The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Colonel-General of Tank Troops Vasilii Vasilevich Butkov

Butkov, Vasilii Vasilevich

Colonel-General of Tank Troops

* 29th of December 1900

† 29th of June 1981

(Василий Васильевич Бутков)


1942-05-03 Major-General of Tank Troops
1943-06-07 Lieutenant-General of Tank Troops
1958-02-18 Colonel-General of Tank Troops


1937-09-XX 1940-07-XX Chief of Staff, 13th Mechanised Brigade
1940-07-XX 1941-05-XX Chief of Staff, 17th Tank Division
1941-05-XX 1941-XX-XX Chief of Staff, V Mechanised Corps
1941-XX-XX 1941-08-XX Deputy Commanding Officer V Mechanised Corps
1941-08-XX 1942-04-XX Chief of Staff, Main Tank Directorate
1942-04-19 1942-09-08 Chief of Staff, VIII Tank Corps
1942-09-08 1942-09-14 Commanding Officer VIII Tank Corps
1942-09-19 1945-05-11 Commanding Officer I Tank Corps
1945-07-XX 1946-03-XX Commanding Officer Tank & Mechanised Forces Special Military District
1946-03-XX 1946-07-XX Commanding Officer Tank & Mechanised Forces 11th Guards Army
1946-07-XX 1946-09-XX Commanding Officer Tank & Mechanised Forces Northern Caucasian Military District
1946-09-XX 1950-05-XX Commanding Officer Tank & Mechanised Forces Moscow Military District
1950-05-XX 1953-09-30 Commanding Officer 3rd Guards Mechanised Army
1953-10-XX 1954-09-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1954-09-XX 1955-07-XX Inspector-General of Tank Troops
1955-07-XX 1958-01-XX First deputy Commander in Chief Moscow Military District
1958-01-XX 1961-04-XX Head of the Soviet Military Mission to Czechoslovakia
1961-04-10 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin