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 Lieutenant-General of Aviation Georgii Aleksandrovich Ivanov

Ivanov, Georgii Aleksandrovich

Lieutenant-General of Aviation

* 18th of June 1907

† 9th of June 1947

(Георгий Александрович Иванов)

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1944-02-04 Major-General of Aviation
1945-07-11 Lieutenant-General of Aviation


1939-03-22 1939-12-03 Commanding Officer 15th Assault Aviation Regiment
1939-12-03 1940-02-05 Commanding Officer 70th Fighter Aviation Regiment
1940-02-05 1940-08-XX Commanding Officer 32nd Aviation Brigade
1940-08-XX 1941-03-XX Deputy Commanding Officer 37th Aviation Division
1941-03-XX 1941-10-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Aviation Brigade
1941-10-XX 1942-01-XX Commanding Officer Air Forces, 36th Army
1942-01-XX 1942-02-XX Commanding Officer Air Forces, 11th Army
1942-02-XX 1942-04-XX Attached to the Staff, Air Force
1942-04-XX 1942-06-12 Commanding Officer 2nd Shock Aviation Group
1942-06-12 1943-03-18 Commanding Officer 239th Fighter Aviation Division
1943-03-18 1944-02-14 Commanding Officer 5th Guards Fighter Aviation Division
1944-02-01 1946-04-XX Commanding Officer XI Fighter Aviation Corps
1946-04-XX 1947-03-XX Head of Fighter Aviation Combat Training Directorate, Air Force
1947-03-XX 1947-06-09 Inspector-General of Fighter Aviation Forces
1947-06-09 Killed in an accident
Picture source: Courtesy of Ilya Mukhin


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