The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Colonel-General Vasilii Nikolaevich Gordov

Gordov, Vasilii Nikolaevich


* 30th of November 1896

† 24th of August 1950

(Василий Николаевич Гордов)


1935-11-29 Colonel
1939-05-17 Kombrig
1940-06-04 Major-General
1942-07-22 Lieutenant-General
1943-09-09 Colonel-General


1933-01-XX 1935-05-XX Chief of Staff, Moscow Infantry School
1935-05-XX 1937-06-XX Chief of Staff, 18th Rifle Division
1937-06-XX 1939-07-XX Commanding Officer 67th Rifle Division
1939-07-XX 1939-12-XX Acting Chief of Staff, Kalinin Military District
1939-12-XX 1940-06-XX Chief of Staff, Kalinin Military District
1940-07-11 1941-06-22 Chief of Staff, Volga Military District
1941-06-22 1941-08-07 Chief of Staff, 21st Army
1941-08-07 1941-08-24 Commanding Officer 21st Army
1941-08-24 1941-09-27 Chief of Staff, 21st Army
1941-10-15 1942-06-05 Commanding Officer 21st Army
1942-06-05 1942-06-17 Commanding Officer 9th Army
1942-XX-XX 1942-07-10 Commanding Officer 1st Reserve Army
1942-07-10 1942-07-19 Commanding Officer 64th Army
1942-07-23 1942-08-12 Commander in Chief Stalingrad Front
1942-08-XX 1942-10-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Stalingrad Front
1942-10-18 1944-03-13 Commanding Officer 33rd Army
1944-04-02 1945-05-XX Commanding Officer 3rd Guards Army
1945-07-09 1946-06-28 Commander in Chief Volga Military District
1946-11-05 Retired
1947-04-01 1950-08-24 Arrested
1950-08-24 Condemned to death and executed
1956-04-11 Rehabilitated
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin