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Captain of the 1 rank
Ponomarev Dmitry Grigorievich
Born (1908-11-03)3 November 1908
Died 21 September 1982(1982-09-21) (aged 84)
Place of birth Arkhangelsk, Russian Empire
Place of death Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  •  Soviet Union (from 1929)
Years of service from 1930
Rank Captain of the 1 rank
Commands held Petropavlovsk naval base of Pacific fleet
Battles/wars Soviet–Japanese War

Dmitry Grigorievich Ponomarev (Russian: Дмитрий Григорьевич Пономарёв) (3 November 1908 – 26 December 1982) was a Soviet naval officer (submariner), participant of the Soviet–Japanese War of 1945.

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Born in a working class family in Arkhangelsk, Dmitry has graduated from the Arkhangelsk naval college (after named as Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy) in 1929, and started as a sailing-master on merchant vessel. In 1930, he joined the Red Army where he served until 1931. From 1933 to 1935, he was a student of educational detachment of diving named by Sergey Kirov. In 1935 he started off as an assistant to the commander of submarine of Pacific Fleet, later becoming the submarine commander himself (33rd division and 31st division of submarines in 1939). Since 1940, he was a commander of the Petropavlovsk naval base of Pacific Fleet. Dmitry was a participant in Soviet–Japanese War in 1945. During Invasion of the Kuril Islands, he has prepared, and in difficult weather conditions has accomplished a transition by the sea, executed landing operation to fortified islands of Shusha and Paramushir, and has organized a neutralization of enemy's strong points and weapon placements. For the successful realization of this operation, he had been given the rank of the Hero of the Soviet Union. After that, he continued his service to the navy. In 1948, Ponomarev has ended the academic courses. Since 1954, he was living in Leningrad, and died in 1982.[1][2]

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