Pshennikov, Pyotr Stepanovich

Date of birth:
January 28th, 1895 (Moscow, Russian Empire)
Date of death:
December 28th, 1941 (Orel, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
Soviet War Cemetery "Mass Grave No. 14"
Nationality:
Soviet

Biography

Lieutenant General Pyotr Pshennikov was killed by a mine.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Komdiv (Commanding officer of the division)
Unit:
142nd Rifle Division, 23rd Army, North-Western Front
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1940
On February 19-22 1940, the 142nd Infantry Division attempted to cross Lake Suvanto in the vicinity of the Volossula settlement. The division's actions were highly appreciated.
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General Leytenant (Major General)
Unit:
3rd Army, Bryansk front
Awarded on:
1965
Orden Otechestvennoi voiny 1
Posthumously awarded
Jubilee Medal

Sources

  • Photo 1: Public domain (CC Attribution 3.0)
  • - Command and command structure of the Red Army in 1940-1941: Structure and staff of the central apparatus of the USSR NCO, military districts and combined arms armies: Documents and materials / Ed. VN Kuzelenkova. (2005)
    - Братская могила № 14

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