Mikhail Kirponos, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mikhail Kirponos

Soviet general

Date of Birth: 12-Jan-1892

Place of Birth: Vertiyivka, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 20-Sep-1941

Profession: military personnel

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Mikhail Kirponos

  • Mikhail Petrovich Kirponos (Russian: ?????´? ?????´??? ???????´?, Ukrainian: ??????? ???????? ????????, Mykhailo Petrovych Kyrponos; 12 January 1892 – 20 September 1941) was a Soviet Ukrainian general of the Red Army during World War II.
  • Being accorded the highest military decoration, the Hero of the Soviet Union title, for the skill and courage in commanding a division in the 1939-1940 Finnish campaign, Kirponos is remembered for his leading role in the failed defense of the Ukraine during the Battle of Brody, the Battle of Uman, and Kiev in the 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union.
  • He was killed in action by German fire in the defense of Kiev on 20 September 1941.

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