Chibisov, Nikandr

Chibisov, Nikandr Evlampievich


Born Oct. 24 (Nov. 5), 1892, in the stanitsa (large Cossack village) of Romanovskaia, in what is now Tsimliansk Raion, Rostov Oblast; died Sept. 20, 1959, in Minsk. Soviet military leader; colonel general (1943). Hero of the Soviet Union (Oct. 20, 1943). Member of the CPSU from 1939.

Chibisov graduated from the Petergof School for Ensigns in 1915 and served as a company commander in World War I with the rank of staff captain. He joined the Red Army in 1918 and fought in the Civil War of 1918–20 as a battalion commander, regimental commander, and chief of staff of a rifle brigade. After graduating from the M. V. Frunze Military Academy in 1935, Chibisov fought in the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939–40 and became chief of staff of the Seventh Army in 1940. He was appointed deputy commander of troops for the Leningrad Military District in July 1940 and for the Odessa Military District in January 1941. During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45, Chibisov was appointed deputy commander of troops for the Briansk Front in July 1942. He was commander of troops of the Thirty-eighth Shock Army from August 1942 to October 1943 and of the Third and First Shock armies from November 1943 to May 1944, serving on the Southern, Briansk, Voronezh, and Second Baltic fronts. He was director of the M. V. Frunze Military Academy from 1944 to January 1948. Chibisov later served as deputy chairman of the Central Committee of the Voluntary Society for Cooperation with the Army, Air Force, and Navy and assistant commander of troops of the Byelorussian Military District. In May 1954 he was transferred to the reserves.

Chibisov was awarded three Orders of Lenin, three Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of Suvorov First Class, and various medals.