The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Major-General Lars Rafael Melander

Melander, Lars Rafael

Major-General

* 7th of March 1896

† 22nd of January 1962

Promotions

1937-05-16 Colonel
1944-03-12 Major-General

Service

1934-05-01 1937-08-13 Comamnding Officer Air Defence Regiment
1937-08-13 1939-11-30 Chief of Foreign Section, General Staff
1939-11-30 1940-08-15 Head of 2nd Department (Intelligence) at General Headquarters
1940-08-15 1941-06-10 Chief of Foreign Section, General Staff
1941-06-10 1942-04-28 Head of 2nd Department (Intelligence) at General Headquarters
1942-04-28 1944-06-17 Acting Commanding Officer Cavalry Brigade
1944-06-17 1944-06-19 Employment on special duties to the Commander in Chief
1944-06-19 1944-09-29 Employment on special duties of the Fortification Planning Staff
1944-09-29 1944-11-28 Acting Commanding Officer Cavalry Brigade
1944-11-28 1945-10-06 General Officer Commanding Southwest Finland Military District
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis Kursietis