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 22621 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 Petr Vasilevich Pererva

Pererva, Petr Vasilevich


* 23rd of July 1897

† 22nd of October 1968

(Петр Васильевич Перерва)

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1942-11-17 Major-General


1938-03-XX 1939-XX-XX Commanding Officer 41st Rifle Regiment
1939-XX-XX 1940-03-XX Commanding Officer 426th Rifle Regiment
1940-03-XX 1940-11-XX Commanding Officer 2nd Reserve Rifle Battalion
1940-11-XX 1941-07-XX Commanding Officer 20th Motorized Rifle Regiment
1941-07-XX 1941-09-17 Commanding Officer 20th Tank Division
1941-09-17 1942-11-26 Commanding Officer 356th Rifle Division
1942-11-27 1942-12-20 Commanding Officer 29th Guards Rifle Division
1942-12-XX 1943-03-XX Hospitalized and convalescing
1943-03-13 1943-11-16 Commanding Officer XXV Rifle Corps
1943-11-XX 1945-04-XX Deputy Commanding Officer 61st Army
1945-04-XX 1948-08-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Belorussian-Lithuanian Military District for Training
1945-08-XX 1946-02-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Minsk Military District for Training
1946-02-XX 1946-12-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Belorussian Military District for Training
1946-12-XX 1947-03-XX Deputy Commanding Officer 3rd Army
1947-03-XX 1948-06-XX Deputy Commanding Officer 28th Army
1948-06-XX 1949-05-XX Attending the Military Academy of the General Staff
1949-05-XX 1951-02-XX Deputy Commanding Officer 7th Guards Army
1951-02-XX 1954-09-XX Deputy Commander in Chief Tauria Military District
1954-09-XX Retired
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Steen Ammentorp, Librarian DB., M.L.I.Sc.