The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Colonel-General of Tank Troops Aleksei Vasilevich Kurkin

Kurkin, Aleksei Vasilevich

Colonel-General of Tank Troops

* 30th of March 1901

† 16th of March 1948

(Алексей Васильевич Куркин)


1939-05-17 Kombrig
1940-06-04 Major-General of Tank Troops
1943-02-07 Lieutenant-General of Tank Troops
1944-04-24 Colonel-General of Tank Troops


Commanding Officer 4th Heavy Tank Regiment
Commanding Officer 17th Mechanised Brigade
1939-XX-XX 1940-06-XX Commanding Officer 5th Tank Brigade
1940-06-XX 1941-XX-XX Commanding Officer 5th Tank Division
1941-01-27 1941-08-16 Commanding Officer III Mechanised Corps
1941-08-16 1941-08-28 Behind enemy lines
1941-10-09 1941-10-22 Acting Commanding Officer 26th Army
1941-10-25 1941-12-30 Deputy Commanding Officer for Tank Forces, I Rifle Corps
1941-12-XX 1942-01-XX Commanding Officer Tank Forces, Northwestern Front
1942-01-XX 1942-05-12 Commanding Officer Tank Forces, Volkhov Front
1942-05-12 1942-10-18 Commanding Officer IX Tank Corps
1942-10-XX 1943-01-18 Commanding Officer Saratov Tank Assembly Camp
1943-01-18 1943-04-XX Deputy of Head Main Tank & Mechanised Forces Directorate
1943-04-XX 1943-10-20 Commanding Officer Tank & Mechanised Forces, Steppe Front
1943-10-20 1945-07-XX Commanding Officer Tank & Mechanised Forces, 2nd Ukrainian Front
1945-07-XX 1945-10-XX Commanding Officer Tank & Mechanised Forces, Transbaikal Front
1946-XX-XX 1948-03-16 Inspector-General of Tank & Mechanised Forces
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin