The Generals of WWII

Generals from Poland Flag for Poland
Portrait of Lieutenant-General Zygmunt Berling

Berling, Zygmunt


* 27th of April 1896

† 11th of July 1980



1931-01-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-08-10 Major-General (Soviet Army)
1943-08-11 Brigadier-General
1944-03-13 Lieutenant-General (Soviet Army)
1944-03-13 Major-General
1963-10-07 Lieutenant-General (Retired)


1937-03-XX 1939-06-XX Commanding Officer 4th Regiment
1939-06-XX 1939-09-XX At disposal
1939-10-04 Arrested by the NKVD
1939-10-04 1941-XX-XX Prisoner of War, Soviet Union
1941-08-XX 1942-XX-XX Chief of Staff 5th Division, Soviet Union
1942-XX-XX 1943-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Polish Forces in Soviet Union
1943-05-14 1943-11-20 General Officer Commanding 1st Division Polish People's Army Tadeusz Kosciuszko
1943-08-XX 1944-03-XX General Officer Commanding I Corps Polish People's Army
1944-07-XX 1944-10-XX General Officer Commanding 1st Polish People's Army
1944-07-22 1944-11-25 Deputy Commander in Chief Polish People's Army
1945-XX-XX 1947-XX-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff, Soviet Union
1947-04-12 1947-10-08 Commandant of General Staff Academy
1948-XX-XX 1953-XX-XX Commandant of General Staff Academy
Picture source: Courtesy of Piotr Kapuscinski