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Ivan Andreevich Flerov

captain

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.