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 Tadeusz Apolinary Klimecki

Klimecki, Tadeusz Apolinary


* 23rd of November 1895

† 3rd of July 1943

Flag for Poland


1931-01-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1938-03-19 Colonel
1941-02-06 Brigadier-General


1930-XX-XX 1934-XX-XX Instructor at the Higher War School
1934-XX-XX 1936-XX-XX Deputy Commmanding Officer 18th Regiment
1936-XX-XX 1938-XX-XX Commanding Officer 5th Mountain Regiment
1938-XX-XX 1939-XX-XX Director of Course, Higher War School
1939-XX-XX Attached to Chief Section III Operations, General Staff
1939-12-XX 1940-07-XX Chief of Section III Operations, General Staff
1940-07-XX 1943-07-03 Chief General Staff
1943-07-03 Killed in air crash at Gibraltar
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Best Regards
Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.