Adolfas Urbšas (born Kirdonys, Rokiškis municipality, Lithuania 18 August 1900; died 19 May 1973) was an officer in the army of the Independent State of Lithuania and then the Red Army, rising eventually to the rank of Major General.
Biography[edit | edit source]
In 1940, Urbšas joined the Red Army to serve in World War II and rose to the position first of Chief of Staff of the Lithuanian Division and finally to Commanding Officer of the 16th Rifle Division. In this position, Urbšas participated in the Soviet liberation of Klaipėda in 1945. He was named the first honorary citizen of Klaipėda.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Urbshas, Adolfas Ionovich, Major-General". Generals of the Soviet Union. http://www.generals.dk/general/Urbshas/Adolfas_Ionovich/Soviet_Union.html. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- Safronovas, Vasilijus (2009). "Klaipėdos Užėmimo Istorijos 1944–1945 Metais Kontroversijos". pp. 127–150. http://briai.ku.lt/downloads/AHUK_18/18_127-150_Safronovas.pdf.
- "Tarybų Lietuva Nr.07". Film Archives Online. http://www.filmarchives-online.eu/viewDetailForm?FilmworkID=525a0a46118defb319858500b76ab5ba&content_tab=eng. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
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