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Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

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  • Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

    - Vladimir Ionossian http://www.globalarmenianheritage-ad...vladimir16.htm

    - Sergei Bournazian : http://www.globalarmenianheritage-ad...9_sergei13.htm

    - Ivan Daviti Vékilian : http://www.globalarmenianheritage-ad...vandavti05.htm

    - Ghazarian, Andranik (1904-) Major-general (1943), Hero of Soviet Union http://www.globalarmenianheritage-ad...antranik22.htm

    - Hamanak Behbouti Mehrabian : http://www.globalarmenianheritage-ad..._hamanak11.htm

    - HARUTUNIAN, Aydin (1918- ) Sr. Sergeant (1945, March 24) : http://www.globalarmenianheritage-ad...15_aydin20.htm

    - Christophore Alaverdov (1897-1942) Major-general (1940) : http://www.globalarmenianheritage-ad...ristapor02.htm

    - Արտեմ Միկոյան (1905-1970) - Artem Mikoyan (1905-1970) : http://www.globalarmenianheritage-ad...82_artem14.htm

    NIL (Paris)

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    Re: Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

    Nelson Gevorki Stepanyan


    (Russian name Nelson Gevorkovich Stepanyan; March 28, 1913 – December 14, 1944 born in Shushi) was a Soviet Armenian dive bomber pilot during the second World War in the Red Air Force. He was twice awarded with the military title of the Hero of the Soviet Union, the highest title in the former USSR.

    Stepanyan was teaching at another military flight academy when the Second World War broke out in June 1941. He volunteered for combat and served in a multitude of aerial battles as a pilot of an Ilyushin Il-2 fighter bomber. After he was promoted to the rank of major in 1943, he became the commander of the 47th Fighter Division. With his unit, he took part in the Soviet offensives around Sevastapol, Theodosia, and Sudak (in the Crimea); for its efforts, the 47th Fighter Division was named after the town of Theodosia. In May 1944, his fighter division returned to the Baltic and took part in several more battles against the Germans and the Finns.

    As of November 1942, Stepanyan was reported to having destroyed 78 German trucks, 67 tanks, 63 anti-aircraft guns, 19 mortars, 36 railroad cars, 20 merchantmen and warships (including a naval destroyer), 13 fuel tankers, twelve armored cars, seven long-range guns, five ammunition dumps, five bridges.

    Stepanyan was also shot down over enemy lines, although friendly guerrilla fighters aided him to reach back Soviet lines. Stepanyan was called "Storm Petrel of the Baltic Sea," and was awarded twice with the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the latter posthumously. On his final mission sortie in Liepāja, Latvia on December 14, 1944, his plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire and though wounded, he rammed his own plane into a German naval warship. Stepanyan's loss devastated the rest of squadron. His fellow pilots sent the following letter to his parents after his death:

    [Stepanyan was a] clear and modest man, close and beloved by all; he was a father and teacher to all of us, a friend and a commander....We were all crying when Nelson Gevorkovich failed to return on that fateful day. They say that tears bring comfort. But the few tears of a soldier, like the red-hot drops of metal, burn the heart and call for vengeance

    One of his fighter planes:
    B0zkurt Hunter


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      Re: Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

      Tuesday, February 02

      Today is the 67th anniversary of Stalingrad battle. In the sever battle
      of Stalingrad took part also Armenians. The battle that lasted around
      200 days was crucial for the WWII.

      Today few of the participants of Stalingrad battle are alive but as
      Hrant Hovhanisyan the chairman of the veterans of the Armenia assured
      to there are veterans of that war who have taken part in
      the battle and are still alive.

      "The Armenians showed who they really were on the Stalingrad battle",
      - H. Hovhannisyan mentioned and added that his brother Mkhitar
      Hovhannisyan too has partaken in that battle and has died.

      "On the Stalingrad battle there were Armenians in all Russian
      divisions", - mentioned Hrant Hovhannisyan and added that he can't
      say exactly how many Armenians took part on the Stalingrad battle
      and how many veterans are alive today.
      Hayastan or Bust.


