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Vasiliy Ivanovich CHUYKOV

Vasiliy CHUYKOV, USSR Marshal of the Soviet Union since 1955. First Deputy Minister of Defense, and Commander in Chief, Ground Forces, since 1960; Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, since 1961. four Order of Lenin; four Red Stars; three Order of Suvorov, Class I; other orders; medals; Hero of Soviet Union. Member, Communist Party, since 1919.

Background

  • CHUYKOV, Vasiliy was born in 1900 in village Serebryanye Prudy, now Moscow Oblast.

  • Education

    • 1918 attended fourmonth military instructor courses. 1925 graduated Frunze Military Academy. Early 1930's graduated Stalin Armored Academy.

    Career

    • 1942 Commander, 62nd Army defending Stalingrad, then given command of 8th Guards Army. 1943 on Southern Front in Donbas, and at destruction of Zaporozhe bridgehead. 1944 Third Ukrainia Front, in Nikopol-Krivoy Rog operation and the capture of Odessa.

      Then in Belarusian operation on First Belarusian Front. 1945 on same front in Vistula, Oder, and Berlin operations, and at end of the war in the assault on Berlin. 195261 candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

      Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1946, 1950, and 1958 convocation, and Ukrainia Supreme Soviet of 1951, 1955 and 1959 convocation. 1954-1961 member of the Central Committee, and cand, member, Presidium, Communist Party Ukraine. 1959 voting delegation at 21st Communist Party of the Soviet Union Congress‘.

      1918 volunteer in Red Army and commanded company. 1919 Commander, 28th Rifle Regiment on Eastern Front. 1920 on Western Front in Soviet-Polish War.

      1937-1938 commanded tank brigade. 1938-1939 commanded rifle corps then army group in Special Belarusian Military District. 1939-1941 Commander, 4th Army, took part in occupation of Western Belorussia, and 1940 in Soviet-Finnish War.

      1941-1942 military attach^ in China and chief military adviser to Chiang Kai-shek. 1942 dep. army commander, then commander. After World War II commanded Soviet occupation forces in Thuringia.

      1949-1953 Commander in Chief, Soviet occupation forces, and Chairman, Soviet Control Commission in Germany. 1953-1960 Commander, Kiev Military District. 1960 appointed USSR Deputy Minister of Defense.

    Politics

    Member, Communist Party, since 1919.

    Membership

    Member, Communist Party, since 1919.
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