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 26724 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 Johan Viktor Arajuuri

Arajuuri, Johan Viktor


* 23rd of June 1894

† 28th of February 1961

Flag for Finland


1928-06-15 Colonel
1942-07-03 Major-General


1925-03-20 1925-08-29 Commanding Officer Central Finland Regiment
1925-04-27 1925-08-29 Acting General Officer Commanding 2nd Division
1925-08-29 1933-07-01 Commanding Officer Porin Regiment
1929-06-01 1929-08-07 Acting General Officer Commanding 1st Division
1933-07-01 1934-01-29 General Officer Commanding Turunmaa Military District
1934-01-29 1934-02-23 Special Purposes Officer, Ministry of the Interior
1934-02-23 1941-06-25 Chief of Police Helsinki
1940-03-01 1940-03-13 General Officer Commanding 4th Division
1941-06-25 1941-07-15 General Officer Commanding Helsinki Military Districy
1941-07-15 1942-05-21 General Officer Commanding General Headquarters Military Administration
1942-05-21 1943-08-19 General Officer Commanding Eastern Karelian Military Administration
1943-08-19 1944-10-XX Chief of Police Helsinki
Picture source: Courtesy of Valdis Kurties


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