The Generals of WWII


About the project

This project attempts to create a biographical database, which covers the army generals of all participating countries of the Second World War. At the moment the database contains 22621 short biographical sketches of the army generals of World War 2.

However, taking into account the scope of the project, the information on each general will vary in detail. Some generals have only been identified and listed with their last names, while others are listed with full names and sketches of their military careers. I am engaged in the quest for further biographical information on the generals and as a result there will be continual updates.

To find information on a specific general use the Search function or just click on The Generals and then choose the country of origin.

I hope that you will find this a useful reference tool.

General of the day

Portrait of Lieutenant-General Filipp Alekseevich Parusinov

Parusinov, Filipp Alekseevich


* 27th of November 1893

† 25th of October 1973

(Филипп Алексеевич Парусинов)

Flag for Soviet Union


1940-06-04 Lieutenant-General


1937-01-XX 1937-07-XX Deputy Commanding Officer 51st Rifle Regiment
1937-07-XX 1938-07-XX Commandant of Mogliev-Iampolsk Fortified Area
1937-07-XX 1939-10-22 Commanding Officer Odessa Army Group
1939-10-22 1941-03-11 Commanding Officer 12th Army
1940-01-XX Commanding Officer XIX Rifle Corps [Finland]
1941-03-11 1943-06-26 Commanding Officer 25th Army
1943-06-26 1943-06-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Far Eastern Front
1943-06-XX 1945-07-XX Commanding Officer Primorsk Group of Forces
1945-07-XX 1945-08-XX At disposal of the Main Personnel Directorate
1945-08-XX 1945-09-XX Comanding Officer Chuguevsk Operational Group
1945-09-XX 1946-03-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Kharkov Military District
1946-03-XX 1946-06-XX Commanding Officer Kharkov Territorial District
1946-06-XX 1946-10-XX At disposal of the Main Personnel Directorate
1946-10-XX 1950-02-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Volga Military District
1950-02-XX At disposal of the Main Personnel Directorate
1952-03-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1952-03-XX 1956-01-XX Head of Military Faculty, Central State Institute of Physical Culture
1956-01-XX Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


Any comments, suggestions or corrections please feel free to contact me at:

Best Regards
Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.