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 General 1st Rank  Song Zheyuan

Song Zheyuan

General 1st Rank

* 30th of October 1880

† 5th of April 1940


(Sung Che-yuan)

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1935-04-03 General 2nd Rank
1949-04-18 General 1st Rank posthumously


1926-XX-XX Governor of Jehol Province
1927-XX-XX Commanding Officer 4th Division
1927-XX-XX 1928-XX-XX Chairman of the Government of Shaanxi province
1932-XX-XX Military Commander Chahar
1932-XX-XX 1937-XX-XX Commanding Officer 29th Route Army, Marco Polo Bridge
1932-XX-XX 1935-XX-XX Chairman of the Government of Chahar Province
1935-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Chairman of the Government of Hebei Province
1937-XX-XX Commanding Officer 29th Army
1937-XX-XX 1938-XX-XX Commander in Chief 1st Army Group
1937-XX-XX Commanding Officer 59th Army
1938-XX-XX Deputy Commander in Chief 1st War Area
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Best Regards
Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.