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Michi
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Post by Michi » 21 Oct 2006 10:49

Askold wrote:General Baku, D.

- Who is this, never heard of him?
If you take a n as last letter in his surname, than you have him! :lol: :lol:

Other generals beside Shandruk included Omelanovych-Pavlenko and D. Bakun.



Do you (Ábel & AskOld) have ony dates on their living, promotions, awardings??.



MfG Michi

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Post by Abel Ravasz » 21 Oct 2006 19:04

Hello Michi,

Freitag was de facto CO of the 14. W-Gren.Div. d. SS
Krat was de jure CO of the 1. Div./U.N.A.


I have to disagree here.

Shandruk gave commands to Freitag directly, and not to Krat, who was not even present in the division until the surrender - he was with the UNA field staff. Only after the death of Freitag did he assume command. Until then, he was de facto and de jure in command of the division.

Plus a brief bio of Bulba-Borovets. I have to work a bit more with the other two gentlemen.


Otaman Taras Bulba-Borovets

9/3/1908 born in Bystrica, Poland, Ukrainian by ethnicity.
inprisoned several times in Poland (Bereza-Kartushka) for leading the underground group "Ukrainian National Reneissance"
1940 crossed borders to the SU, organized the partizan group "Polissian Sich" (or UNRA)
1943 his unit entered the ranks of the UPA, he became high officer in the partizan army's ranks.
1943 was arrested by the Gestapo, inprisoned in Sachsenhausen.
1945 set free, became commander of the "Gruppe B" of the UNA (parachute-diversant brigade).
after the war, he emmigrated to Canada.
15/5/1981 died in Toronto, Canada.


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Post by Abel Ravasz » 22 Oct 2006 14:30

General Mykhajilo Omelianovych-Pavlenko

8/12/1878 born in Tbilisi, Russia (today Georgia)
1910 graduated from academy of general staff
1914-18 commander of a guards regiment in the Russian army
1918 commander of an Ukrainian brigade in Katerynoslav during the period of the Rada in Ukraine
4-11/1918 commander of the 3. Rifle Division of the UNR (Poltava)
12/1918 - 6/1919 commander of the UHA (Ukrainian Galician Army)
1919 commander of the Zaporozhian Corps of the UNR army.
1919/20 commanded the UNR army during its "Winter March" and until the retreat to Poland
1920-1945 in exile in Czechoslovakia
1941 commander of the U.V.V. (Ukrainske Vyzvolne Vyjsko)
1945 appointed chairman of the military advisory board of the UNC (Ukrainian National Committee)
1945-1948 minister of defense, exile UNR-goverment
29/5/1952 died in Paris


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Post by Abel Ravasz » 22 Oct 2006 17:55

General Olexander Vyshnivsky

1919 commander of the 7. (Blue) Regiment of the 3. Rifle Division of the UNR army.
1920 in exile
1945 at the UNR government in exile
1945 deputy chairman of the UNC for military affairs (de facto deputy of Shandruk)


more info needed!!!

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Post by Abel Ravasz » 22 Oct 2006 18:39

General Mykhajilo Krat

6/8/1892 born in Gadjach, Russia (today Ukraine)
1914/18 colonel in the Russian army during WW1
8/1919 commander of the 8. Black Sea Regiment, 3. Rifle Division, UNR
1919/20 chief of staff of the Zaporozhian Div during the Winter March
1920 deputy commander of the independent Kinnogirsk Div, UNR
11/1920 interned to Poland
1945 with the UNA staff
10/5/45 commander of the 1. UNA Division
1945 commander of the Bellaria-Rimini POW camp in Italy
8/8/1979 died in Detroit, USA.

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Post by Michi » 22 Oct 2006 20:20

Thanks a lot Ábel!!

I hope Steen can use your informations.


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Post by Abel Ravasz » 22 Oct 2006 20:53

Thanks for the kind comments, Michi, I hope someone (perhaps Askold) can provide some more feedback.
Here's another one.

