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Post by Brannik » 21 Jun 2007 10:22

Hey.
Here's a couple more from Peter Semerdzhiev's "The Peoples Court in Bulgaria 1944-45";

MG Nicho Georgiev - head of Military Intelligence 1938-41,Chief of Staff 5th Army.Executed on 04/21/1945.

MG Asen Nikolov - Commander of the 1st Occupation Corps in Serbia 1941-44.Executed in 1945.

MG Rafail Banov - Executed in 1945

MG Dimitar Airianov - Commander of the Air Force 1942-44.Executed in 1950

Saludos,
Alex.

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Post by kaisertreu » 27 Sep 2009 02:07

Is anyone able to provide me with information on the pictured Generalleutnant. Date of Birth, death, promtion dates and career. Any information would be most welcome.

Regards,
Ian
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Post by dibo » 30 Sep 2009 08:37

kaisertreu wrote:Is anyone able to provide me with information on the pictured Generalleutnant. Date of Birth, death, promtion dates and career. Any information would be most welcome.

Regards,
Ian
Tenev, Pravoslav Krystev

Born: 15.03.1862 in Varna.
Death: 06.01.1943 in Sofia.
Promotion dates:
30.08.1882 - Подпоручик; (Podporuchik)
30.08.1885 - Поручик; (Poruchik)
01.01.1888 - Капитан; (Captain)
01.01.1893 - Майор; (Major)
01.01.1898 - Подполковник; (Lt-Col.)
01.01.1903 - Полковник; (Col.)
15.10.1908 - Генерал-майор; (Major-General)
27.03.1915 - Генерал-лейтенант; (Lieutenant-General)
31.10.1918 - Генерал от пехотата (Infantry General)
Career:
1882 - Military school in Sofia;
1882 - 12-th infantry battalion;
04.1885 - 8-th infantry regiment;
11.1885 - Commander of 3-rd company in 8-th infantry regiment;
1886 - Commander of company in the Military school;
1887-1888 - Commander of company in 9-th infantry regiment;
1889 - Commander of company in 21-st infantry regiment;
1890-1892 - Military academy in Torino, Italia;
1892-1894 - Senior aide-de-camp in 6-th infantry division;
1895-1896 - Head of the operational section in the General Staff;
1897-1898 - Chief of staff of 1st infantry division;
1899 - Head of the administrative section in the Ministry of War;
1899-1902 - Commander of 22-nd infantry regiment;
1902-1903 - Chief of staff of 4-th infantry division;
1903-1905 - Commander of 2-nd brigade of 9-th infantry division;
1906-1907 - Head of Chancellory of the Ministry of War;
1907-1914 - Commander of 6-th infantry division;
06.03.1914-15.04.1915 - Head of the General Staff;
15.04.1915 - Chief Intendant of the army;
09.1915 - Head of the Chief Rear Command;
1917 - Head (Governor-General) of the Macedonian war inspectorate district;
1917-1918 - General for tasks attached to the HQ of the Army;
31.10.1918 - Retired.

http://forum.boinaslava.net/showpost.ph ... stcount=49

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Post by kaisertreu » 01 Oct 2009 10:40

dibo,

Fantastic information. Thank you very much.

Regards,
Ian

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Post by Luftman129 » 23 Feb 2010 23:28

Sorry about bringing this back up after over 4 months, but who are the generals of the Royal Bulgarian Air Force? Obviously, Dimitar Ayrianov is one of them as mentioned in the post above by Brannik. But surely, there was more than 1 RBAF general.

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Post by VJK » 24 Feb 2010 07:07

Hi Chris,

The following Generals commanded the Royal Bulgarian Air Force:

General-Leytenant Vasil Tenev Boydev: 1936 - 1941
General-Mayor Dimityr Vasilev Ayrianov: 1941 - 1944
General-Mayor Gancho Manchev: 1944 - 1946

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Post by Luftman129 » 24 Feb 2010 23:09

Hi VJK,
Just what i needed. Thank you!

Thanks,
Chris

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by HFK » 22 May 2011 05:59

Hello AJK & DIBO,
I have been reviewing these postings on Bulgarian generals and think I found something.
The general Murnov AJK was asking about is Markov, Georgi. 1886-1966. His assignments as CO of Army 2, And CO in Thrace seem to fit. I know it has been about 5 years, but all things come to those who wait.
Best Regards, Harry
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Post by HFK » 22 May 2011 06:45

Hello Dibo,
We know Russia and Bulgaria had very close ties, until the end of WW 2. I notice MG Radko Dimitriev served in the Russian army during WW !. He commanded Armies 12-20-3 and 8, and was executed by the Reds on October 1918. He is one of your ommissions.
In the next day or 2 I will have a list of more names you are missing.
Regards, Harry
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Post by HFK » 23 May 2011 04:34

Hello dibo,
Here is a list of ww 1 generals missing from your list on page 3.

