- Yakov Pavlov
:"Not to be confused with Ivan Dmitriyevich Pavlov, another veteran of Stalingrad, and now a revered elder in the
Russian Orthodox Church.Infobox Military Person
name= Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov
lived= death date and age|1981|09|29|1917|10|4
caption= Pavlov 1945
nickname= Яков Федотович Павлов
allegiance= flagicon|USSR -
Soviet 13th Guards Rifle Division
battles= flagicon|Soviet Union
Great Patriotic War
Battle of Stalingrad
Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin
Order of the October Revolution
Orders of the Red Star
laterwork= He was elected three times as Deputy to the
Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov ("Яков Федотович Павлов" in Russian) (born
October 4, 1917, died September 29, 1981) was a Hero of the Soviet Union( June 27, 1945) for his heroism defending " Pavlov's House" during the Battle of Stalingrad.
Born in 1917 in Novgorod, Pavlov joined the
Red Armyin 1938. During the Great Patriotic War, he fought on the South-West, Stalingrad, 3rd Ukrainian and 2nd Belorussian fronts. Pavlov was a commanderof a machine gununit, an artilleryman, and a commander of a reconnaissanceunit with the rank of Senior Sergeant. During the Battle of Stalingrad, Pavlov's platoonseized a four-story residential building from the enemy on the night of September 27, 1942and defended it against continual attack by the German army until relieved by advancing Soviet forces two months later. The building and its defense went down in history as " Pavlov's House" ("Дом Павлова").
Post-war, he joined the
Communist party, and for his actions in Stalingrad was awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, two Orders of the Red Star and numerous other medals. He was elected three times as Deputy to the Supreme Soviet. He died in 1981, and was buried in Novgorod.
The Two Pavlovs
Yakov Pavlov has often been confused with Ivan Dmitriyevich Pavlov, another veteran of Stalingrad, possibly due to similarities in their biographies. Ivan Pavlov went on to join the
Russian Orthodox Churchafter the war, and is today one of its most revered elders.
Yakov Pavlov is a playable character in
Call of Duty
* [http://www.warheroes.ru/hero/hero.asp?Hero_id=2060 Pavlov's biography] - from [http://www.warheroes.ru Russian War Heroes]
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