(30. 3. 1901 - 10. 11. 1977)
M hells Oleksiy - Guard, Colonel General, Commander of 5 th Guards Army. Born March 30, 1901 in the village of Nikolskoye now Sverdlovsk region Orel region in a peasant family. Russian.
In the army since 1919. Member of the Civil War, the platoon commander in the 1 st Cavalry. In 1920 he graduated from the cavalry courses in 1929 Б┬ military-political course in 1934 Б┬ Military Academy Frunze. Was on the staff and command positions in the army. In 1940 was appointed commander of the cavalry division.
In Private World War II from June 1941 as commander of 4 th Airborne Corps (Western Front). From August 1941 Б┬ Chief of Staff 3rd Army (Central and Bryansk fronts); participated in the Battle of Moscow. Summer of 1942 commanded the 8 th Cavalry Corps (Bryansk Front). October 1942 Б┬ commanding 66-Army. The army under his command distinguished itself in the autumn of 1942, causing several powerful counter-attacks on the flank of the German troops, who forced their way north to Stalingrad, which disrupted the enemy's intentions and bound a number of its divisions. Later, the army took an active part in the defeat of fascist groups surrounded. For resilience, courage and military skill displayed in the Battle of Stalingrad in April 1943, 66 th Army was renamed the 5-Guards.
. In the future 5-Guards Army fought at Voronezh, 2 nd and 1 st Ukrainian fronts took part in the Belgorod-Kharkov operation, the release of Ukraine, Lvov-Sandomierz, Vistula-Oder, Berlin and Prague operations.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Oleksiy Zhadov awarded April 6, 1945 for the successful conduct of military units and for displaying personal courage and heroism.
. In 1946-1949 Б┬ Deputy Chief of the Army's combat training
. In 1950 he graduated from the higher academic courses at the Military Academy of the General Staff. In 1950-1954 Б┬ deputy chief, chief of the Military Academy of Frunze, from 1954 Б┬ Commander of Central Group of Forces in the 1956-1964 Б┬ deputy and 1 st Deputy Commander of Ground Forces. In 1964-1969 Б┬ 1-st Deputy Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR. Б┬ Since 1969 the Group of Inspectors General of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR.
Lived in Moscow. Died Nov. 10, 1977. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.
G eneral Army (1955). Decorated with 3 orders of Lenin, Order of the October Revolution, 5 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of Suvorov 1-th degree, Order of Kutuzov 1-th degree, the Red Star, Б▄═ For Service to Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces Б√═ 3rd degrees, medals and foreign decorations.
. His name is one of the squares in Moscow
. At the house where he lived (Leningrad Prospekt, 75), a memorial plaque.
Four years of war. M., 1978.
Biography provided by A. Simonov