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        Re: Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

        Sergei Khudyakov


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          Re: Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

          Originally posted by vasbourakan1 View Post
          Anybody know why he was arrested and executed by Lenin after his return to Soviet Union? The man was a Soviet Armenian chief Marshal of the Air Force during World War II. Damn you Stalin.


          Hrant Avagian (1924-…) Soviet Union Hero (1946), born in a Shoushian family. The Hero title was conferred for courage displayed in the battle for Berlin.

          Ruben Bagirov (1908-1978) Soviet Union Hero (1944). During the World War II Bagirov was a platoon commander. The Hero title was conferred for courage during the crossing of the Visla.

          Hovhannes Dadalov (1918-…) Major General of medical service (1960), Dadalov took part in World War II, later served in Germany as the head of medical service of the Soviet Army. Subsequently he headed the Military Medicine Academy in Leningrad.

          Bagrat Isahakian (1904-1974) Major General of armor and tank troops (1954). During World War II he headed a regiment, a division, later served in a number of military districts.

          Andranik Kazarian (1904-1992) Major General, Soviet Union Hero (1943). During World War II he headed a regiment, a brigade, a division. Kazarian took part in the liberation of Kongsberg, was the representative of Soviet commandment in Manchuria.

          Konstantin Nazarov (1923-…) Major General of artillery, Soviet Union Hero (1945), born in a family of a Shoushian. During World War II Nazarov headed an air defense troop, then served in military districts.

          Ruben Ter-Sahakov (1906-…) Major General (1962), born in Tbilisi in a family of Shoushian. During World War II Ter-Sahakov took an active part in organization of Transcaucasian Air Defense, headed the communications division of the military district.
          B0zkurt Hunter


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            Re: Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

            quote executed by Lenin unquote you meant stalin lenin was put by mistake.
            he was murdered because it was a purge and exile era and he was not the only one considering also Charents, Khanjian, Nejteh, etc and of course thousands of innocent people. and say that our christian turk neighbors still have stalin statues eriged in their cities, they must be proud of having created such a monster


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              Re: Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

              Dear Eddo,

              My Name is Vartan Nazarian. My father's name is Alexander Nazarian. He was born in Baku in 1928. He is the cousin of the Armenian hero Konstantin Nazarov (Major General of artillery). They were separated when my father's family migrated to Iran. He would always talk to me about his cousins and especially Konstantin. I was so glad to find his name in your list and was wondering if you have any idea how I can get his address? I'm presuming he lives in Russia.


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                Re: Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

                Hi Vartan

                Sorry brother I wished I could help you
                Best of luck
                B0zkurt Hunter


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                  Re: Armenian Admirals, Marshalls, Generals, Heroes in the Soviet Army during WWII

                  Ivan Khristoforovich Bagramyan (Russian: Ива́н Христофо́рович Баграмя́н)[n 1] (2 December [O.S. 20 November] 1897 – 21 September 1982), was a Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union. During World War II, Bagramyan was the first non-Slavic military officer to become a commander of a Front. He was among several Armenians in the Soviet Army who held the highest proportion of high-ranking officers in the Soviet military during the war.[1]
                  Bagramyan's experience in military planning as a chief of staff allowed him to distinguish himself as a capable commander in the early stages of the Soviet counter-offensives against Nazi Germany. He was given his first command of a unit in 1942, and in November 1943 received his most prestigious command as the commander of the 1st Baltic Front. As commander of the Baltic Front, he participated in the offensives which pushed German forces out of the Baltic republics.
                  He did not immediately join the Communist Party after the consolidation of the October Revolution, becoming a member only in 1941, a move atypical for a Soviet military officer. After the war, he served as a deputy member of the Supreme Soviets of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic and Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic and was a regular attendee of the Party Congresses. In 1952, he became a candidate for entry into the Central Committee and, in 1961, was inducted as a full member. For his contributions during the war, he was widely regarded as a national hero in the Soviet Union,[2] and continues to hold such esteemed status among Armenians.Click image for larger version

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