Semyon Bogdanov

Semyon llyich Bogdanov (Russian: Семён Ильич Богданов; 29 February [O.S. 17 February] 1894 – 12 March 1960) was a Soviet Marshal of the armored troops, and twice Hero of the Soviet Union.[1][2]

Semyon Bogdanov
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Native name
Семён Ильич Богданов
Born29 August [O.S. 17 August] 1894
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died12 March 1960(1960-03-12) (aged 65)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branchTank troops
Years of service1918—1956
RankMarshal of the branch
Battles/warsWorld War I
Russian Civil War
Polish–Soviet War
World War II
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (twice)

Following the German invasion of the Soviet Union, he was deputy commander of the 5th Army (1941–1942), commander of the 6th Mechanized Corps (1942–1943), and later commander of the 2nd Tank Army, which transformed into the 2nd Guards Tank Army in November 1944.[2]

Units under Semyon Bogdanov's command took part in the Battle of Moscow, in the Korsun-Shevchenkovsky, Uman-Botoshany, Belarusian, Vistula-Oder, East Pomeranian and Berlin operations.[1] His 2nd Guards Tank Army was the first Soviet Army to enter Berlin during combat operations.


  1. ^ a b "Semyon Bogdanov". (in Russian).
  2. ^ a b "Biography of Marshal of Tank Troops Semyon Iliich Bogdanov - (Семен Ильич Богданов) (1894 – 1960), Soviet Union". Retrieved 2016-01-24.