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LEVIN Simon Samuilovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(13. 9. 1904 - 21. 2. 1972)

L Evin Simon Samuilovich Commander 62 th Infantry Division Borisov (31 Army, the 3rd Belorussian Front), Colonel. Born September 13, 1904 in Baku in the family of employee. Jew. Member of the CPSU since 1928. Graduated from Class 3 school. In the Soviet Army from 1921. In 1922 he graduated from the Armavir, courses kraskomov, in 1924 Б+T Tbilisi military infantry school.

Member of the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939 Б+T 40.

Since the beginning of the Great War Otechechestvennoy at the front. Participated in many offensive operations of the Western Front, commanding 62 Infantry Division. In 1944, Mr.. completed courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff. In the same year, Colonel Levin with his 62-th Division crossed the Dnieper and Berezina, broke through the defense in Belarus, led the offensive in Poland.

. January 21, 1945 Levin skillfully organized the breakthrough heavily fortified enemy defenses north of the city of Augustow (Poland)
. The division under his command on January 22 with the move took the city Troyburg (Olecko), and three days later the city Leetza (Giе+ycko). In pursuit of the enemy, the division on March 26 went to the Gulf Frishes-Huff (Vistula Lagoon).

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal Semyon Samuilovich Levin awarded June 27, 1945.

. Up to 1953 continued to serve in the army
. After retirement he lived and worked in Baku. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 5 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov, of 2 degrees, Kutuzov 2 degrees, medals.

. In action 21 February 1972.

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. Sources:
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Drigo SV. In a feat - a feat. Kaliningrad kn.izd., 1984.
3) Golden Stars Azerbaijan: Baku 1975.


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