The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General of Infantry Paavo Juho Talvela

Talvela, Paavo Juho

General of Infantry

* 19th of February 1897

† 30th of September 1973

Promotions

1928-06-15 Colonel
1939-12-18 Major-General
1942-01-16 General-Lieutenant
1966-12-06 General of Infantry

Service

1918-XX-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, Pori Regiment
1926-08-12 1927-01-31 Commanding OfficerSavo J├Ąger Regiment
1927-01-31 1929-06-05 Chief of Command Section, General Staff
1928-07-12 1928-07-26 Acting Chief General Staff
1929-06-05 1930-05-30 Attached to General Headquarters
1930-05-30 Retired
1939-10-06 Recalled
1939-10-06 1939-12-05 Assistant Head of War Ecomics Department, Ministry of Defence
1939-10-06 1939-12-05 Chief of Staff Armaments Council
1939-12-05 1940-02-20 General Officer Commanding Talvela Group
1940-02-20 1940-04-12 General Officer Commanding III Corps
1940-04-17 1941-06-05 Finnish Liaison Officer to the German Army
1941-06-05 1941-06-30 General Officer Commanding II Corps
1941-06-30 1942-01-15 General Officer Commanding VI Corps
1942-02-06 1944-02-24 Representative of the Commander in Chief by the German High Command
1944-02-24 1944-06-14 General Officer Commanding II Corps
1944-06-14 1944-07-17 General Officer Commanding Aunus Group
1944-08-01 1944-09-07 Representative of the Commander in Chief by the German High Command
1944-09-07 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis Kursietis