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 26724 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 Brigadier-General João Pereira de Oliveira

Pereira de Oliveira, João


* 26th of May 1884

Flag for Brazil


1934-10-02 Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-05-03 Colonel
1942-05-24 Brigadier-General


1943-08-17 1943-XX-XX Acting General Officer Commanding 2nd Military Region
1943-11-11 1945-03-16 General Officer Commanding 2nd Division
1946-XX-XX General Officer Comamnding 1st Division
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Best Regards
Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.