Ivan Stepanovich Isakov

Ivan Stepanovich Isakov

Birth
Azerbaijan
Death 11 Oct 1967 (aged 73)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 27034137 · View Source
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Soviet Fleet Admiral. He was born and raised in the tiny settlement of Adzhikend, Azerbaijan before joining the Russian Imperial Navy in 1917. Trained as a warrant officer, he spent his early career in the Baltic Sea in the command of several destroyers. He fought against elements of the German Imperial Navy during the First World War, gaining important tactical knowledge and experience that would benefit him in future years. After the war he attended the Leningrad Naval Academy where he graduated as a senior officer. Following the outbreak of hostilities in Europe during the early 1940s, he was transferred to St. Petersburg, where he took command of naval and ground forces, organizing the defense of the city against advancing German forces. In 1941 he was placed in command of the Black Sea and Baltic Fleets to defend vital oil fields located in Azerbaijan, and to keep supply lines open to the city of Sevastopol. He suffered serious wounds during a German bombing raid in October 1942, requiring several months of medical treatment and amputation of his foot. In May 1944 he was promoted to the rank of fleet admiral. His numerous military awards include six Orders of Lenin and three Orders of the Red Banner. In May 1955 he was awarded the title of "Hero of the Soviet Union" for distinguished military service and wartime contributions to the state.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.


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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 23 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27034137
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ivan Stepanovich Isakov (22 Aug 1894–11 Oct 1967), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27034137, citing Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .