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Mikhail Dukhanov

SurnameDukhanov
Given NameMikhail
Born14 Jul 1896
Died6 Sep 1969
CountryRussia
CategoryMilitary-Ground
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseMikhail Pavlovich Dukhanov was born in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Kyiv, Ukraine) in 1896. A WW1 and a Russian Civil War veteran, he was made the commanding officer of the Leningrad Military District in Aug 1938. At the start of the Winter War, he was made the commanding officer of the Soviet 9th Army at the rank of corps commander and placed in charge of capturing Kajaani in central Finland as the Soviet forces moved toward Oulu on the western coast; after a series of defeats, however, he was relieved of this position on 22 Dec 1939. When Germany turned on the Soviet Union, Dukhanov was initially made the deputy commander-in-chief of the Northern Front, then in Sep 1941 became the commanding officer of the 10th Rifle Division fighting in the Leningrad region. Between Oct 1942 and Dec 1943, he was the commanding officer of the Soviet 67th Army. In Mar 1944, he was made the deputy commanding officer of Soviet 8th Guards Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front; he would remain in this position until the end of WW2. After the war, he served as the assistant commanding officer for the military schools in the Leningrad Military District. He retired from military service in Apr 1953 and passed away in 1969. He was buried at the Bogoslovskoe Cemetery in Leningrad.

ww2dbaseSources:
Vesa Nenye, Finland at War
Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Jun 2024

Mikhail Dukhanov Timeline

14 Jul 1896 Mikhail Dukhanov was born in Kiev, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (now Kyiv, Ukraine).
22 Dec 1939 Mikhail Dukhanov was relieved as the commanding officer of the Soviet 9th Army in Finland.
19 Sep 1941 Mikhail Dukhanov was made the commanding officer of the Soviet 10th Rifle Division.
4 Oct 1941 Mikhail Dukhanov took temporary command of the 19th Rifle Corps of the Soviet 23rd Army.
24 Oct 1941 Mikhail Dukhanov relinquished his temporary command of the 19th Rifle Corps of the Soviet 23rd Army.
6 Oct 1942 Mikhail Dukhanov was made the commanding officer of the Soviet Neva Operational Group.
10 Oct 1942 The Soviet Neva Operational Group was reorganized into the Soviet 67th Army; Mikhail Dukhanov remained its commanding officer.
6 Sep 1969 Mikhail Dukhanov passed away in Leningrad (now Sankt-Peterburg), Russia.




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