The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Marshal of Soviet Union Matvei Vasilevich Zakharov

Zakharov, Matvei Vasilevich

Marshal of Soviet Union

* 17th of August 1898

† 31st of January 1972

(Матвей Васильевич Захаров)


1937-07-16 Kombrig
1938-02-22 Komdiv
1939-02-09 Komkor
1940-06-04 Major-General
1942-05-30 Lieutenant-General
1943-10-20 Colonel-General
1945-05-29 Army General
1959-05-08 Marshal of Soviet Union


1936-01-XX 1937-07-XX Commanding Officer 22nd Rifle Regiment
1937-07-XX 1938-05-XX Chief of Staff, Leningrad Military District
1938-05-XX 1940-07-XX Deputy Chief of the General Staff
1940-07-11 1941-06-22 Chief of Staff, Odessa Military District
1941-06-22 1941-06-28 Chief of Staff, 9th Army
1941-XX-XX Chief of Staff, 18th Army
1941-07-10 1941-08-03 Chief of Staff, Northwestern Theatre
1941-08-16 1942-01-01 Deputy Head of Main Rear Service Directorate
1942-01-01 1943-04-09 Chief of Staff, Kalinin Front
1943-04-10 1943-04-15 Chief of Staff, Reserve Front
1943-04-15 1943-07-09 Chief of Staff, Steppe Military District
1943-07-09 1943-10-20 Chief of Staff, Steppe Front
1943-10-20 1945-06-10 Chief of Staff, 2nd Ukrainian Front
1945-07-12 1945-10-01 Chief of Staff, Transbaikal Front
1945-10-08 1949-04-19 Commandant of the Military Academy of the General Staff
1949-01-XX 1952-06-XX Deputy Chief of General Staff for Intelligence
1949-01-19 1952-07-04 Head of Main Intelligence Directorate GRU, General Staff
1952-07-04 1953-03-15 Deputy Minister of War
1952-07-04 1953-03-15 Chief Inspector, Ministry of War
1953-03-15 1953-04-21 Deputy Minister of Defence
1953-03-15 1953-04-21 Chief Inspector, Ministry of Defence
1953-04-21 1957-11-16 Commander in Chief Leningrad Military District
1957-11-12 1960-04-17 Commander in Chief Soviet Group of Forces in Germany
1960-04-19 1963-03-07 Chief of the General Staff
1960-04-19 1963-03-07 Deputy Minister of Defence
1963-03-07 1964-11-23 Commandant of the Military Academy of the General Staff
1964-11-23 1971-09-XX Chief of the General Staff
1964-11-23 1971-09-XX Deputy Minister of Defence
1971-09-XX 1972-01-31 Inspector-Counsellor, Group of Inspector-Generals, Ministry of Defence
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