The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Hermanis Buks

Buks, Hermanis


* 15th of January 1896

† 18th of August 1942


1920-11-10 Lieutenant-Colonel
1928-11-18 Colonel
1939-06-17 General


1928-XX-XX 1932-XX-XX Deputy Commanding Officer Cavalry Regiment
1932-XX-XX 1935-XX-XX Commanding Officer Cavalry Regiment
1935-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Acting Commanding Officer 12th Bauska Infantry Regiment
1936-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer Cavalry Regiment
1938-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Inspector of Cavalry
1939-XX-XX Deputy Chief General Staff
1939-12-07 1940-08-02 General Officer Commanding Kurzeme Division
1940-XX-XX Special Purposes Officer to the Commander in Chief of the Army
1940-XX-XX General Officer Commanding Zemgale Division
1941-06-14 1942-08-18 Arrested by the Soviets and deported
1942-08-18 Died in prison
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis J. Kursietis