The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Ferdinand Desmazieres

Desmazieres, Ferdinand

Major-General

* 4th of June 1881

† 19th of November 1972

Promotions

1935-12-10 Engineer-General 2nd Class
1939-04-26 Engineer-General 1st Class

Service

1932-09-07 1933-06-15 President of the Commission of Gunpowder
1932-09-07 1936-01-22 President of the Commission of Technical Experiments at Versailles
1933-06-15 1936-01-22 Director of the Establishment of Small Arms Technical Experiments
1935-07-31 1936-01-22 Director of the Laboratory of Studies of Internal Ballistics
1936-01-22 1936-04-29 Director of the Central Establishment of Armaments Manufacturing
1936-04-29 1939-08-09 Director of Central Laboratory of Armaments Manufacturing
1939-08-09 1941-05-01 Deputy Inspector of Armament Studies
1941-05-01 Retired
1945-03-01 Recalled
1945-03-01 1950-10-01 President of the Commission for Studies of Gunpowder & Explosives
1950-10-01 Retired