The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Gustav Jonson

Jonson, Gustav


* 7th of January 1880

† 15th of May 1942


1919-10-XX Lieutenant-Colonel
1923-02-24 Colonel
1928-02-24 Major-General
1940-12-29 Lieutenant-General (Soviet Army)


1921-09-11 1923-05-XX Attending the General Staff Officer Course
1923-05-XX 1924-03-15 Commanding Officer 2nd Cavalry Regiment
1924-03-15 1927-08-15 Assistant Chief of the General Staff
1927-08-15 1930-04-07 Chief of Military Training
1928-05-XX 1939-04-XX Inspector-General of Cavalry
1930-04-07 1933-08-XX Commandant of Tallinn
1930-04-07 1934-09-06 General Officer Commanding 3rd Division
1933-08-XX 1934-03-13 General Officer Commanding Internal Defence
1933-08-XX 1934-03-XX Assistant Minister of War
1934-03-13 1934-11-XX Assistant Chief of Internal Defence
1939-XX-XX Aide-de-Camp to the President
1939-04-XX Retired
1940-06-22 1940-08-XX Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
1940-08-XX Transferred to the Soviet Army
1940-08-XX 1941-06-19 General Officer Commanding XXII Rifle Corps
1941-06-19 1942-05-15 Arrested
1942-05-15 Condemned to death and executed
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis J. Kursietis