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Shevchenko, Mikhail Stepanovich

Date of birth:
May 22nd, 1911 (Kamenka, Cherkasy, Ukraine)
Date of death:
May 9th, 1992 (Novohrad-Volynskyi, Zhytomyr, Ukraine)
Buried on:
Military Cemetery Novohrad-Volynskyi
Nationality:
Soviet (1922-1991, Socialist Republic)

Biography

Guards Lieutenant Colonel Mikhail Shevchenko served in the Red Army from 1930 and fought on the frontline since June 1941. He commanded the 11th Guards Cavalry Corps. Colonel Mikhail Shevchenko was placed in the reserves in 1959 and died on 9 May 1992.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
podpolkovnik (Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit:
11-ya gvardeyskaya - kavaleriyskiy korpus (11th Guards Cavalry Corps)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1946
In the period of 19 April - 1 May 1945, his unit broke through the German defences at Friesack, captured several units, took out 500 soldiers and captured a large quantity of weaponry.

No. 8998
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
podpolkovnik (Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit:
11-ya gvardeyskaya - kavaleriyskiy korpus (11th Guards Cavalry Corps)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1946
Orden Lenina

Goes with the Gold Star No. 8998.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Jubilee Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
podpolkovnik (Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit:
11-ya gvardeyskaya - kavaleriyskiy korpus (11th Guards Cavalry Corps)
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
podpolkovnik (Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit:
11-ya gvardeyskaya - kavaleriyskiy korpus (11th Guards Cavalry Corps)
Medal

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