Bulgarian Generals

Discussions on all aspects of the smaller Axis nations in Europe and Asia. Hosted by G. Trifkovic.
dibo
Financial supporter
Posts: 362
Joined: 25 Jun 2004 10:10
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 06 Jan 2019 09:04

Is this photo was taken on 03.04.1941, Thursday, during the short 1 day visit of Walther von Brauchitsch in Sofia?

Yes and more specifically in front of the World War I Fallen Memorial, which used to be in the barracks area, where currently the National Palace of Culture Park is. There used to be 3 large walls with names and a lion sculpture. One of the walls was destroyed during the allied bombings in 1944, the rest of the memorial was dismantled during the construction of the National Palace of Culture in 1981 and another monument "1300 years Bulgaria" was built close by. After the 1989, there is an ongoing debate whether the Memorial should be rebuilt and where. Finally a decision was made that the monument 1300 years Bulgaria, which in the meantime was becoming dangerous, should be dismantled and the Memorial rebuilt. Currently however just the Lion sculpture has been restored.

An aerial picture of the memorial complex made in the 50s can be seen here:
Image

The memorial walls can be seen on the left.

And what's a name of Bulgarian generals?

Obviously the right one is Lieutenant General Nikola Hadzhipetkov, as mentioned and described above (he has a specific nose and is easy to identify). The left one I can not identify from this photo - do you have a better image of it?

User avatar
DenesBernad
Member
Posts: 309
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 18:04
Location: Hungary

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by DenesBernad » 06 Jan 2019 11:12

Talking of Bulgarian Generals, here is a photo I included in my recently published book, Bulgarian Fighter Colours, vol. 1:
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
mkrivchenko
Member
Posts: 3160
Joined: 10 Nov 2014 21:58

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by mkrivchenko » 08 Mar 2019 16:45

who this bulgarian general?
ImageImage
ImageImage

dibo
Financial supporter
Posts: 362
Joined: 25 Jun 2004 10:10
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 08 Mar 2019 17:03

Well, it is written - Lt. Gen. Nikola Totev Markov, at that time Inspector General of the Infantry.

Barryfax
Member
Posts: 7
Joined: 30 Jun 2019 14:23
Location: United Kingdom

Bulgarian Generals

Post by Barryfax » 07 Jul 2019 02:24

Well mate,for a start this is not a Bulgarian cap,the flag is maybe the Italian one? but definitely not the Bulgarian one.
And second it doesnt look WW2 period to me.
Hope this helps.
Regards,
Emanuil.

dibo
Financial supporter
Posts: 362
Joined: 25 Jun 2004 10:10
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 07 Jul 2019 08:19

I must admit I am a bit perplexed. The above reads like a perfectly sound opinion, but it does not make any sense to me.
Could you please indicate what post you are referring to?

User avatar
Renner aus Schlesien
Member
Posts: 215
Joined: 27 May 2004 15:06
Location: USA

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by Renner aus Schlesien » 10 Jul 2019 19:09

dibo wrote:
07 Jul 2019 08:19
I must admit I am a bit perplexed. The above reads like a perfectly sound opinion, but it does not make any sense to me.
Could you please indicate what post you are referring to?
Read his 3 posts...none of them make any sense.

User avatar
AlifRafikKhan
Member
Posts: 6320
Joined: 15 Sep 2007 19:02
Location: Sukabumi, Indonesia

Bulgarian Air Force Officers Visiting Berlin

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 22 Dec 2019 04:00

Visit of Bulgarian officers to Luftwaffe installation in Berlin, May-August 1942. Any familiar faces?
Source: "Flaktürme Wien Hamburg Berlin" by Hans Sakkers
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
taurus
Member
Posts: 72
Joined: 20 May 2016 14:52
Location: RF

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by taurus » 25 Dec 2019 12:30

Hello.
Not close to the discussion topic. I could not find biographies, directory, or site of the generals of the Bulgarian People's Army 1946-1990. Interestingly, even if there is something on this issue.

dibo
Financial supporter
Posts: 362
Joined: 25 Jun 2004 10:10
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Re: Bulgarian Air Force Officers Visiting Berlin

