A Soviet general with a Hitler moustache

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A Soviet general with a Hitler moustache

Post by Acolyte » 17 Aug 2010 18:10

Issa Alexandrovich Pliyev (1903-1979), ethnic Ossetian, twice HSU, Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic

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- commander of 5th Cavalry Division, then 2nd Guards Cavalry Corps

- commander of Cavalry Mechanized Group 'Pliyev' during the Battle of Debrecen (1944) as Lieut. Gen. (as part of 2nd Ukrainian Front); the unit took Nagyvárad/Oradea/Großwarein, Debrecen and Nyíregyháza but suffered heavy losses

- commander of Soviet Mongolian Cavalry Mechanized Group in 1945 during the Invasion of Manchuria

- commander of 13th Army (1947-9)

- commander of North Caucasus Military District (1958-68)

- promoted to Army General in 1962

- commander of Soviet forces in Cuba during the 1962 missile crisis

An eventful life indeed. And a nice moustache. Can anyone provide more biographical details or photos?

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Re: A Soviet general with a Hitler moustache

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 18 Aug 2010 09:59

Hi,

Army General Issa Aleksandrovich Pliev (25.11.1903-06.02.1979):

Some additional information on his appointments:
00.02.39-00.10.40: Commanding Officer 48th Cavalry Regiment
00.10.40-00.00.41: Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
00.00.41-00.11.41: Commanding Officer 50th Cavalry Division
00.11.41-19.12.41: Commanding Officer 3rd Guards Cavalry Division
19.12.41-05.03.42: Commanding Officer II Guards Cavalry Corps
16.04.42-07.06.42: Commanding Officer V Cavalry Corps
04.07.42-27.12.42: Commanding Officer III Guards Cavalry Corps
00.02.43-04.11.43: Deputy Commanding Officer 5th Guards Tank Army
04.11.43-08.11.44: Commanding Officer IV Guards Cavalry Corps
08.11.44-00.00.45: Commanding Officer 1st Guards Mechanized-Cavalry Group, Far East
00.02.46-00.00.46: Commander in Chief Stavropol Military District
00.00.46-00.02.47: Commanding Officer 9th Mechanized Army
00.02.47-00.04.49: Commanding Officer 13th Army
00.04.49-00.00.??: Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
00.00.??-00.06.55: Commanding Officer 4th Army
00.06.55-00.04.58: Deputy Commander in Chief North Caucasian Military District
00.04.58-00.06.68: Commander in Chief Northn Caucasian Military District
00.06.68-06.02.79: Inspector Ministry of Defence

His promotion dates:
11.09.1941 Major-General
29.10.1943 Lieutenant-General
29.05.1945 Colonel-General
27.04.1962 Army General

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Re: A Soviet general with a Hitler moustache

Post by James A Pratt III » 07 Sep 2010 00:49

i have seen photos of other RKKA Generals with Hitler like moustaches. I think some were in the Glantz book dealing with the battle of Kharkov 1942.

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Re: A Soviet general with a Hitler moustache

Post by ttvon » 30 Sep 2010 23:41

Vasiliy Vasilyevich Butkov is also with a Hitler moustache.

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Re: A Soviet general with a Hitler moustache

Post by ttvon » 30 Sep 2010 23:44

The unknown general is also with a Hitler moustache in parade in 1945.

Source:http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=151928&start=15

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Re: A Soviet general with a Hitler moustache

Post by Paul_Atreides » 02 Oct 2010 21:04

Another one, Govorov Leonid Aleksandrovich

http://www.marshals.su/BIOS/Govorov.html
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