Alafuzov, Vladimir Antonovich
Born June 4 (17), 1901, in Riga; died May 30, 1966, in Leningrad. Soviet admiral (1944); professor. Member of the CPSU from 1920. In the fleet from September 1918; seaman in the Onega flotilla; participant in the Civil War. Graduated from the Naval College (1923); served in the Baltic fleet. Graduated from the Naval Academy (1932) and was appointed to the staff of the Black Sea fleet.
From 1938 to 1943, Alafuzov occupied positions of authority at Naval Headquarters. From February 1943 to June 1944 he was chief of staff of the Pacific fleet. From June 1944 to April 1945 he was chief of Naval Headquarters. During 1945–53, Alafuzov was head of the Naval Academy. He worked in the Naval Academy and in the editorial office of the Naval Atlas during 1953–66. Alafuzov wrote a number of scientific works. He was awarded two Orders of Lenin, three Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of Ushakov First Class, the Order of the Patriotic War First Class, the Order of the Red Star, and medals.