(30. 10. 1904 - 17. 11. 1983)
A ndreev Andrew Matveevich - Commander of 125 Infantry Corps (47 Army, 1 st Belorussian Front), Major-General. Born October 30, 1904 in St. Petersburg. Russian. From 1920 he lived in Smolensk region. He worked in agriculture.
In the army since 1924. He served in the Border Troops. In 1927 he graduated from the Belarusian border school in 1935 Б┬ Graduate School of Frontier of the NKVD, in 1939 Б┬ Military Academy of Frunze.
. Member of the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940.
. In Private World War II from June 1941 as Chief of the 5-th border detachment of the Leningrad Region
. From October 1941 Б┬ Commander 86 th Infantry Division, took part in the defense of Leningrad. October 1942 Б┬ Commander 102 th Infantry Division, formed from the warriors of the Far East border. He commanded this division in the Central Front, took part in the battles at Kursk. In late 1943 was appointed commander of 125 Infantry Corps (1 st Belorussian Front). In the Vistula-Oder operation skillfully organized action case. January 15, 1945 it broke through the fortified compound enemy positions, successfully crossed the Vistula north of Warsaw, together with the infantry ferried on thin ice artillery, and threatened environment for fascist groups. January 17, 1945 the capital of Poland was liberated. Within 10 days of housing units and freed hundreds of settlements, inflicted heavy losses in manpower and technology.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Andrei Andreyev Matveyevich awarded April 6, 1945 For the successful management of military units and for displaying personal courage and heroism.,
. In the Berlin operation 125 Infantry Corps locked fascist encirclement of the capital from the west and unexpected blow mastered within a few hours of Potsdam.
. In 1949 he graduated from the higher academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff
. He was commander of the Voronezh Military District. In 1963-1973 Б┬ Chief Military Institute. Since 1973, Colonel-General Andreev п░.п°. Б┬ retired.
Lived in Moscow. Died Nov. 17, 1983. He is buried in Moscow on Kuntsevo Cemetery.
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 5 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Kutuzov 1-st degree of Bogdan Khmelnitsky, 1-st degree, Suvorova 2 nd degree, the Red Star of Honor, medals.
. From the first moment to the last
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Biography provided by A. Simonov