Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Honored Allies Wednesday: Alexey I. Baksov (USSR)

"Born in 1907 in the village of Bolshaya Kamyshenka, Saratov Region.  He was drafted into the Soviet Army in 1926 by the Tashkent City Military Commissariat.  Guards Major General, commander of the 67th Guards Rifle Division of the 23rd Guards Corps.  He was awarded two Orders of the Red Banner and the Order of Kutuzov, I degree.  For the liberation of Belarus, by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 22, 1944, Major General Alexei Ivanovich Baksov was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union." 

Another honored ally,

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