Pavel Fedorovich Batitski


Pavel Fedorovich Batitski Famous memorial

Kharkiv, Kharkivska, Ukraine
Death 17 Feb 1984 (aged 73)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Plot 7
Memorial ID 18001137 View Source

Soviet Army General. He was born in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov and joined the Red Army in 1924. He attended the Frunze Military Academy and spent his early years as a member of the Russian Calvary. He was the commanding officer of the 254th, 73rd, 128th, and 50th rifle divisions during the Second World War, serving on the Ukrainian and Belorussian fronts. He was a central figure in helping to liberate the Ukraine, Moldavia, Belorussian, Poland and Czechoslovakia from German occupation forces, and was a major participant in the Russian assault and capture of the German capital of Berlin during the late stages of the war. From 1950 to 1953 he served as chief of staff of the Moscow air defense system, and from 1963 to 1978 he served as the head of Soviet air defense forces. In 1965 he was the awarded the title of "Hero of the Soviet Union" for his military achievements, and three years later he was promoted to the prestigious rank of "Marshal of the Soviet Union." He was a five time recipient of the Order of Lenin, a five time recipient of the Red Banner, and the recipient of numerous foreign awards and decorations. He died in the Russian capital of Moscow at the age of 73.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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