The Generals of WWII

 

About the project

This project attempts to create a biographical database, which covers the army generals of all participating countries of the Second World War. At the moment the database contains 28115 short biographical sketches of the army generals of World War 2.

However, taking into account the scope of the project, the information on each general will vary in detail. Some generals have only been identified and listed with their last names, while others are listed with full names and sketches of their military careers. I am engaged in the quest for further biographical information on the generals and as a result there will be continual updates.

To find information on a specific general use the Search function or just click on The Generals and then choose the country of origin.

I hope that you will find this a useful reference tool.

General of the day

Portrait of Colonel-General Ivan Vasilevich Boldin

Boldin, Ivan Vasilevich

Colonel-General

* 3rd of August 1892

† 28th of March 1965

(Иван Васильевич Болдин)

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Promotions

1936-02-17 Kombrig
1938-02-22 Komdiv
1939-02-09 Komkor
1939-12-05 Komandarm 2nd Rank
1940-06-04 Lieutenant-General
1944-07-15 Colonel-General

Service

1924-09-XX 1925-09-XX Commanding Officer Moscow Separate Rifle Regiment
1924-09-XX 1925-09-XX Military Commissar, Moscow Separate Rifle Regiment
1925-09-XX 1926-07-XX Attending the Frunze Military Academy
1926-07-XX 1927-01-XX Commanding Officer 1st Moscow Separate Rifle Regiment
1926-07-XX 1927-01-XX Military Commissar, 1st Moscow Separate Rifle Regiment
1927-01-XX Assistant Commanding Officer 19th Rifle Division
1929-06-XX Commanding Officer 19th Rifle Division
1929-06-XX 1930-05-XX Commanding Officer X Rifle Corps
1930-05-XX 1930-08-XX Instructor at the Military Political Academy
1930-08-XX 1931-04-30 Commandant of the Combined Paramilitary Security Command Staff School of Belorussia
1930-08-XX 1931-04-30 Military Commissar, Combined Paramilitary Security Command Staff School of Belorussia
1931-04-30 1934-12-29 Commanding Officer 53rd Rifle Division 29.12.34-00.12.36: Attending the Frunze Military Academy
1936-12-XX 1937-04-XX Inspector, Combat Training Directorate
1937-04-13 1938-05-10 Commanding Officer 18th Rifle Division
1938-XX-XX Commanding Officer XVII Rifle Corps
1938-07-28 1939-09-XX Commander in Chief Kalinin Military District
1939-09-XX 1939-10-XX Commanding Officer Mechanized-Cavalry Group [Poland]
1939-10-11 1940-07-10 Commander in Chief Odessa Military District
1940-07-10 1941-01-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Western Military District
1941-01-XX 1941-06-22 First Deputy Commander in Chief Western Military District 22.06.41-20.10.41: Deputy Commander in Chief Western Front
1941-10-20 1941-11-24 Commanding Officer 19th Army
1941-11-22 1945-02-03 Commanding Officer 50th Army
1945-02-XX 1945-04-XX At disposal of the Main Personnel Directorate
1945-04-XX 1945-07-XX Deputy Commander in Chief 3rd Ukrainian Front
1945-07-XX 1946-07-XX Commanding Officer 27th Army
1946-07-05 1951-03-12 Commanding Officer 8th Guards Army [Germany]
1951-03-12 1953-06-30 Commander in Chief Eastern Siberian Military District
1953-XX-XX 1953-04-24 Commander in Chief Gorki Military District
1953-10-10 1958-05-26 First Deputy Commander in Chief Kiev Military District
1958-05-XX 1965-03-28 Inspector-Counsellor, Group of Inspector-Generals, Ministry of Defence
Picture source: From Hutchinson's Pictorial History of the War /ed. by Walter Hutchinson, 1945
 

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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.