The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Ivan Krystev Marinov

Marinov, Ivan Krystev


* 6th of January 1896

† 18th of August 1979

(Иван Кръстев Маринов)


1934-08-26 Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-10-03 Colonel
1943-05-06 Major-General
1944-11-18 Lieutenant-General


1934-XX-XX 1935-XX-XX Inspector of Classes at the Military School
1935-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Head of Intelligence Department, General Staff
1936-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Military Attaché to France
1939-08-XX 1939-10-XX Chief of Staff 3rd Army
1939-XX-XX 1940-XX-XX Head of Supply Department, Directorate of Civilian Mobilization
1940-11-01 1942-06-12 Commanding Officer 6th Division
1942-06-18 1944-09-03 Commanding Officer 15th Division
1944-09-02 1944-09-09 Minister of War
1944-09-09 1945-06-12 Commander in Chief of the Army
1945-06-12 1946-02-28 Chief Inspector of the Army
1945-06-12 1946-02-28 Head of Military Preparation
1946-02-28 1947-XX-XX In reserve
1946-XX-XX 1947-XX-XX Plenipotentiary Minister to France
1947-XX-XX 1950-XX-XX Plenipotentiary Minister of ?
1950-XX-XX 1953-XX-XX Instructor at the Military Academy
1953-10-01 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Dimitar Boykov