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Old 02-21-2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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Chief Marshals and Marshals of Branches During The Great Patriotic War.

The below list identifies all Soviet officers promoted to the rank of Chief Marshal of Aviation or Marshal of Aviation during World War II. All told, there were two Chief Marshals of Aviation and six Marshals of Aviation by war's end.

Chief Marshal of Aviation

A. A. Novikov - Commander, Soviet Air Forces (Date of Rank (DOR): 21 FEB 44. His DOR as Marshall of Aviation was 17 MAR 43)

A. Ye. Golovanov - Commander, Long-Range Aviation Forces (DOR: 19 AUG 44. His DOR as Marshall of Aviation was 3 AUG 43)

Marshal of Aviation

F. A. Astakhov - During the Great Patriotic War served as Chief, Main Directorate, Civil Air Fleet (DOR: 19 AUG 44)

G. A. Vorozheykin - Deputy Commander, Soviet Air Forces (DOR: 19 AUG 1944)

N.S. Skripko - Deputy Commander, Long-Range Aviation Forces (DOR: 19 AUG 44)

F. Ya. Falaleev - Deputy Commander, Soviet Air Forces (DOR: 19 AUG 44)

S. A. Khudyakov (aka A. A. Khanferyants) - Deputy Commander, Soviet Air Forces and later Commander, 12th Air Army during combat operations against the Japanese in August 1945 (DOR: 19 AUG 44)

S. F. Zhavoronkov - Commanded Soviet Naval Aviation from 1938-1946 (DOR: 25 SEP 44)

Based on comparing photo images, my best guess is that the Marshal of Aviation seen standing next to MSU Meretskov in the Karelian Front Victory Parade formation on Red Square (see the photo in the book "Parad Pobedy") is either Marshal of Aviation S. A. Khudyakov or N.S. Skripko.

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Old 02-23-2003, 12:47 PM   #2
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Voroshekin

Here is the Air Marshals Victory Parade uniform worn by Voroshekin. We were able to get it from his relatives back in 1998. Note that air marshals wore light blue collar and cuffs; this means you could not simply ad air marshals boards to an air generals VP uniform to upgarde its rank.

most of these air marshals were members of the red army early on who had administrative backgrounds that the new service needed. Some took some basic flight training while others did not. It was really the postwar high command of the air force that was dominated more by men with flight backgrounds.

Also, I don't thin any of the regular air marshals were HSU's. Most had high command orders though; I know that Voroshekin had 2 Suvorov 1st class orders.

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Old 02-23-2003, 08:03 PM   #3
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DougD:
Shouldn´t the crown of the visor cap wear the golden wings and star on the top of it?
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:40 PM   #4
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...the wings on the of the cap came with the 1949 Red Air generals parade uniform, along with brim eggs. Army generals wore their M1945 VP uniforms from 1945 until 1954, but generals of the air force only wore it until 1949. Anyway, air generals did not have wings on the M1945 caps.

I had in one of Zhavronkvs uniforms along time ago; he was head of naval aviation...in my research of the WWII Air Marshals rank I never heard of Astakhov; interesting addition.

Here is one of the boys....
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Old 02-25-2003, 04:52 PM   #5
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Chief Marshals and Marshals of Branches in Great Patriotic War.

The below list is a work in progress and will be modified for complete accuracy over time. It identifies all Red Army officers promoted to the rank of Chief Marshal or Marshal of a Branch of Service during World War II. All told, there was one Chief Marshal and eight Branch Marshals by war's end.


Chief Marshal of Artillery

N. N. Voronov - His date of rank (DOR) as Chief Marshall of Artillery was 21 FEB 44 (DOR as Marshal of Artillery was 18 JAN 43)


Marshal of Artillery

N. D. Yakovlev - His DOR was 21 FEB 44

M. N. Chistyakov - His DOR was 25 SEP 44


Marshal of Tank Troops

P. A. Rotmistrov - His DOR was 21 FEB 44

Ya. N. Fedorenko - His DOR was 21 FEB 44

S. I. Bogdanov - His DOR was 1 JUN 45

P. S. Rybalko - His DOR was 1 JUN 45


Marshal of Engineer Troops

M. P. Vorobyov - His DOR was 21 FEB 44


Marshal of Signal Troops

I. T. Peresypkin - His DOR was 21 FEB 44


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1) In the entire history of the former USSR, there were no officers promoted to the ranks of Chief Marshal of Engineer Troops or Chief Marshal of Signal Troops

2) Rotmistrov was later promoted to Chief Marshal of Tank Troops on 28 APR 62


The below photo shows Chief Marshal of Artillery Voronov in his M1945 VP uniform.

Note in particular the black velvet cuff and collar backing of his M1945 VP uniform (as authorized for Chief Marshals and Marshals of Artillery and Tank Troops) as well as the M1943-pattern shoulder boards and parade belt.

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Marshal of Engineering Troops DOR was 1944.

I have his M1943 service tunic. I have photos of it and a scanned photo of him in his parade uniform if you need them.

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" In the entire history of the former USSR, there were no officers promoted to the ranks of Chief Marshal of Engineer Troops or Chief Marshal of Signal Troops"

The rank of Senior Technical Marshal ( either Signals or Engineering) was set up in 1943 it was withdrawn from the rank system in 1983, never having been awarded....does not stop some guy from selling a "WWII Chief Signals Marshal" on E.
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" In the entire history of the former USSR, there were no officers promoted to the ranks of Chief Marshal of Engineer Troops or Chief Marshal of Signal Troops"

The rank of Senior Technical Marshal ( either Signals or Engineering) was set up in 1943 it was withdrawn from the rank system in 1983, never having been awarded....does not stop some guy from selling a "WWII Chief Signals Marshal" on E.
What was the reason for this, and who carried out the administrative duties that the other chief marshals had for their respective rank? Were these two branches so "small" that the ordinary marshals could handle it?

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This is the board of a WWII air marshal....

a service uniform for Marshal Vorobyev ( I got him the tunic , rest added on for display) from my friend Tod Rathbone...dd
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Who is this general?

3 kutuzov 1st. cl, suvorov 2nd. cl, kutuzov 2nd. cl, couple RB's, etc. etc. etc.
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