Nikolai Ivanovich Krylov

Nikolai Ivanovich Krylov

Birth
Saratov Oblast, Russia
Death 2 Feb 1972 (aged 68)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 17997767 · View Source
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Soviet General. He joined the Red Army in 1919 and fought in the Russian Civil War. He served as the commanding general of the 5th, 21st and the 3rd reserve armies during the Second World War, and was a leading figure in the defense of Odessa, Sevastopol and Stalingrad. He was a two time recipient of the title "Hero of the Soviet Union," for his role in successfully defeating the German Armies in Koenigsberg and Japanese occupation forces in Manchuria. Following the war he served as commander in chief of the Ural Military District from 1956 to 1957, commander in chief of the Leningrad Military District from 1957 to 1960, commander in chief of the Moscow Military District from 1960 to 1963, and as head of Soviet missile forces from 1963 to 1972. In 1962 he was awarded the nation's highest military honor "Marshal of the Soviet Union." He was a three time recipient of the Order of Lenin, a four time recipient of the Red Banner, and the recipient of numerous foreign awards and decorations. He died in Moscow at the age of 68.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 20 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17997767
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nikolai Ivanovich Krylov (29 Apr 1903–2 Feb 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17997767, citing Kremlin Wall Necropolis, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .