|Yevgeny Petrovich Shapovalov
Шаповалов Евгений Петрович
December 25, 1904|
Taganrog, Russian Empire
|Died||November 8, 1977
|Buried at||Лукьяновское военное кладбище|
|Years of service||1922-1955|
|Battles/wars||German-Soviet War, Battle of Berlin|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin (2)
Order of the Red Banner (4)
|Other work||sovkhoz in Fastiv Raion of Kiev Oblast (1960-1965|
Yevgeny Shapovalov was born on December 25, 1904 in the city of Taganrog into a worker's family. He received elementary education in a Taganrog's school and worked as a shoemaker.
During the German-Soviet War, lieutenant colonel Shapovalov commanded the 23rd Guards Infantry Division (Soviet Union), and was especially successful at the Battle of Berlin in April–May 1945. On May 31, 1945, he was awarded the titles of Hero of the Soviet Union, Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal.
In 1951, he graduated from the Stalin Military Academy of Tank and Mechanized Forces (Russian: Военная ордена Ленина академия бронетанковых и механизированных войск Красной Армии имени И.В.Сталина). He retired in 1955 and worked as director of a sovkhoz in Fastiv Raion of Kiev Oblast from 1960 to 1965, after which time he became a pensioner. He died in Kiev on November 8, 1977 and is buried at Kiev's Lukyanovskoe Military Cemetery.