History 15/02/20 General Chernyakhovsky: as actually died “the second Suvorov”
Ivan Danilovich Chernyakhovsky was called the second Suvorov. And he himself said that he prefers to die in battle than in a warm bed. Almost all of it happened. Death really overtook him at the front. But in battle you?
From the shepherd to General
Ivan Danilovich Chernyakhovsky was born in the Ukrainian village Aksinino in 1907. At the time he was herding cattle, was an ordinary worker in the factory.
However, in 1924, he joined the ranks of the red Army, and then became a student of the infantry school. Later went to artillery school and then to the Military technical Academy in the Northern capital.
Over 20 years of service in the red Army’s Chernyakhov Mature enough to General. This title was awarded to him during the war, in 1944. When Ivan Danilovich was twice Hero of the Soviet Union.
General Chernyakhovsky was killed just before the victory on 18 February 1945. It happened in East Prussia, in the city of Mehlsack (now Pieniężno). Then he commanded the 3rd Belorussian front.
that day Chernyakhovsky was driving the car, accompanied by aides and security. Suddenly, a shell fragment struck the back seat, which was Ivan Danilovich, and literally flashed through the General’s.
Being mortally wounded, Chernyakhovsky got out of the car, but immediately fell. He was taken to the infirmary. But the General was not destined to reach her. He died on the way. Splinter interrupted arteries leading to the heart, so the chances of Chernyakhovsky little.
Despite the fact that the circumstances of the death of the General, at first glance, seem obvious, they still cause many questions among researchers and historians. For example, another General Gorbatov in his book “Years of war”, describing the death Chernyakhovsky, pointed to the fact that the opponent made one single shot. And the ball went right between aides sitting in the back seat of the car, and struck a fatal blow exclusively on Chernyakhovskogo, while the rest did not hurt at all.
There is even a version that the commander of the front was killed by a shell fired from the barrel of a Soviet tank, moving in a convoy together with the car General. Besides, if the shot did the Nazis, why the shrapnel flew from the rear?
whatever it was, Ivan Danilovich Chernyakhovsky was buried in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. However, in 1992, his monument there was removed, and the General’s remains were transported to Moscow, at the Novodevichy cemetery.
in addition, in 2015 the Polish city Pieniężno demolished the monument erected in honor Chernyakhovsky on the place of his death. The Polish authorities explained that under the leadership of the Chernyakhov were sent to Stalin’s camps, and executed thousands of poles. However, it is still documentary evidence for this charge is not granted.
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