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 Lieutenant-General Grigorii Nikiforovich Perekrestov

Perekrestov, Grigorii Nikiforovich


* 17th of January 1904

† 13th of July 1992

(Григорий Никифорович Перекрестов)

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1943-03-26 Major-General
1945-09-08 Lieutenant-General


1935-04-XX 1938-07-XX Commanding Officer 110th Cavalry Regiment
1938-07-XX 1940-10-XX Commanding Officer 92nd Cavalry Regiment
1940-10-XX 1941-05-XX Attending the Military Command & Navigation Academy of the Air Force
1941-05-XX 1941-08-29 Commanding Officer 4th Airborne Brigade
1941-08-29 Arrested and condemned to 10 years Forced Labor Camp
1941-11-XX 1942-08-XX Commanding Officer 60th Cavalry Division
1942-06-11 Sentence annulled
1942-08-XX 1942-10-11 Deputy Commanding Officer 9th Army
1942-10-11 1943-01-04 Commanding Officer III Mountain Rifle Corps
1943-02-12 1943-06-01 Commanding Officer XVI Rifle Corps
1944-03-29 1946-08-XX Commanding Officer LXV Rifle Corps
1946-08-XX 1947-02-XX Deputy Commanding Officer 39th Army
1947-02-XX 1950-04-XX First Deputy Commanding Officer 39th Army
1947-02-XX 1950-04-XX Chief of Staff, 39th Army
1950-04-XX 1950-11-XX Assistant Commander in Chief Volga Military District
1950-11-XX 1953-10-11 Commander in Chief Volga Military District
1953-10-XX 1954-05-XX Deputy Commandant for Operational-Tactical Training, Military Academy of Rear Service & Supply
1955-11-XX 1958-05-27 Assistant Commander in Chief for Higher Military Schools, Voronezh Military District
1958-05-27 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


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