(1. 1. 1896 - 27. 6. 1967)
Mr. Basil lazunov Afanasievich - Commander of the 4-th Guards Rifle Corps, Major General. Born January 1, 1896 in the village now Varvarovka Serdobsk district of Penza Region. Russian.
In the army since 1915. Participant 1-st World War II, the junior non-commissioned officer. Member of the Civil War, commanded a platoon, company, battalion. In 1929 he graduated from the courses Б▄═ Б√═ Shot. He commanded units and formations of ground forces. In 1941 he graduated from advanced training courses commanders of the Military Academy Frunze. He commanded a division in the Far East.
. In Private World War II from June 1941 as commander of the 3rd Airborne Corps (Southern Front), . who participated in the defense of Kiev, . stop the advance of the Nazis and providing the opportunity for the evacuation of the population,
. In September 1941-August 1943 Б┬ commander of the Airborne Troops. Then Б┬ deputy commander, and from November 1943 Б┬ commander of the 4-th Guards Rifle Corps (3rd Ukrainian Front), who distinguished himself in crossing the Dnieper, in Nikopol, Krivoy Rog offensive and the release of Odessa.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal, Major-General Vasiliy Afanas'yevich Glazunov was awarded on Mar. 19, 1944 for the successful conduct of military units and for displaying personal courage and heroism.,
. In June 1944 case transferred to the main direction of Б┬ in the 1 st Belorussian Front
. Case successfully crossed the Western Bug and the Vistula, took part in the Vistula-Oder operation and the storming of Berlin.
April 6, 1945, Lieutenant-General Glazunov VA. Secondary awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for his leadership and military units for displaying personal courage and heroism.
After the war, a corps commander, from 1946 Б┬ inspector general of the Airborne. In 1950 he graduated from the higher academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff. He was assistant commander of the East Siberian Military District. Since 1954 Б┬ in stock.
Lived in Moscow. Died June 27, 1967. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.
Awarded 3 orders of Lenin, 3 Orders of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov 2 nd degree, Kutuzov 2 nd degree, Red Star and medals, and foreign awards. His bronze bust installed in the village Kolyshley Penza region.
Biography provided by A. Simonov