General Mykhajilo Sadovskyj
29/7/1887 born in Kiev, Russia (today Ukraine)
1912 infantry junker's school in Kiev
1914/18 front fighter in WW1
1918 at the general staff of the UNR
1918 chief of the chancery of the Otaman
11/1920 interned to Poland
1945 general, minister of foreign affairs of the UNR government in exile
1945 moved to Canada
1967 died in Toronto, Canada

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Post by Abel Ravasz » 22 Oct 2006 21:43

General Pavlo Djachenko

30/1/1895 born in Berezova Luka (Mirgorod area), Russia (today Ukraine)
1916 infantry school in Orenburg
1917 WW1 company commander in the Russian 333. Infantry Regiment
23/2/1918 battalion commander of the 2. Zaporozhian Rifle Regiment, 1. Zap. Rifle Div, UNR army
27/6/1918 commander of the Independent Zaporozhian Rifle Regiment (formed from his battalion)
1920 interned in Poland
20/7/1928 entered the Polish army
1928 company commander in the 1. Polish Chevauleger Regiment "Jozef Pilsudski"
1/11/1934 deputy commander of the 3. Polish Mazovian Chevauleger Regiment
30/9/39 taken prisoner.
25/6/1941 member of the Ukrainian Central Committee (UCC) formed in Krakow.
1941 entered the staff of Polisskaja Sich (later joined the UPA)
3/1944 took part in organizing the 31. Schuma Battailon (Ukrainian legion of self-defense in Holmsyn)
8/1944 commander of the 31. Schuma Bn
30/1/1945 commander of the 3. UVV Regiment
2/1945 commander of the Panzerjagd-Brigade Freie Ukraine (Vilna Ukraine)
4/1945 commander of the 2. UNA Division
7/5/1945 promoted to the rank of general by Shandruk (UNA)
23/4/1965 died in Philadelphia, USA.


p.s. Djachenko has to be the most interesting of all above generals; he had fought for the Czarist army, the UNR army, the Polish army, the UPA, the Wehrmacht (Schuma), the UVV and the UNA!!!

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I posted these before.

Post by logibear64 » 24 Oct 2006 19:47

These pictures are a small part of the US Army's Counter Intelligence Corps file in NARA RG-319 on the Vlassov army and it's adherents located in the American zone of occupied Austria. Here are a few pics from the collection. Although Vlassov and his top lieutenants were in Soviet custody or executed by 1946 the US Army considered the Vlassovites organizing in DP camps in Austria to be a potential security risk either as Neo-fascist or a source of soviet espionage. Therefore the adherents were placed under US Army CiC surveilance.

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 28 Oct 2006 08:24

I just want to thank everybody for the excellent information that they have brought forward in this thread. Keep it coming! I am revising my own list and will post it in a few days.

Kind Regards
Steen Ammentorp
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Post by logibear64 » 28 Oct 2006 17:05

I have a roster of the Vlassov staff which includes everyone from General down to house cleaners compile by the US Army. Several hundred names!

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Post by Askold » 28 Oct 2006 19:10

Abel and Michi - I got two articles on Shandruk and his medals and on Diachenko, if you are interested in them then mail me (both are in Ukrainian though). Does anybody have a photo of Diachenko from his German service?

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Post by Michi » 28 Oct 2006 20:27

Askold wrote:Does anybody have a photo of Diachenko from his German service?
NO, I have only found this one:

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But I guess this is the photo of him you already know.
By the way, which uniform is he wearing??


MfG Michi

PS:
Does anybody have datas of the Caucasian Generals???


PPS:
Here is a Turkish article about General Dro:
http://www.yenisafak.com.tr/arsiv/2005/ ... 6/g02.html
Here an English one about honouring his wife
http://web.archive.org/web/200503191743 ... ty002.html
English Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drastamat_Kanayan

About General Nejdeh:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garegin_Njdeh

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