×
Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About
     

World War II Database

Flipp Oktyabrsky file photo [29044]

Filipp Oktyabrsky

SurnameOktyabrsky
Given NameFilipp
Born23 Oct 1899
Died8 Jul 1969
CountryRussia
CategoryMilitary-Sea
GenderMale

Contributor:

ww2dbaseFilipp Sergeyevich Oktyabrsky was born in the village of Lukshino in Tver Governate, Russia in 1899; his surname at birth was Ivanov. He enlisted in the Russian Navy in 1918 and was assigned to the Baltic Fleet. Between 1925 and 1927, he studied at the naval academy in Leningrad, Russia. Starting in Mar 1939, at the rank of vice admiral, he was the commanding officer of the Soviet Black Sea Fleet. Between Jul and Oct 1941, he participated in the Battle of Odessa in Ukraine, inflicting heavy casualties against the attacking Romanian 4th Army and then evacuated his surviving troops to fight another day just as the city fell. He landed his sailors in Sevastopol, Russia (now Ukraine) to serve as naval infantrymen in the defense of that city, and used his ships to bring in men and supplies during the siege as well as using his warships for naval bombardment. Although he conducted a brilliant defensive campaign at Sevastopol, when the city was about to fall in mid-1942, he fled by submarine after giving little thought to the 23,000 troops still left in the city. He was promoted to the rank of admiral in 1944. After WW2, he was made the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy and was placed in charge of all naval testing facilities. Between 1957 and 1960, he took command of the Black Sea Higher Naval Institute named after Admiral Pavel Nakhimov in Sevastopol. In 1958, he was made a Hero of the Soviet Union. He passed away in Sevastopol in 1969.

ww2dbaseSources:
Robert Forczyk, Sevastopol 1942
Wikipedia

Last Major Revision: Sep 2019

Filipp Oktyabrsky Timeline

23 Oct 1899 Filipp Oktyabrsky was born in the village of Lukshino, Tver Governorate, Russia.
20 Feb 1958 Filipp Oktyabrsky was made a Hero of the Soviet Union.
8 Jul 1969 Filipp Oktyabrsky passed away in Sevastopol, Ukraine.




Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds




Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code
 

 

Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
More on Filipp Oktyabrsky
Event(s) Participated:
» Siege of Odessa
» Battle of Sevastopol

Famous WW2 Quote
"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945