(6. 6. 1903 - 17. 8. 1989)
By uzovkov Ivan - Major General Commander of 69 Infantry Division. Born June 6, 1903 in the city of Voronezh region Borisoglebsk now. Russian. He graduated from the railway school.
In the army since 1923. In 1927 he graduated from the Military Academy named the Central Executive Committee, in 1935 БT refresher commanders at the Higher School of the NKVD Border. Since 1935 БT lecturer, head of the department of military disciplines, Deputy Chief of the High Frontier School of Studies. In 1939 he graduated from the Military Academy of Frunze.
In Private World War II from July 1941 as Chief of Staff, 32 Army (Western Front). Participated in the defense of Moscow. Since May 1942 БT Operations Chief of the 50 th Army, from January 1943 БT Commander 69 th Infantry Division (Central Front). In August 1943 the division after elaborate preparations roll crossed the valley of death Б-= Бv= before Sevsk and captured the city with the support units and 65 Army. In the Dnieper crossing divisional commander was distracted enemy organization false crossings. On the night of November 15, 1943 part of the division crossed the river on the right bank of the river, but on the second day, the division commander in the bridgehead led military operations to seize the enemy's fortifications in the villages and Schittsy Senskaya (Love district, Gomel region). Warriors of the division expanded the bridgehead and contributed to the overall success of the shell.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Kuzovkovu awarded Oct. 30, 1943 for the successful conduct of military units and for displaying personal courage and heroism.,
. Since December 1943 commanded a 95-m, then БT 106 th Infantry Corps
. Participated in the liberation of Czernowitz, Kolomya, Lvov, Przemysl. In November 1944 he was wounded and sent for treatment.
After voygy In 1947 he graduated from the higher academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff. He was Vice Chief of the USSR Ministry of Defense Personnel. Since 1969, Colonel-General Kuzovokov IA БT retired.
Lived in Moscow. He was deputy chairman of the Soviet Committee of War Veterans. Died Aug. 17, 1989. He is buried in Moscow on Kuntsevo Cemetery.
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, Order of the October Revolution, 3 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of Suvorov 2 nd degree, 2 orders of the Patriotic War, 1-st degree, Order of the Red Star and medals, and foreign decorations.
. Honorary Citizen of Sevsk Bryansk region and the village Loew Gomel region.
Biography provided by A. Simonov