The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General of Aviation Iakov Vladimirovich Smushkevich

Smushkevich, Iakov Vladimirovich

Lieutenant-General of Aviation

* 14th of April 1902

† 28th of October 1941

(Яков Владимирович Смушкевич)


1935-11-28 Kombrig
1937-06-20 Komkor
1940-04-04 Komandarm 2 Rank
1940-06-04 Lieutenant-General of Aviation


1931-11-XX Commanding Officer 201st Light Bomber Aviation Brigade
1936-12-XX Commanding Officer 40th Light Bomber Aviation Brigade
1936-12-XX 1937-06-XX At disposal of the Commander in Chief of the Air Force
1937-06-XX 1939-09-XX Deputy Commander in Chief of the Air Force
1939-09-XX 1939-11-XX Commanding Officer Air Forces Kiev Special Military District
1939-09-09 1940-12-17 Member of the Supreme Military Council of the Red Army
1939-11-XX 1940-04-XX Commander in Chief of the Air Force
1940-07-20 1940-08-15 Head of the Main Directorate of the Air Force, People's Commissariat of Defence
1940-08-15 1940-12-03 Inspector-General of the Air Force
1940-12-03 1941-06-08 Deputy Chief General Staff
1941-06-08 1941-10-28 Arrested
1941-10-28 Executed without trial
1954-05-11 Rehabilitated
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin