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 27344 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 Major-General of Aviation-Engineering Service Grigorii Dmitrievich Volikov

Volikov, Grigorii Dmitrievich

Major-General of Aviation-Engineering Service

* 21st of August 1898

† 22nd of July 1952

(Григорий Дмитриевич Воликов)

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1944-02-04 Major-General of Aviation-Engineering Service


1945-XX-XX Deputy Head of 8th Directorate, People's Commissariat of Aviation Industry
1948-01-01 1949-11-18 Head of the Military Department, Russian State Technical Institute
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.