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 Brigadier-General Jewgienij Cukanow

Cukanow, Jewgienij


* 19th of December 1897

† 27th of February 1966


(Former Soviet Army)

(Евгений Ефимович Цуканов)

(Evgenii Efimovich Tsukanov)

Flag for Poland


1943-10-29 Major-General of Quartermaster Service (Soviet Army)


1936-11-XX 1937-10-24 Commanding Officer 47th Rifle Regiment
1937-10-24 1940-12-09 Military Attaché to Estonia
1940-12-09 1941-10-31 General Officer Commanding 123rd Rifle Division
1941-10-31 1942-01-07 Chief of Staff, 90th Rifle Division
1942-01-09 1942-04-07 General Officer Commanding 70th Rifle Division
1942-04-07 1943-04-25 Deputy Chief of Rear Service, 55th Army
1943-05-15 1944-05-XX Deputy Chief of Rear Service, 67th Army
1944-05-XX Transferred from the Soviet Army
1944-05-08 1945-XX-XX Quartermaster-General 1st Polish People's Army
1946-01-07 Returned to Soviet Union
1946-01-XX 1946-03-XX At disposal of Personnel Directorate, Rear Service
1946-03-XX 1947-02-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1947-02-28 1947-11-17 Chief of Rear Service Baltic Military District
1947-11-17 1949-08-12 Deputy Commandant of the Military Academy of Rear Service & Supply
1949-08-XX 1954-05-XX Head of Financial Directorate
1954-05-XX 1961-07-XX Deputy Head of Chancellery, Ministry of Defence
1961-07-XX Retired
Picture source: From "Dowodcy Wojska Polskiego na froncie wschodnim 1943-1945" by Maciej Szczurowski, 1996


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