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Born on January 21, 1912 in the village of Umanskaya (now Leningradskaya) of the Krasnodar Territory.
In the Red Army in 1938-1940 and since June 1941. At the front in the Great Patriotic War since August 1942. He distinguished himself when crossing the Dnieper River near the city of Kanev, Cherkasy region of the Ukrainian SSR .
Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR "On conferring the title of Hero of the Soviet Union to generals, officers, sergeants and privates of the Red Army" dated January 10, 1944 for "exemplary performance of combat missions of command on the front against the Nazi invaders and the courage and heroism shown in this ”was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal