The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Colonel-General of Aviation Ivan Dmitrievich Podgornyi

Podgornyi, Ivan Dmitrievich

Colonel-General of Aviation

* 29th of March 1914

† 11th of November 1996

(Иван Дмитриевич Подгорный)


1942-11-22 Colonel
1943-03-17 Major-General of Aviation
1944-09-13 Lieutenant-General of Aviation
1956-11-26 Colonel-General of Aviation


1939-XX-XX 1940-10-XX Commanding Officer 36th Fighter Aviation Regiment
1940-10-XX 1942-05-18 Commanding Officer 46th Fighter Aviation Regiment
1942-05-18 1943-02-12 Commanding Officer 235th Fighter Aviation Division
1943-02-XX 1944-11-30 Commanding Officer IV Fighter Aviation Corps
1944-11-30 Commanding Officer III Guards Fighter Aviation Corps
Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1948-08-XX 1949-06-XX Commanding Officer XXXIII Fighter Aviation Corps
1949-06-XX 1949-07-XX Commanding Officer 66th Fighter Air Army
1949-07-XX 1949-12-XX Commanding Officer 40th Fighter Air Army
1949-12-XX 1951-10-XX Commanding Officer 32nd Fighter Air Army
1951-10-XX 1954-05-XX Commanding Officer 24th Air Army
1954-05-XX 1958-01-XX Commanding Officer 52nd Fighter Air Army
1958-01-XX 1960-07-XX Assistant Commander in Chief for Military Schools, Air Defence Forces
1960-07-XX 1960-12-XX Chief of Staff, Defence Forces
1960-12-XX 1963-05-XX First Deputy Commander in Chief of Air Defence Forces
1963-05-XX 1981-09-XX First Deputy Commander in Chief of Air Defence Forces, Warsaw Pact Forces
1981-09-XX 1987-11-XX Inspector-Counsellor, Group of Inspector-Generals, Ministry of Defence
1987-11-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin