The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Johan Laidoner

Laidoner, Johan


* 12th of February 1884

† 12th of March 1953


1916-08-15 Lieutenant-Colonel (Russian Army)
1918-04-04 Colonel
1919-01-20 Major-General
1920-03-21 Lieutenant-General
1939-02-24 General


1915-11-XX 1917-03-11 Assistant Chief of Staff, 21st Rifle Division, Russian Army
1917-03-11 1917-10-XX Chief of Staff, Caucasian Grenadier Division, Russian Army
1917-10-XX 1917-12-02 Chief of Staff, 62nd, Russian Army
1917-12-02 1918-02-19 Commanding Officer 1st Estonian Division
1918-02-19 1918-12-14 In exile
1918-12-14 1918-12-23 Chief of Operations, General Staff
1918-12-23 1921-01-XX Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
1924-12-01 1925-01-XX Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
1925-XX-XX 1934-XX-XX Member of Parliament
1934-03-12 1940-06-22 Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
1940-07-19 Deported to Siberia
1941-06-23 1952-04-XX Arrested by the Soviets
1952-04-XX Condemned to 25 years imprisonment
1953-03-12 Died in prison
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis J. Kursietis