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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 26 May 2011 15:34

HFK wrote: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
Ok, I will answer one by one to your posts.
Radko Dimitriev is in the list - Radko Dimitriev - MG 18.05.1905; LG 02.08.1912. His bio in Bulgarian can be found here:
http://www.forum.boinaslava.net/showpos ... ostcount=8
More than a dozen Bulgarians have become generals, while serving in the Russian and the Soviet armies. Their incomplete list can be found here:
http://forum.boinaslava.net/showthread. ... 0%EC%E8%E8

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 26 May 2011 21:43

HFK wrote:Hello dibo,
Here is a list of ww 1 generals missing from your list on page 3.
Tmorrow I'll do the missing WW 2 Generals.
Best Regards, Harry
Ok - one by one:

MG Azmanoff, Dmitar - Dimitar Azmanov was a Colonel
MG Batzarov, Ivan 1866-1951 retired 1919 - Ivan Batzarov - MG 15.08.1917 is in the list
MG Charakchiev, Hristo Petrov 1870- Army 3 COS Ret 1919 - Hristo Tcharakchiev - MG 15.08.1917 is in the list
MG Darkinov, Army ? COS - ????
MG Dobrevski, Simeon Army 2 Engineer co Insp-Gen Engineers 1918-1920 - correct - thank you!
GEN Fedov, Foreign Minister 1915-1918 - ?????
MG Filipovich, ??? - ???? - Austro-Hungarian?
LTG Frischev, Mihail COGS 1912 - can you give me your source - it should be a misspelling
MG Goykivich, ????? - Serbian?
LTG Heidenov, War Minister - Kalin Naydenov - MG 14.02.1914; LG 30.05.1917
MG Ikonomov, Bozhko Mtn Div co Army 4 Cos - correct - thank you!
MG Kiranov, Dimitar Army Medical Service CO - only a colonel, AFAIK
LTG Liapchev, Andrei War Minister 1918-1919 - politician, civilian
LTG Nadjarov, Mihail War Minister 1919 - politician, civilian
MG Nojkov, Stefan COGS 1917-1918 - colonel
MG Scholz, Army in Macedonia CO - German
MG Stepanovich, Stepa Army 2 co - Serbian
MG Stoynov, Georgi 1870-1929 Div 2 cos ret 1929 - missing in the old list here, added meanwhile
LTG Tenev, Alekandr Cav div CO - Aleksandyr Tanev - MG 01.01.1914; LG 31.10.1918 is in the list
MG Totev, Nikolai ????? Source?
MG Tsvekov, Njagul Could be same as Nikolai Tsvetkov, Artillery Inspector - exactly
MG Valkov, IVAN Div 2 Intendant Div 11 COS - Ivan Vylkov - MG 12.07.1923; LG 26.03.1925; IG 15.05.1928; is in the list
MG Zhostov, Konstantin 1867-1916 COGS 1915-1916 Army 3 COS Div 7 CO - Konstantin Jostov - MG 15.08.1915;is in the list
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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by HFK » 27 May 2011 02:04

Hi dibo, am working on your list now. Please don't use yellow. It is impossible for me to read. As far as sources, a lot is from Wikipedia, plus there was a web site, years ago, from France I think, which listed generals from many countries. This site is no longer online. I appreciate your corrections to my mistakes.
Regards, Harry

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by HFK » 27 May 2011 04:17

Hello dibo,
The links on Georgi Marchin and stepan Popov do not work. Also, i found 10 or 12 photos in the wrong space, They are identified by name, but follow the biography of a different general officer.
Harry

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 27 May 2011 06:26

HFK wrote:Hello dibo,
The links on Georgi Marchin and stepan Popov do not work. Also, i found 10 or 12 photos in the wrong space, They are identified by name, but follow the biography of a different general officer.
Harry
We had a major crashdown on the Boinaslava forums' database recently and we are still recovering from it. Please when you identify these - send them to me for correction - thank you in advance.

