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 23779 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 Aladár  Asztalossy

Asztalossy, Aladár


* 9th of October 1890

† 27th of May 1956

Flag for Hungary


1941-08-01 1941-11-01 Commanding Officer 3rd Infantry Brigade
1941-11-01 1942-11-01 Commanding Officer 2nd Motorized Infantry Brigade
1942-04-25 1942-09-18 General Officer Commanding 2nd Armored Division
1942-10-01 1943-06-01 General Officer Commanding 19th Light Division [Eastern Front]
1943-06-01 1943-09-01 Attached to IX Corps
1943-12-01 Retired
1944-09-XX Recalled
1944-09-XX 1944-12-XX Chief of Miltary Administration, 3rd Army Rear Area
Picture source: Courtesy of Gábor Mischinger


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