Mikhail Girshovich

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Mikhail Grigoryevich Girshovich
Михаил Григорьевич Гиршович
In 1941
Born (1904-04-18)April 18, 1904
Kutno, Poland, Russian Empire
Died July 26, 1947(1947-07-26) (aged 43)
Khabarovsk, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1920–1947
Rank Major General
Battles/wars Russian Civil War
World War II
Awards Order of the Red Banner
Order of Lenin
Order of Kutuzov

Mikhail Grigoryevich Girshovich (Russian: Михаи́л Григо́рьевич Гиршо́вич) (1904–1947), was Major General (since 18 November 1944) of the Red Army.

Early years

Born in a Jewish family of officials. Finished 4 classes of Jewish school. Moved to Belorussia.

Red Army

In the Red Army since 1920. In 1926 graduated Moscow artillery school. In 1938 graduated Anti-aircraft artillery course.

During the World War II

  • Deputy commander of Army Air Defense.
  • Head of Moscow Anti-aircraft warfare (1942–1943).
  • Head of Red Army Anti-aircraft warfare (1944–1945).
  • Head of Amur PVO Army, Deputy Far East PVO Commander (1946). In this role Mikhail died in 1947.


General Girshovich on Generals.dk