BAKSOV ALEXEY IVANOVICH
Major General, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (July 22, 1944)
He was born on March 18, 1907 in the village of Bolshaya Kamishinka, Petrovsk district, Saratov region. He was Russian. He graduated from high school with incomplete secondary education. He worked at the passport office in Tashkent. In 1926 he was drafted into the Red Army by the Tashkent Military Commissariat and sent to the V.I.Lenin Joint Military School, which was evacuated to Tashkent.
In 1939, he graduated from the Frunze Military Academy.
Since June 1941, Alexey was participant of World War II. Major General of Guard A.Baksov commanded the 67th Motorized Rifle Division of Guard
(6th Guards Army, 1st Baltic Front). He broke through the enemy’s defenses northwest of Vitebsk and crossed the Western Dvina River with his division. Under the leadership of Major General Baksov the 67th Motorized Rifle Division liberated 253 settlements during the battles and destroyed a large number of enemy manpower and equipment.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of July 22, 1944, “For his skillful command of the divisions and the crossing of the Western Dvina River and for his bravery and heroism in capturing the enemies from Vitebsk groups” Major General of Guard Alexey Ivanovich Baksov was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.
After the war, A.I.Baksov continued to serve in the army. In 1948, he graduated from the General Staff Academy of the Armed Forces of the USSR. He held various leadership positions in the Ministry of Defense of the USSR.
Colonel General A.I.Baksov resigned in 1972. He died in 1986.