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Info on Slovakian generals??

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Postby Abel Ravasz on 03 Nov 2006 13:08

General Augustín Malár

1894 born in Reitern, Upper Austria
8/5/1915 volunteered to KuK 72. Infantry Regiment, Bratislava, WW1
1915 transferred to KuK 64. Infantry Regiment
1/12/1915 to the Russian front as platoon commander of the IV./64 battalion.
1916 to the Italian front
10/10/1916 POW to the Italian forces.
1918 took part in organizing the Czechoslovak Legion, company commander in 33. and 34. Regiments.
1919 intelligence officer of the 6. CS Infantry Division.
1919 intelligence officer of the Brigades Kieper and Castella, Hungarian frontline.
27-30 military academy, Prague
30 staff officer in the 9. CS Division, Bratislava.
31 staff officer in the Bratislava military command
14/3/38 commander of dissolving VI. CS Army Corps, taken over by the independent Slovak Army
23/8/39 Malár Group, commander of the Polish borderline section
9/39 3. Slovak Infantry Division "Rázus", Poland
15/2/40 inspector of the Slovak military academy, Slovakia
40-41 Divisional Area 1 ("peacetime" 1. division)
6/7/41 1. Slovak Infantry Division, Soviet Union
23/6/41 - 10/8/41 Slovak Security Division, Soviet Union
27/11/41 - 27/4/42 Slovak Rapid Division, Soviet Union
2/1/42 promoted to the rank of general
23/1/42 Ritterkreuz
42-44 military attache of Slovakia (Rome, Budapest, Berlin, subsequently)
6/44 I. Slovak Army Corps, Slovakia (taking over from Pilfousek)
9/44 corps disarmed
31/8/44 in German custody
45 executed
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Postby KACKO on 03 Nov 2006 17:18

Good job Abel.

BTW Pilfousek died in Germany. I am suppose to get some info from archives on him hopfully pretty soon.

Malar - Slovak Army Corps, Slovakia (taking over from Pilfousek) in Slovak and Czechoslovak literature this is know as Vychodoslovenska armada - East Slovakia Army. Malar was arrested in Eastern Slovakia on airport Isla after he and his pilot get back from Bratislafa airport Vajnory on Junkers W-34. Actually his pilot was one of the Slovak Air Force ace - Ján Gerthofer. Gerthofer was as a POW sent to Stalag XVIIA in Kaisersteinbruch, Austria.
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Postby Abel Ravasz on 04 Nov 2006 13:49

General Jozef Turanec

7/3/1892 born in Sucany, Austria-Hungary (currently Slovakia)
1919 took part in WW1
1919 enlisted in CS army
1920 officer in the CS army
1928 intelligence officer of the 10. CS Division, Banská Bystrica
14/3/1939 entered the forming Slovak army
39 divisional commander in the Slovak Army
6/41 - 7/41 1. Slovak Infantry Division, Soviet Union
22/8/41 - 27/11/41 Slovak Rapid Division, Soviet Union
27/4/42 - 23/9/42 again commander of the Slovak Rapid Division (interim: Malár)
7/8/42 Ritterkreuz
1/1/44 commander in chief of the Slovak ground forces
8/44 commander in chief of the Slovak Army
9/44 captured by the partizans at Tri Duby, Slovakia
10/12/1947 sentenced to death; later changed for life inprisonment
9/3/1957 died in prison, Leopoldov, Czechoslovakia
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Postby Abel Ravasz on 04 Nov 2006 14:02

General Štefan Jurech

9/6/1898 born in Bosaca, Austro-Hungary (currently Slovakia)
1919 took part in WW1
1932 graduates from military academy, Czechoslovakia
1932 officer in the CS army
15/3/39 commander of the dissolving V. CS Army Corps, taken over by the Slovak Army
39 military attaché of Slovakia to Hungary
39 chief of staff, Slovak Army command
42 commander of the Slovak Air Defense forces, Trencin, Slovakia
23/9/42 - 11/4/43 Slovak Rapid Division, Soviet Union
43 commander of the Slovak Army Institute, Trencin, Slovakia
2/44 proposal of CS goverment in exile to become commander of the Slovak National Uprising; went uncommented.
9/44 in German custody
4/2/45 executed in Flossenburg, Germany.
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Postby Abel Ravasz on 04 Nov 2006 14:14

General Anton Pulanich

1884 born in Holic, Austria-Hungary (currently Slovakia)
1917 WW1: Russian and Italian fronts as member of the KuK army.
1919 member CS Army in the clashes with Hungary
1923 41. CS Infantry Regiment
1939 transfers to the forming Slovak Army
9/1939 1. Slovak Infantry Division, Poland
1939 commander in chief of the Slovak Air Force
12/7/41 - 25/7/41 commander of the Slovak Expeditionary Army Group, Soviet Union
1941 commander in chief of the Slovak Army, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
1/1/1944 replaced by General Turanec
1962 death
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Postby Abel Ravasz on 04 Nov 2006 14:28

General Ferdinand Čatloš

7/10/1985 born in Liptovsky Peter, Austro-Hungary (currently Slovakia)
9/1915 taken prisoner by the Russian forces, WW1
6/1917 entered the Czechoslovak Legion, Russia; subsequently raises to battalion commander.
1925 works at the Ministry of Defense, Czechoslovakia
1926 deputy military attaché to Hungary
1927 - 1930 graduated from the military academy in Prague
10/1938 chairman of the Slovak Autonome State's military board, Czechoslovakia
10/1938 at the same time deputy operational chief of the CS forces in Slovakia
3/1939 - 8/44 promoted to rank of general, minister of defense, Slovakia
3/1939 - 8/44 at the same time chief of staff of the Slovak Army, Slovakia
3/1939 - 7/41 commander in chief of the Slovak Army, Slovakia (replaced by Pulanich)
6/41 - 12/7/41 commander of the Slovak Expeditionary Army Group, Soviet Union
2/9/44 deserts to the insurgents, but imprisoned
1947 sentenced to 5 years of prison
1948 set free, worked as civil servant, Martin, Slovakia
16/12/1972 died in Martin, Slovakia
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