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Georgy Pavlovich Sofronov
Born April 19, 1893
Died March 17, 1973
Place of birth Serpukhov, Russian Empire
Place of death Moscow, Soviet Union
Allegiance Russian Empire
Soviet Union
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
Soviet Red Army
Years of service 1914-1917 (Russian Empire)
1918-1953 (Soviet Union)
Rank lieutenant general
Battles/wars

Georgy Pavlovich Sofronov (April 19, 1893 - March 17, 1973) was a Soviet general. He fought for the Imperial Russian Army during World War I before going to the Bolsheviks during the subsequent civil war. He was made a Kombrig (brigade commander) on November 26, 1935 and a Komkor (corps commander) on August 13, 1937. During Operation Barbarossa, he defended the city of Odessa in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic against the forces of Nazi Germany and the Kingdom of Romania. He was a recipient of the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner, the Order of Kutuzov and the Order of Suvorov. He retired from the army at the age of 60.

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