Post by dibo » 13 Feb 2020 15:34

AlifRafikKhan wrote:
22 Dec 2019 04:00
Visit of Bulgarian officers to Luftwaffe installation in Berlin, May-August 1942. Any familiar faces?
Source: "Flaktürme Wien Hamburg Berlin" by Hans Sakkers
The middle one is then Major General Dimitar Ayryanov - commander of the Royal Bulgarian Air Force at that time:
http://forum.boinaslava.net/showthread. ... post183803

The other two are also from the Air Force, but I would check if I can recognize them based on the photoes I have at home.

dibo
Financial supporter
Posts: 362
Joined: 25 Jun 2004 10:10
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 13 Feb 2020 15:38

taurus wrote:
25 Dec 2019 12:30
Hello.
Not close to the discussion topic. I could not find biographies, directory, or site of the generals of the Bulgarian People's Army 1946-1990. Interestingly, even if there is something on this issue.
There is none. Information on the Bulgarian People's Army 1946-1990 is very sparse. However at the end of the last year a semi-official History of the Bulgarian Land Forces Vol. 3 appeared, which deals with the period. There are some photoes throughout and lists of the commanders of the major units at the end. You can find the text in Bulgarian (PDF) here:
https://blfa-bg.org/wp-content/uploads/ ... %D0%BB.pdf
https://blfa-bg.org/projects/izdania/

User avatar
taurus
Member
Posts: 72
Joined: 20 May 2016 14:52
Location: RF

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by taurus » 15 Feb 2020 13:15

dibo wrote:
13 Feb 2020 15:38
There is none. Information on the Bulgarian People's Army 1946-1990 is very sparse. However at the end of the last year a semi-official History of the Bulgarian Land Forces Vol. 3 appeared, which deals with the period. There are some photoes throughout and lists of the commanders of the major units at the end. You can find the text in Bulgarian (PDF) here:
https://blfa-bg.org/wp-content/uploads/ ... %D0%BB.pdf
https://blfa-bg.org/projects/izdania/
Thank you very much!
There is now something to start from in search of biographies of the generals of the People’s Army of Bulgaria. A very useful book!
It’s good to find the same ones for the Navy and Air Force. In general, I believe that the People's Army of Bulgaria 1946-1990 was the strongest in the history of the country.

dibo
Financial supporter
Posts: 362
Joined: 25 Jun 2004 10:10
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 25 Feb 2020 21:37

taurus wrote:
15 Feb 2020 13:15
dibo wrote:
13 Feb 2020 15:38
There is none. Information on the Bulgarian People's Army 1946-1990 is very sparse. However at the end of the last year a semi-official History of the Bulgarian Land Forces Vol. 3 appeared, which deals with the period. There are some photoes throughout and lists of the commanders of the major units at the end. You can find the text in Bulgarian (PDF) here:
https://blfa-bg.org/wp-content/uploads/ ... %D0%BB.pdf
https://blfa-bg.org/projects/izdania/
Thank you very much!
There is now something to start from in search of biographies of the generals of the People’s Army of Bulgaria. A very useful book!
It’s good to find the same ones for the Navy and Air Force. In general, I believe that the People's Army of Bulgaria 1946-1990 was the strongest in the history of the country.
You may want to try this book as well:
http://knigabg.com/index.php?page=book&id=51861

It has the bios of the generals in the artillery and rocket forces for the period.

User avatar
AlifRafikKhan
Member
Posts: 6320
Joined: 15 Sep 2007 19:02
Location: Sukabumi, Indonesia

Re: Bulgarian Air Force Officers Visiting Berlin

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 26 Feb 2020 16:11

dibo wrote:
13 Feb 2020 15:34
AlifRafikKhan wrote:
22 Dec 2019 04:00
Visit of Bulgarian officers to Luftwaffe installation in Berlin, May-August 1942. Any familiar faces?
Source: "Flaktürme Wien Hamburg Berlin" by Hans Sakkers
The middle one is then Major General Dimitar Ayryanov - commander of the Royal Bulgarian Air Force at that time:
http://forum.boinaslava.net/showthread. ... post183803

The other two are also from the Air Force, but I would check if I can recognize them based on the photoes I have at home.
Thank you dibo

Return to “Minor Axis Nations”