LUKIN Mikhail Fedorovich( Soviet military commander, Lieutenant General (1940).)
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Biography LUKIN Mikhail Fedorovich
(18.HI.1892, der. Poluhitino Zubtsovskogo County Tver province - 25.V.1970, Moscow)
In the Red Army from 1918. He took courses to improve commanding staff of the Military Academy. Frunze (1926). Participant 1 WWI. During the Civil War - Commander of Infantry Regiment and Brigade, Chief of Staff, Infantry Division. After the war - the chief of staff, assistant commander of the Infantry Division, Head of District Military Headquarters and the Division of the Office of the Red Army, commander of the Infantry Division, in 1935-37 he. - Commandant of Moscow, Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of the Siberian Military District. During the Great Patriotic War, commanded the 16 th and 19 th army, acting on the territory of the Smolensk region. Under his command, the men the 16 th Army about a month waged fierce battles for Smolensk. In October 1941. assumed command of the 19 th Army, and then the whole surrounded by a group of Soviet troops in the area of Vyazma, bound with approximately 39 enemy divisions. One boev14 October 1941, Mr.. was seriously wounded in the leg and arm, which were later amputated. In the unconscious state was taken prisoner, was sent to a concentration camp. Nazis and Vlasov repeatedly bowed to his treason, but he was courageous and dignified. In May 1945,. released from captivity. Since November 1946. Retired. Awarded 8 medals. Honorary Citizen of Smolensk (1988). His name was named one of the streets of Smolensk.
Lit.: Rokossovsky KK. Soldier duty. - 3rd ed. - M., 1980. - P 24-70; Lobachev AA. Difficult roads. - M., 1960. - P.110-204; Following the heroic age. - Smolensk, 1983.