Куркин, Алексей Васильевич

Alexey Vasilievich Kurkin (Russian: Алексей Васильевич Куркин; 30 March [O.S. 17 March] 1901–16 March 1948) was a Soviet Army colonel general. Kurkin commanded an armored train in the Russian Civil War and became a commissar after the war. After graduating from the Military Academy of Mechanization and Motorization, Kurkin commanded tank brigades and then a tank division. In January 1941 he was appointed commander of the 3rd Mechanized Corps. The corps fought in the Baltic Operation after the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which it was virtually destroyed. Kurkin escaped capture and became deputy commander of the 1st Guards Special Rifle Corps. After the corps became the 26th Army, Kurkin took command of the army. The army suffered heavy losses in the Battle of Moscow and was disbanded. He became commander of the Armored and Mechanized Forces of the Northwestern Front. From May to October 1942 he led the 9th Tank Corps, and then the Saratov Tank Camp. In January 1943 he became deputy commander of the Armored and Mechanized Forces of the Red Army. In July 1943 he took command of the Armored and Mechanized Forces of the Steppe Front, which became the 2nd Ukrainian Front. In July 1945 Kurkin became commander of the Armored and Mechanized Forces of the Transbaikal Front. In 1946, he became General Inspector of the General Inspectorate of the Armored and Mechanized Forces. Kurkin died two years later.

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Where died Alexey Kurkin?

Alexey Kurkin died in Moscow.

When died Alexey Kurkin?

Alexey Kurkin died 16.03.1948.

When was Alexey Kurkin born?

Alexey Kurkin was born on 30.03.1901.

What is Alexey Kurkin subject of?

Alexey Kurkin is subject of Recipients of the Order of Kutuzov, 1st class, 1901 births, 1948 deaths, Burials at Novodevichy Cemetery, People of the Russian Civil War, Recipients of the Order of Lenin, Recipients of the Order of Suvorov, 1st class, Recipients of the Order of the Red Banner, Recipients of the Order of the Red Star, Soviet military personnel of World War II, Soviet colonel generals and People from Kharkiv.

When died Alexey Kurkin?

Alexey Kurkin died 16.03.1948.

Where was Alexey Kurkin born?

Alexey Kurkin was born in Kharkiv (Харків).

What is the gender of Alexey Kurkin?

Alexey Kurkin is male.