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 28 May 2011 20:29

HFK wrote:The following WW 2 generals are missing from the list on page 3 :
MG Arbore, Ion Brig 2 CO - Romanian
LTG Atanasov, Shteryu COGS - former partisan
MG Balarev, Vasil 1893-1965 Chancellor ret 1944 - yes, added meanwhile
MG Bogdanov, Boris Border Guards Insp Div 7 CO - correct, thank you
MG Bosnev, Hristo Medical Service CO - ????
MG Boyadjiev, Drago Stepan Intendant-General 1943 - Stefan Boyadzhiev - MG 06.05.1943 is in the list
LTG Boyev, Nikiola 1895- Div 6 13 CO - cannot identify him
MG Dimitrov, Rusho - cannot identify him
MG Dochev, Ivan - Lt.Col.
MG Dzangozov, Ivan Dmitrov 1896- Kazalik Factory CO - correct, thank you
MG Gabrovski, Petr 1898-1945 Minister of Interior exec 1945 - police
MG Ganev, Tsoniu Stoev 1896- Div 4 CO - correct, thank you
MG Ganev, Anton Stefanov 1895-1945 Labor Corps CO exec 45-9 - Anton Ganev - MG? is in the list
MG Ganev, Georgi Nikilov 1892- Div 12 CO cav brig 3 CO - correct, thank you
MG Grnev, Stanimir 1895- Div 28 CO - Stanimir Gyrnev - MG 11.09.1944 is in the list
MG Iliev, Ignat Talnian 1889- Div 14 COS - correct, thank you
LTG Iliev, Petr Hristov 1910-1998 Liaison to UKR Front #3 - Petar Iliev - MG 03.10.1940; is in the list
MG Ioanitu, Aleksandru COGS killed car accident 41-9 -Romanian
LTG Ivanov, Blagoi 1898-1951 Bulgarian Liberation Army CO - former partisan, poruchik in the Tzarist army
MG ivanov, Gancho Manchev 1895- ADC to Tsar - correct, thank you
MG Ivanov, Ivan Genchev 1897- Military Factory Staff - correct, thank you
MG Koev, Ivan Nediakov 1891- War ministry - correct, thank you
MG Kopchev, Boris Dikov 1906-1989 Army 4 Asst CO - former partisan
MG Kostov, Nicola Secret Service CO - colonel
LTG Kozovski, Ferdinand 1892-1965 Poliical Direcorate Asst CO - former partisan, poruchik in the Tzarist army
MG Manov, Vasil Stefanov 1884- Div 21 CO - correct, thank you
MG Masholev, Genko Cav Div CO - Genko Marholev - MG 06.05.1936; is in the list
MG Ruschev, Boyan - ????
MG Ruschevm Dimitri Div 1 CO - Dimitar Ruschev - MG 01.01.1918; is in the list
MG Simov, Simon 1895-1945 Div 2 CO exec 45-3 - correct, thank you
LTG Stoykov, Hristo 1897- Military Training CO - major in the Tzarist army, promoted after the coup in 09.1944
LTG Tenev, aleksander CAV div co - Aleksandyr Tanev - MG 01.01.1914; LG 31.10.1918; is in the list
MG Todorov, Georgi -- MG in 1937 - Georgi Todorov - MG 31.12.1937; is in the list
MG Zhechev, Rafail 1891-1945 ADC to Tsar exec 45 - yes, added meanwhile
LTG Zhidkov, Atanas Pavlov Inspector of Cavalry 1938- Atanas Jilkov - MG 06.05.1932; LG 01.01.1942; is in the list
MG Zlatoustov, Matej Hristov Cavalry Regt CO - correct, thank you

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by Elwyn W » 12 Jun 2011 19:58

I have gotten these from Ebay for a while.

Bottom is Nikola Ribarov to complement Dibo's fabulous work. Top is labeled just Hristov. I assume Pavel Hristov.


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Re: Bulgarian Generals

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 18 Nov 2018 00:27

Hi, does someone know who is this Bulgarian general with Walther von Brauchitsch and Wilhelm List? The picture was taken in Sofia, April 1941.

Source: https://audiovis.nac.gov.pl/obraz/36238 ... 49085e44e/
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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 18 Nov 2018 00:37

This is Lieutenant General Nikola Hadzhipetkov, who was then Chief of Staff of the Bulgarian Army.
Some pics of him and a bio in Bulgarian here:
http://forum.boinaslava.net/showthread. ... post100442
or here in English:
http://generals.dk/general/Hadzhipetkov ... garia.html

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 18 Nov 2018 00:52

Thank you dibo

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 22 Nov 2018 09:15

Another picture taken from the same event as above. Apart from Lieutenant General Nikola Hadzhipetkov (3rd from left), who are the other Bulgarian generals/officers with Walther von Brauchitsch?

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by dibo » 22 Nov 2018 14:34

As far as I understand these photoes are taken on 03.04.1941, Thursday, during the short 1 day visit of Walther von Brauchitsch in Sofia. The place on the second photo is the Sofia airport Vrazhdebna (and I think a Bulgarian Royal Air Force Czech built S-328 can be seen in the distance between the walking officers) and the moment captured is when von Brauchitsch is inspecting the official Guard of honor company from the Military School in Sofia (these are the soldiers) which greeted him.
The Bulgarian generals and officers are the Bulgarian Minister of War Lieutenant - General Theodosi Daskalov (see: http://forum.boinaslava.net/showthread. ... #post95384 and viewtopic.php?t=205992 and https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news ... /543903069 and http://www.generals.dk/general/Daskalov ... garia.html - on the picture he is the first on the left), the Bulgarian Chief of Staff Lt-Gen. Hadzhipetkov (as already mentioned he is the 3rd one) and the Commander of 1st Bulgarian army and therefore of the Sofia garrison Major General Konstantin Lukash (the officer on the right to von Brauchitsch in the photo - the last one -see http://forum.boinaslava.net/showthread. ... #post98069 and http://www.generals.dk/general/Lukash/K ... garia.html).
One of the two officers in the farthest row should be the then Chief of the Operational Section in the Bulgarian General Staff, Colonel Ivan Konstantinov Popov, who described the visit in his memoirs (Strangely enough I have not been able to find a photo of him yet though) and the other could be the then Head of the Military School in Sofia Major-General Nikola Mihov (see http://forum.boinaslava.net/showthread. ... #post94939 and http://www.generals.dk/general/Mihov/Ni ... garia.html).

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 22 Nov 2018 14:41

Amazing dibo. Thank you very much!

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Re: Bulgarian Generals

Post by Orlov » 06 Jan 2019 02:28

Dear forumers
Is this photo was taken on 03.04.1941, Thursday, during the short 1 day visit of Walther von Brauchitsch in Sofia? And what's a name of Bulgarian generals?
Thx Orlov
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