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 24480 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 Vasilii Ivanovich Shcherbenko

Shcherbenko, Vasilii Ivanovich


* 23rd of February 1902

(Василий Иванович Щербенко)

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1942-05-06 Lieutenant-Colonel
1943-02-22 Colonel
1945-07-01 Major-General


1941-11-XX 1944-11-XX Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, 37th Army
1941-11-XX 1944-11-XX Chief of Intelligence Section, 37th Army
1944-11-XX 1945-03-XX Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, 57th Army
1944-11-XX 1945-03-XX Chief of Intelligence Section, 57th Army
1945-03-13 1945-05-09 Commanding Officer 73rd Guards Rifle Division
1947-02-XX Deputy Commanding Officer ? Division
1949-09-XX Commanding Officer ? Separate Rifle Brigade
1949-09-XX 1955-09-XX Commanding Officer 97th Guards Rifle Division
1955-09-XX 1956-11-XX Deputy Commanding Officer III Rifle Corps
1956-11-15 1957-08-15 Commanding Officer XXI Rifle Corps
1957-08-XX 1959-09-XX Head of Lvov Officers' Advanced Training Course, Carpathian Military District
1959-09-XX Retired
Picture source: From: 'Великая Отечественная. Начальники разведки фронтов, армий, флотов, флотилий', 2014


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