Nikolai Dmitriyevich Yakovlev

Yakovlev Nikolai Dmitriyevich (1898 - 1972) was a Soviet artillery marshal .

During the 1937 - 1941 period, he was artillery chief of the Belarusian, North-Caucasian and Kiev special military districts. From 1941 to 1946, he was chief of the Main Artillery Directorate (GAU) (In Russian: GAU = Glavnye Artilleryiskye Upravlenue) and member of the Military Council of the Red Army's artillery force.

During the second world war, he carried out a great amount of work to provide the combat army with arms and munitions. New types of artillery weapons and munitions were developed and introduced in the army under his guidance.

He was awarded many orders and medals.


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