Yevgeny Shapovalov

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Yevgeny Petrovich Shapovalov
Шаповалов Евгений Петрович
Born (1904-12-25)December 25, 1904
Taganrog, Russian Empire
Died November 8, 1977(1977-11-08) (aged 72)
Kiev, USSR
Buried at Лукьяновское военное кладбище
Allegiance USSR
Service/branch Soviet Army
Years of service 1922-1955
Rank Major general
Battles/wars German-Soviet War, Battle of Berlin
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin (2)
Order of the Red Banner (4)
Gold Star
Other work sovkhoz in Fastiv Raion of Kiev Oblast (1960-1965

Yevgeny Petrovich Shapovalov (Russian: Шаповалов, Евгений Петрович) was a Soviet army general who was awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union.

Biography

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.

He joined the Red Army in 1922 and received higher military education in Kharkiv (1925) and later at Frunze Military Academy (1944). He became a member of Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1940.

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.

Awards

Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin (2)
Order of the Red Banner (4)
Gold Star

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