Yevgeny Petrovich Shapovalov (Russian: Шаповалов, Евгений Петрович) was a Soviet army general who was awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union.
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.
Hero of the Soviet Union, Order of Lenin (2), Order of the Red Banner (4), Gold Star
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Shapovalov, Yevgeny Petrovich
Date of birth
December 25, 1904
Place of birth
Taganrog, Russian Empire
Date of death
November 8, 1977
Place of death
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