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Ivan Andreevich Flerov

Ivan Flerov, USSR Captain.

Background

  • Flerov, Ivan was born in 1905.

  • Education

    • Studied at the Dzerzhinskii Artillery Academy, 1941.

    Career

    • Joined the Red Army, 1927. Took part in the Soviet-Finnish war, 1939-1940. Artillery officer during World War II, first commander of the new rocket artillery battery (Soviet nickname ‘Katiusha’, German nickname ‘Stalinorgel’), which later played a very important role in the Soviet victory.
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    Born 1905
    Died 1941
    (aged 36)
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