Andrei Ivanovich Yeremenko

Andrei Ivanovich Yeremenko

Birth
Luhans'ka, Ukraine
Death 19 Nov 1970 (aged 78)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 11836847 · View Source
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Soviet General. He was drafted into the Imperial Army in 1913 and joined the Red Army in 1918. He served on both the Southwestern and Romanian Fronts during the First World War as part of the famous Budyonny Calvary. He attended both the Leningrad Calvary School and the Frunze Military Academy. Following graduation he was appointed as head of the 6th Calvary Corps and later as Commander of the Transbaikal Military District. In June 1941 he was appointed as commander of the Western Front following the German invasion of the Soviet Union. He successfully halted the German advance outside of Smolensk but suffered serious wounds during the battle. In October 1941 the Germans launched a second major offensive aimed at capturing the City of Moscow. Once again Yeremenko's forces were successful in halting the German advance just outside the Soviet capital. He was wounded during the fighting once again and spent several weeks recuperating in a Moscow hospital. In January 1942 he was appointed as commander of the 4th Shock Army, serving on the Northwestern Front as part of Soviet counteroffensive operations. He was wounded for a third time following a German bombing raid on his headquarters. In August 1942 he was transferred to the Southeastern Front directing several Soviet counterattacks. He was a major figure in the battle of Stalingrad helping to capture and destroy the German 6th Army. Over the next two years he was put in charge of numerous counteroffensive operations, driving the German Army from occupied Russian territories. In March 1945 he was transferred to the 4th Ukrainian Front where he led successful operations in liberating Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Following the war he was appointed as Commander in Chief of the Western Siberian Military District and Commander in Chief of the Northern Caucasian Military District. In 1955 he was awarded the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union and in 1958 was promoted to the position of General for the Ministry of Defense.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 27 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11836847
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrei Ivanovich Yeremenko (14 Oct 1892–19 Nov 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11836847, citing Kremlin Wall Necropolis, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .