degree, Suvorova 2 nd degree, 2 orders of Kutuzov 2 nd degree, medals and foreign decorations.
. Bronze bust installed in the city of Alexandria
. Ibid his name streets and squares.
During war. M., 1978.