Vladimir Yakovlevich Kolpakchi (Russian: Владимир Яковлевич Колпакчи, Ukrainian: Колпакчи Володимир Якович; 7 September 1899 in Kiev – 17 May 1961 in Moscow) was a Soviet general during World War II. For his role in the successful Vistula-Oder offensive he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union on 6 April 1945.
|Born||7 September 1899|
Kiev, Russian empire
|Died||17 May 1961 (aged 61)|
|Years of service||1917–1961|
|Commands held||8th Rifle Division|
12th Rifle Corps
Baku Military District
1st Red Banner Army
Northern Military District
|Battles/wars||Spanish Civil War|
World War II
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union|
Order of Suvorov
He was the first commander of what became the famed Soviet 62nd Army, holding the post between July and August. He also lead the 69th Army from April 1944 to May 1945, participating in the Lublin-Brest Offensive, and finishing the War at the Battle of Berlin. Following the War, he had also lead the Baku Military District, and later died among other Generals in a Helicopter Crash in 1961.
- "Колпакчи Владимир Яковлевич". warheroes.ru. Retrieved 2021-10-30.
- Wieczynski, Joseph L. (1976). The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History. Academic International Press. ISBN 978-0-87569-064-3.