MG Azmanoff, Dmitar
MG Batzarov, Ivan 1866-1951 retired 1919
MG Charakchiev, Hristo Petrov 1870- Army 3 COS Ret 1919
MG Darkinov, Army ? COS
MG Dobrevski, Simeon Army 2 Engineer co Insp-Gen Engineers 1918-1920
GEN Fedov, Foreign Minister 1915-1918
MG Filipovich, ???
LTG Frischev, Mihail COGS 1912
MG Goykivich, ?????
LTG Heidenov, War Minister
MG Ikonomov, Bozhko Mtn Div co Army 4 Cos
MG Kiranov, Dimitar Army Medical Service CO
LTG Liapchev, Andrei War Minister 1918-1919
LTG Nadjarov, Mihail War Minister 1919
MG Nojkov, Stefan COGS 1917-1918
MG Scholz, Army in Macedonia CO
MG Stepanovich, Stepa Army 2 co
MG Stoynov, Georgi 1870-1929 Div 2 cos ret 1929
LTG Tenev, Alekandr Cav div CO
MG Totev, Nikolai
MG Tsvekov, Njagul Could be same as Nikolai Tsvetkov, Artillery Inspector
MG Valkov, IVAN Div 2 Intendant Div 11 COS
MG Zhostov, Konstantin 1867-1916 COGS 1915-1916 Army 3 COS Div 7 CO
Tmorrow I'll do the missing WW 2 Generals.
Best Regards, Harry

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Post by HFK » 23 May 2011 04:51

Hello AJK,
In response to your posting of December 3, 2004, looking for first names, I have the following 2 names for you. Dibo has responded to the other names.
Bekiarov - Konstantin Ivanov
Murnov is Markov, Georgi.

6 1/2 years to get an answer may be a forum record, but glad to be of help. :lol:
Best Regards, Harry

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Post by HFK » 24 May 2011 07:23

The following WW 2 generals are missing from the list on page 3 :

MG Arbore, Ion Brig 2 CO
LTG Atanasov, Shteryu COGS
MG Balarev, Vasil 1893-1965 Chancellor ret 1944
MG Bogdanov, Boris Border Guards Insp Div 7 CO
MG Bosnev, Hristo Medical Service CO
MG Boyadjiev, Drago Stepan Intendant-General 1943
LTG Boyev, Nikiola 1895- Div 6 13 CO
MG Dimitrov, Rusho
MG Dochev, Ivan
MG Dzangozov, Ivan Dmitrov 1896- Kazalik Factory CO
MG Gabrovski, Petr 1898-1945 Minister of Interior exec 1945
MG Ganev, Tsoniu Stoev 1896- Div 4 CO
MG Ganev, Anton Stefanov 1895-1945 Labor Corps CO exec 45-9
MG Ganev, Georgi Nikilov 1892- Div 12 CO cav brig 3 CO
MG Grnev, Stanimir 1895- Div 28 CO
MG Iliev, Ignat Talnian 1889- Div 14 COS
LTG Iliev, Petr Hristov 1910-1998 Liaison to UKR Front #3
MG Ioanitu, Aleksandru COGS killed car accident 41-9
LTG Ivanov, Blagoi 1898-1951 Bulgarian Liberation Army CO
MG ivanov, Gancho Manchev 1895- ADC to Tsar
MG Ivanov, Ivan Genchev 1897- Military Factory Staff
MG Koev, Ivan Nediakov 1891- War ministry
MG Kopchev, Boris Dikov 1906-1989 Army 4 Asst CO
MG Kostov, Nicola Secret Service CO
LTG Kozovski, Ferdinand 1892-1965 Poliical Direcorate Asst CO
MG Manov, Vasil Stefanov 1884- Div 21 CO
MG Masholev, Genko Cav Div CO
MG Ruschev, Boyan
MG Ruschevm Dimitri Div 1 CO
MG Simov, Simon 1895-1945 Div 2 CO exec 45-3
LTG Stoykov, Hristo 1897- Military Training CO
LTG Tenev, aleksander CAV div co
MG Todorov, Georgi -- MG in 1937
MG Zhechev, Rafail 1891-1945 ADC to Tsar exec 45
LTG Zhidkov, Atanas Pavlov Inspector of Cavalry 1938-
MG Zlatoustov, Matej Hristov Cavalry Regt CO

We do have a lot of missing information and dates, but we do have the names. And I know dibo, AJK and I would be grateful for any additional information on these generals.

Best Regards, Harry

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Post by VJK » 24 May 2011 15:11

Hi Harry,

Ion Arbore and Alexandru Ioanitiu (killed on 17 Sep 1941 when he walked into an aircraft propellor at Baden Airfield, Ukraine) are Romanian, not Bulgarian. :)

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by HFK » 25 May 2011 00:48

Hi VJK,
I don't know how I could have made this mistake, but I have changed my records.
Thank You, Harry

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 25 May 2011 22:07

Hi, HFK, thank you for the corrections. The list on this thread is very old version. My up-to-date version is here:
http://forum.boinaslava.net/showthread. ... until-1945

Some of the generals you mentioned are in fact promoted partisans or republican militaries (some of these made it in one night from captain to generals), after the 09.1944 coup - I intentionally omitted these as although for two-three years they served alongside the old Tzarist generals, they were entirely different stock and deserve another research.
As for the rest - I will check and come back in this thread.

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